November 16, 2011

Unique Christmas Cards - The Recipe

Merry Christmas!

I always like to write some kind of cheesy yearly update letter to send out with our family photo at this time of year.  It's my mother's fault.  She would always come up with fun ways to share our family news with others.

Back in 2006, I wrote a recipe for our family's year that was really clever, if I do say so myself.  I can't find it anywhere.  Luckily, my sister copied me and wrote a recipe for their family the next year, and for some reason I do have hers, although I apparently didn't save mine.  Weird.

I'll just share a bit of hers, so you get the idea.

At the top of the page, you have something like :

Recipe for a great 2007!

Then you write out a separate recipe for each person in your family, such as:

1 cup employment
1 cup playtime with kiddos
3 family camping trips
2 dozen Candy Cane JoJo's


4 cups kindness
3 cups silliness
sprinkle of cayenne pepper
1 lb. each reading, sports, art, wii, piano, preschool
set aside for 50 minutes quiet time each day to reduce volatility

Then after you've written a recipe for everyone, you write something like:

Take 1 each of (all the names in your family), stir together and let simmer for (however long you've been a family).  Sprinkle with music and laughter and garnish with a cheesy Christmas letter.  Enjoy!

See?  Different, yet informative.  There you go.

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