Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Things to do: The Holiday Version

Ugh. It's time to starting thinking about holiday cards.

I really don't like this early preparation for holidays: Costco should not be displaying halloween costumes in August, I should not be made to feel guilty for forgetting Grandparents Day (ahem. Nana. Was Mother's Day not enough?) and thinking about holiday cards should be pushed back until at least late November.

But that is not to be. 

If I don't at least start pondering the options now, it won't happen. 

So. Our annual holiday letter. 

I'm a fan of the quirky and non-traditional. 

Last year we did postcards. With pictures of chickens in santa hats.

The only downside was that some of the photos on the card got a bit smudged in transit. 

This year I'm thinking of using one of the photos that Alex took. Hawaii. Beach. Warm weather. Non-Christmas-y.

That's about as far as you can get from the traditional photo session in front of the formal fireplace, dressed in red plaid, with snow falling outside, right?

Although we could always dress Bailey up as a reindeer. I'm sure he'd love that.