Tuesday, November 27, 2012

WW: 2012 Christmas Card {Linky}

I've had the front done for awhile.


The Disclaimer at the bottom that is oh so small says: Duct tape was not actually used.

I put it there just so some people wouldn't get all worked up thinking I taped my kid's mouths up. Photoshop does wonders.

The back is what took me FOREVER! My husband and I wrote things over and over again. It's not perfect, but it's good enough! My co-worker was laughing at me because I had a lady that was Jewish proofing it. She didn't care! Here's what we came up with:

Silent Night

Silent night, colorful night
Isaak draws on the floor so bright
Brothers wrestling ever so wild
Mom and Dad try to keep things mild
Brush their teeth, off to bed
We tuck them in and kiss their heads

Silent night, surprises in sight
A train station trip in the dark night
Glory streams from Chicago afar
We tour the city without a car
Tickets were lost; Daddy was scorned
Eager to leave honked the train horn

Silent night, beautiful night
The boys color without a fight
Mica draws each president’s face
Isaak glues objects on a wooden base
Such a delight for creative minds
The fridge is covered with vibrant designs

Happy Holidays
Travis, Alissa, Mica and Isaak Apel
theapels.blogspot.com

Then I made custom stamps at Zazzle.com. Here's my low res screen shot. You get the picture.



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48 comments:

Jill said...

LOL. Luv It!

Meryl said...

LOL@!!!!!!!! GREAT shot! Brings a new dimension to 'holiday cheer'. Thanks so much for the smile I leave here with.

Jane B said...

Ohh i Love it! Very creative. Well Done. :)

kristi said...

Great job on the picture! I love it...(wish I could do that in Photoshop, I just don't use it enough!) and your version of Silent Night is excellent! Thanks for the linky. Have a great week.

Ai Sakura said...

aww so cute and innovative! happy holidays!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Leovi said...

Yes, a smile for this lovely Christmas card, beautiful light and very creative.

stevebethere said...

LOL love it heheh!

Have a fantastico week :-)

Kristin Aquariann said...

Ha, cute concept! You did a great job photoshopping the duct tape over their mouths.

♥ aquariann
Featured Photo: Head of Cabbage

B@bYh|r0Sh| said...

oh gawd... this is real funny.... thank for starting my morning in a merry note!

Joyce Lansky said...

This is wonderful. How fun!

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Very creative Alissa! Love it! Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

Diana M. said...

This is brilliant!

Janet Blue said...

What a clever photo and I love it as a stamp. Every year I plan to do a stamp and then procrastinate too long to get it done! Janet@TheCatOnMyHead

Carrie said...

I love this so much! It is just so adorable!

DayswithDylan

mail4rosey said...

Zazzle makes the best stamps!! Yours is hilarious, love it!!

David said...

Wonderful, thank you for sharing!

GrandmaSally said...

New Follower, Thanks for hosting

kewkew said...

Oh my, that is so funny/cute!! very inventive

Art of RetroCollage said...

LOL....A little holiday wishful thinking? ;-) Have a great WW!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

That sure gave us a good laugh! Perfect idea for a card.

Danielle

Veronica Lee said...

Very cute and fun! Love the idea, A!

OrangeHeroMama said...

That is soooooooo awesome!

Theresa said...

That is so creative! I love it! The poem is great too! Good job :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's probably one of the best Christmas cards I've ever seen!

Christy Ann said...

This is so cool! Great photo, and perfect for a christmas card! Wish I could think of something creative like that!

Claire Justine said...

Brilliant card :)

Simply Delicious said...

Cute and funny!!!

Tamara said...

Perfect photo and card. I might try this one next year but I used lights too around my children

ngpaloma said...

lovely idea :-) and very funny too :-)

BusyWorkingMama said...

I love it!!! I haven't even started my Christmas cards.

Masshole Mommy said...

Oh my god - I love this SOOOO much!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You definitely take the most creative card! It's adorable!

Erika Price said...

LOL - what a novel way to get some peace over the holidays!!!!!

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

That is probably the greatest thing ever.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh! what a great photo!!!

Nicole Buckingham said...

so fun. love.

Jennifer Quirky Momma said...

I can't stop giggling! This is just so cute! I want to do this with my kiddos! Thanks for the giggle and smile! Happy Holidays!

~ Noelle said...

THEY TURNED OUT GREAT!!!!!
AWESOME.... LOVE THE PHOTOS

pc said...

This is really funny, and yeah, good to have the disclaimer.

Just curious, were they real tangled up...>.*

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Fantastic. Funny and simply wonderful. Congrats on a brilliant design and poem. Thanks for linking up. I am your newest subscriber.

Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk said...

New follower! Hope you will hop over and follow back!
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Jillian Nicole said...

Love the picture .... its a great idea for mine!
Jillian
http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/2012/11/ww-twilight-breaking-dawn-part-2.html

My Journey With Candida said...

LOL... love that card Alissa, but if it would have been me, I would have really used duct tape. Geeze... we have to be so careful now days don't we.

Wayne W Smith said...

Perfect and funny. Thanks for linking up to our Wordless Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.

Are We There Yet! said...

Hahaha everytime I see that photo, I have to laugh. Great idea for a Christmas Card. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year.

Skylar Magazine said...

How funny! I love that version... very clever and cute! Hello! I'm Sarah, visiting and following from Wordless Wednesday... I know I'm a little late. I didn't link up until yesterday. Anyway, I would love for you to stop by and if you'd like you can follow back. I'm following via GFC, Facebook, and Twitter.

Thanks & Happy Holidays!

Sarah
http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/2012/11/wordlesswed6.htm

Gale said...

LOVE IT! May have to duplicate this sometimes with my boys.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

hahah I'm doing one like this with my twin boys ...Peace on earth. I've seen a few on Pinterest.

(thanks for tip about disclaimer)

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