Me? I won't even help with decorations. Oh sure, I'll bring the boxes up from the basement, and I'll carry them back down, but aside from hanging 3 ornaments up one year, and helping with an occasional gift or two, I'm sort of scrooge-ish.
The exception? Christmas cards. I really enjoy a good Christmas card. I like the ones that show the whole family -- there's nothing worse than putting a card on the mantel and looking at some kids you don't recognize for a month because their parents were too insecure to be photographed themselves.
Because I enjoy Christmas cards, and because I get bored easily, I floated an idea past the wife that she actually jumped all over: non-boring Christmas cards. Nothing flashy, nothing obscene, but we decided then and there that the whole family would be on it every year, and every year we'd have a different shtick.
Our first year we came out with what is probably my favorite to date, the Pirate Card.
The next year we celebrated my favorite collegiate sports team, the Buckeyes of the Ohio State.
Last year we put my mad photoshop skills to the test and came up with this realistic looking card.
And this year we gave ourselves an excuse to buy me some footie pajamas.
When the kids get a little older we'll probably let them toss some ideas out there, too. I personally can't wait for the Disney Princess Christmas card.
To see some of our more recent Christmas Cards, please visit this update.