Last year we thought that we had come up with a great card. It was a pictoral representation of 2009, it made us laugh, and we thought it was clever. We didn't anticipate that it would prove to be possibly too clever. Have a look:
(sorry that it's a little blurry, I'm not a tech person so I don't know how to clean that up!)
To us, it made total sense. Spring = Maya is sad, Summer = Maya is sad, Fall = Maya is sad . . . but in the Winter, Maya is happy! Tie it all together with "It's the most wonderful time of the year" Christmas song quote, and we loved it. But then we had a few conversations that went like this:
Them: "Hey, we got your card! It was really cute. It was interesting how you picked so many crying pictures, though."
Us: "Did you get it? Like with the whole 'it's the most wonderful time of the year' thing? You know, because the holiday season is fun, so she was only laughing in the winter?"
Them: "Ohhhhhhhh . . . "
Oh well. We still think it was an excellent card :)
So now you've seen 2008 (Maya's first card) and 2009 (Maya's 2nd card) . . . in a week I'll put up this year's card (which is Maya's 3rd card and Parker's 1st card). And this year's card . . . well, let me just say that it's good.
(I'm slightly biased, but whatever)
I can't wait to share it here!