Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 Christmas card

the front

and the inside

I've wanted to do this card for years!  But I needed the 6 kids to do it right.  This is really why we decided to have Caroline.  Kidding!!!
Our boy/girl ratio is a little off, I know, but I love how it turned out.  And so glad that it's all done.  It was a lot of work.

And here a few outtakes from the photoshoots.....

Brian's are my favorite.
The camera really loves him.

And saving the best for last.........

My personal favorite.

I almost put this picture on the back of the card.
It makes me laugh  so. hard.
And we really wished these sweet pants could be seen in the family picture.

I call it  'Portrait of the Father of Six Children'.
Can't you just feel the exhaustion, the sense of wanting to be anywhere else but here, maybe the loss of self respect?
Brian's just such a great actor.
Because he really feels the exact opposite.

Right, honey?


ellen said...

Awesome card.

sarahandmatt said...

GENIUS! I love this card. If I ever have 6 kids I am totally copying it. I think this is the favorite Christmas card I have ever seen.

Kim Skinner said...

that is the coolest thing i've ever're amazing! and you should have put that picture of brian on the back...classic.

The Crane Family said...

Hi Nicole,

How are you guys??? We LOVED your card--another magical creation from the Mason's! Everyone was ooing and awwing! One of these days - we should chat!

pakosta said...

I just LOVE this idea! it turned out GREAT! Your family is gorgeous! that baby, oh man, I just want to squeeze her! TOO CUTE my girls LOVE the BRady Bunch!
thanks for sharing!

Corrie said...

too funny! I'm crying laughing at the dad shot....pretty much sums up life with lots of kids! Also love your big boy's expression on the stairs- so very brady! Your little miss is growing too, adorable.

love it, well done!

Liss said...

I absolutely love this!

I have three kids, maybe I could just dress them up as an alter ego? Reindeers or something.

And those pants are a sight to behold. I agree, I would have SO put those on the back!!

Beautiful kids xxx

Deb said...

You get my vote for most creative Christmas card! I love it and the photos are stunning as usual.

Nancy said...

This is fabulous. Really, really creative & adorable!

Shauna_Rae said...

LOVE your card! My sister directed me over to your blog to see your card. I have six kids too and might just have to do this next year.

I love the expressions and even all the attire for the pictures.

Thanks for the idea!

Ammie said...

Your cards are always a highlight in our holiday festivities. In fact, I have a group of friends who pester me everyday wanting to know if your card has made it to my mailbox yet. :) You have some serious talent girl. You should start a business (another?). I know plenty of people who would pay big bucks for Christmas cards as clever as your's (note that I did not send any out this year...blah!). I can't wait to see what you come up with next year!

shawni said...

Loved the card. The only thing that would have made it better would have been Brian on the back.

I was so sad you guys weren't in Utah darn it! I was so looking forward to some chatting. We'll have to get together here instead.

Bailey's mom said...

Love your card! So awesome! Check out
They do custom family name shirts and now have a "Brady Bunch" shirt that you can custom with Mason! Have ordered many items from them. Great quality!

Amit Parashar said...

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Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

erin said...

did you use a template to do this card? If so, where did you get it!?

It looks great!

stacykaiser said...

Can you please tell me where you found the template for this card? Email me at

Carolee said...

My husband and I did a Modern family Christmas card last year to celebrate our blended family. This year we would like to do the Brady Bunch one. I found you while searching the web for a template. Are you willing to share how you did the card and font? Thanks!!

Taylor Friesen said...

love this card! did you use a template? I want to do this for my xmas card but not sure how!

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