Who sends their Christmas cards out on time anyway?

I know that most of you are anxiously checking your mailboxes and watching for the mail man… just hoping that our card will arrive before Christmas.  I hate to spoil it for you but I don’t think it’s going to happen this year.  In fact, I know it’s not.  I have resolved to take some pressure off of myself by creating a new tradition.  From this season on, the Ho family will send their cards in January.  So after you have already taken down the tinsel you’ll get one last blast of Holiday cheer from four smiling Ho’s.

Here are my plans for the January pick-me-up that you can expect to receive:

First of all, we will not use the Ho, Ho, Ho card that I’ve fallen to in years past.  While it was clever and cute, there are no longer 3 of us.  Our faces wouldn’t all fit in the O’s.  I haven’t abandoned this idea completely however, with 3 children on the books next year this card idea may make a come back.

I’m liking this idea from Shutterfly: A nice H in the middle with some black and whites?  Yes please, and then I can keep one for myself, stick it in a frame and have a little reminder of home on my desk.

Also loving the matching address labels, great time saver!

Today is December 13th.  That gives me just a couple of weeks to take pictures, edit them, hop on Shutterfly, make a card and drop it all in the mail.  Doable?  Doable.

Here’s hoping that you hear from us in January!

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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