Sunday, December 9, 2012

"I before E, EXCEPT AFTER C"

You have to over-analyze and obsess about something around Christmas, right?  I have ROCKED at not obsessing over gifts or crafts or Katherine's First Christmas (awww!). But I (kind of. sometimes.) blog, so obviously that was not going to last. Obviously.

Being, you know, a sympathizer with the Righteous Right, I have a lot of highly unpopular ideals for my family Christmas card. The Christmas card I had in my head involved typographi-ed lyrics to "Joy to the World"... at least most of it... including the bits about why there's Joy, and preparing our hearts for the Lord and whatnot. And then because I have a small (?) addiction to Pinterest, I had visions of Chalkboard Art dancing through my head.

In case you're inclined to think any of that is a brilliant idea, let me save you a lot of Googling: It Doesn't Exist.

So I spent several days working on this:

and then several days trying (and failing) to find somewhere to print it out in the right size on heavy cardstock in time for Christmas for less than ONE MILLION DOLLARS.

then I settled on printing it at UPS on lightweight cardstock. The results were meh.

and finally... I realized that I'd spelled "Receive" wrong.




It was at this point that Rob said, "Sarah. I don't care if our Christmas card says "Happy Holidays" and has a picture of THE CAT on the front. Please stop talking to me about this." 

So I used TWO coupon codes and got this one from Shutterfly. It was easy. It doesn't say "Happy Holidays" or have a picture of the cat on it. So... WINNING! (?)


  1. But where does the adorable photo of Katherine go?

  2. I felt the same way about our cards :) How different we are :)

  3. I LOVE what you made even if receive is spelled wrong. I'm sorry it was so darn expensive though! I like the other one too, I snuck a peek when I saw in on the dining room :-)

  4. Hahahaha oh man I am sorry. Yours was beautiful, and even though I read the title of your post, knew it was about spelling, etc, I definitely didn't notice that receive was wrong. But the new ones are quite cute too!

  5. Lol, I once sent an invitation to a bridal shower with marriage spelled incorrectly. At least you caught it! I love this story, you are awesome. I'm prefer to avoid Happy Holidays cards, but I do allow anything that references Christmas.

  6. You are so funny. I love your designed version but I think the Shutterfly version is great too. I too had big dreams for a homemade holiday card. Mine involved being printed on Kraft paper. Which apparently no one can print on. Ugh. Oh well. I ended up with something much simpler.

  7. I didn't even notice it until you pointed it out...Oh well. I am still debating over our Christmas cards, to many that I like.


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