The end of 2011 was a little bit crazy for us. I count myself lucky that I managed to get all the presents wrapped and under the tree before Christmas morning. Sending out Christmas cards became a project I simply had to drop. Instead, I hoped to put together a New Year's card to send out in January. And luckily, that's just what happened.
I was inspired by the thought of counting our blessings, since 2011 was a year full of wonderful moments and events for our family. Craig and I sat down and chatted about the things that made up the majority of our year, then I set to work quantifying them. In the end, we had events that, when the numbers were added together, summed up to 2011. I made four little illustrations to give some color to our card. And, saving the best for last, we also included a photo of the boys - because the photos are everyone's favorite part of receiving a holiday card.
It was a fun little project that I hope our friends and family enjoyed. And, of course, I want to send the same wishes out to all of you, dear friends: here's to countless blessings and a bright 2012!
PS - We turned that photo of the boys into magnets for grandparents and such. They turned out so wonderfully, that I'm planning on making it an annual thing.
photos by me