...to our beloved 2009 Christmas Cards.
We finally took them down last week.
We're still getting used to how naked the house looks without them.
We are all in love with Christmas cards over here. We love to see how everyone's changing and growing up from all over the place.
It makes me feel old to see some of our friends with teenagers.
It makes me feel awed at the creativity some people come up with.
But mostly it makes my heart swell up with love and appreciation for so many people that we love so dearly and who have made our lives better in one way or another.
We loved them all but these ones were voted "the most creative."
Now I suddenly don't care a bit about the mail any more. Thank you, Christmas season, for making mailbox visits so much fun.
post-edit: some have asked what I do with the cards when we take them down. I cut them down as much as I can (for space-sake) and put them in a slip-in easy scrapbooks from Target, one for each year. We pull them out each Christmas. I loved listening to my kids' comments this year as they oooooo'd and ahhhhhh'd about how so-and-so has changed so much, etc. They love to look back through the old books.