to our pages of Holiday cards. We hope you enjoy them, and that
for some of you, they bring back pleasant memories.
Our first Holiday card, just after we
were married in 1980, featured a close-up of a box of broken Christmas
ornaments. Do any of you have that card? We'd love to scan it and
make it part of this collection.
We've had lots of fun making these cards
and honing the craft over the years. We get loads of ideas every
year. But we try to make them family-friendly, so that eliminates
most. Only a handful make quarter and semi finals, and only once
was there a tie.
And then there's the Bizarre Factor.
We like to make the cards a little bizarre, but they have to be
understood by a few generations, and people from all different parts
of our lives. Sometimes we ignore that, but everyone knows we play
horns, so at least everyone knows what the horns are for. It's often
a neat documentation of some of the things that were significant
in our lives that year.
We owe some thanks for continuing this
hobby to our friends Bob and LaNée
Willey, who have the most bizarre Holiday cards every year.
They're the undisputed champs in the field.