i had the idea months ago to forgo the traditional christmas card and to do a thanksgiving card. i know i'm not the first to do this but i just wanted to do something a little different. i also knew i wanted to incorporate football into the card. i mean, football really is one of the first words that comes to mind when i hear "thanksgiving". they are both SO american! but how do i do that in one card? i was at a loss. until i found this quote, "on thanksgiving day, all over america, families sit down together at the same moment - halftime." as soon as i read this i KNEW it would be on my card. so, about a month ago we headed to the field for our official card photo. see that post here. i got the one i wanted but then had the delima of incorporating tech's red/blue scheme with a more fallish/thanksgivingish color scheme. gah, this card was really starting to stress me out! then we had our annual pumpkin patch pics with crystal garcia and i couldn't not put one of those on a thanksgiving card. omg. really stressed now. to the rescue was a piece of pope. i sent her the 2 pics and the quote and told her i liked "whimsy" and "fun". the first copy i got back was full color and i just couldn't grasp the red/blue with the fall colors. just looked funny. so i switched the football pic to a black/white (which really is my fav anyway) picture and TADA - we have a thanksgiving card!
now, i'll admit that once i had approved the final copy and ordered it i panicked. i wondered if this was entirely too cheesy; if anyone would even get that the pic was taken on the field since it was black/white and you really couldn't tell. wondered if people would make the football/thanksgiving connection. but it was too late; the cards were ordered and they were being mailed! but they came in and i LOVED them. it's what i had pictured and i couldn't have been more happy!
front of card
back of card
if you haven't gotten yours yet; it's in the mail (or in my purse to be mailed tmrw). some went out before others b/c i'm the most impatient person alive. i can't help it! it's my one flaw... :)
and i can't believe i just wrote an entire post about the makings of a card. i'm obviously low on blog worthy material...and bored. happy thanksgiving a week early!