Getting ready for Christmas Cards

I don’t know about you, but I love pictures in my Christmas cards. I love to see pictures that include my friends and not just their kids. I want to see how my cousin really looks and not just their kids. I want to see my siblings with their kids, and not just their kids. 20131215_999_29

So each year, I get the crazy idea in my head that it is a good idea to take family pictures.


Nothing fancy of course, because we just don’t plan it out well enough. I just want a casual “we are all together and dressed up” kind of picture.


This year, we added a sweet Goldendoodle puppy to the family. He was born at the end of August and already is a beast! His name, Bear, fits him to a T. He is like a giant teddy bear.


So this last weekend, I rallied the troops. We thought wrangling them on the stairs would help hold the puppy in too.


I had my sweet hubby snap a few pictures of me too. I needed to update all my pictures on my social media. My other picture was almost two years old.

Anjeanette Klinder

I think he did a great job. I had great plans to have my hair colored and cut before pictures. Life happens and I’m real. Let’s just pretend the grey streaks are actually highlights, K?

pictures for cards

I think this one is actually my favorite picture. It makes me really happy. I love how it isn’t technically great, but it is so us.

this one 2013

We opted for this one. And I like it too.

Now I’m sewing my fingers off trying to catch up on all my Christmas sewing!

How about you? Do you love picture cards? Do you include yourself in the pictures? I sure hope you do.

6 thoughts on “Getting ready for Christmas Cards

  1. I love all of these pictures! I also would love to snuggle up to Bear, he’s adorable. You have one good looking family Anjeanette 🙂

    1. Thanks Amanda!

      Bear is so adorable and CRAZY! He is very much a puppy and has so much energy. But he is the biggest lover ever. How old is your dog? Just one? I would love to convince Steve that we need a Great Dane. I love those beasts.

      Take care,

  2. a) Those photos of you look fabulous! (And your fam, too)
    b) I would greatly appreciate it if you would bring your dog to the next DCMQG meeting. I seriously need to pet him. Thanks!

    1. Awe, thanks Jess. Bear is the most lovable dog. But he is a puppy and totally acts like one. He is CRAZY! Fits our family and our crazies perfectly;)

  3. I love this whole series of pictures, Anjeanette! We haven’t taken a whole-family photo since Eva was a baby, so like almost two years ago? I’m sure everyone loves getting your pictures every year!

    1. Thanks Jessie. I seem to only get whole family pictures every other year for some reason. I love them so much, particularly the ones that aren’t perfect.

      Hope you are doing well!

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