Family Portrait cards

My mom painted this charming beyond belief family Christmas card as a teenager.

She has the best illustration style of anyone I know, it's never over thought or over worked, just sweet, childlike and goofy.

That's her on the left, singing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". I love the inclusion of the family cats, too.

Finding a copy of this little card has gotten some Christmas magic brewing in my brain, especially this year when I can hardly fathom shelling out $5 a card for all of my lovies. Not that they aren't worth it, mind you.


  1. That is fantastic, especially the little cats hiding in the back. I really like that your blog is sort of archive of your family's creativity (not to mention your own!)

  2. I love that she captured the style of that time-the girls wearing mini dresses with knee hi boots