Merry Serbian Christmas! Serbia uses the Julian calendar (as opposed to the Gregorian calendar that most of the world uses). Therefore, Serbian Christmas Day falls on the 7th of January, alas, today our family celebrates too! I’m glad I get to keep our tree up an extra week (and dread taking it down tomorrow!). We went to the Serbian church in Galveston last night for a service and will exchange gifts and eat dinner at Sasha’s aunt’s house tonight.

I meant to share our Christmas cards in December, but I was very busy and never got around to it. I published a blog post (here) with most of our family photos (taken by Paige Budde of Awake Photography), and I couldn’t decide on just one or two photos, so I went with a collage card from Artifact Uprising (I’m obsessed with this company!). I made wrap around labels like last year’s card because they are relatively simple to create. I wanted to add a little something fun, as we’ve done a Christmas ornament card and gift label card in the past. I found these adorable ‘Naught or Nice’ scratch-offs by Sweet Potato Shop on Etsy and personalized them to say “Isla thinks you’ll find coal in your stocking!” and “Hooray! Isla’s vote is ‘Nice!'” We stuck pennies on the back of each scratch off, then strategically packed our envelopes, giving all families with kids the nice cards and mixing it up for couples. We got a lot of funny responses to “Isla’s decisions.” 

I love getting Christmas cards in the mail! It always makes my day. I copied Lauren of Sunday Beach and punched a hole in the top corner of all the cards we received, then put them on a binder ring and had them on our coffee table. Isla loved going through them, as did other guests. 

Hope you’re having a wonderful week! Thank goodness it’s almost Friday!

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  1. What a busy/crazy last couple of weeks! Loved the holidays but a bit excited to get to a normal schedule. Oh wait…we leave for Australia in 10 days with a 19 month old for 2 weeks #alwaystired

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