My 12 Days of Christmas

I came up with the idea to have my own Christmas 2013 blog countdown. As Christmas is getting nearer, I have a ton on my mind and wanted to capture some of it on here in a more organized way. So….welcome to my 12 days of Christmas countdown! I am going to be reflecting on favorite memories, important things in my life, holiday traditions, places and people in a format crammed into some pre-define numerical context. We will see how it goes. Come along for the ride!



When I first think of 12, a dozen immediately comes to mind. There are lots of things that I could relate to a dozen: our weekly adventure to find local eggs on the island, buying doughnuts, the stacks of egg cartons in the basement waiting for our future eggs. I think that last night I found a perfect kickoff topic though: a review of the past 12 months. No, I will not rehash that here, but last night Matt and I sat down and went through thousands of photos from our past year of adventures. We were embarking on the annual task of putting together a Christmas card!

In previous years I have used Costco for their inexpensive holiday card options, but this year wanted something with a little more umph. I found a great website called PearTree Greetings (there are MANY card company options out there!) for making cards that are slightly more personal, and higher quality for just a smidge more cost. The one we picked also allows for two sides and a LOT more content! We looked through Facebook albums and file after file on the computer to select images. What we ended up with is pretty good. Not exactly what I wanted, but the Pinterest worthy couple photo shoot did not happen this year. ๐Ÿ™‚ ย We had to make due with regular old life snapshots. (though next year I am scheming to have this photographer do a shoot for us!)

But what a fun year it was! Travel and school and buying a house. We had a lot happen these past 12 months. Christmas cards will go out soon and I cannot wait to see what people think of this yearโ€™s story.

If you want to try out PearTree Greetings here is a referral promo for $20 credit towards your first purchase! linkย

Come back tomorrow as the countdown continues to eleven!


8 thoughts on “My 12 Days of Christmas

  1. Ooo! Thanks for reminding me that I need to get our Christmas cards ordered (and for posting that website! The cards look really neat)! I wish I lived closer to you guys and I’d totally do a photoshoot for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh that would have been awesome! Good luck with the cards! I had fun picking on out ๐Ÿ™‚ this program has way more customization than most!

    • Feel free to copy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will post a photo of the card (it has a few photos on it) after family gets them in the mail. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Pingback: My 12 Days of Christmas: Ten | Moose & Turtle on Vashon

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