Saving you a trip to the mailbox

We didn’t send out Christmas cards this year.

As soon as I decided to skip it, I started justifying myself. Not sending them will save money. And it’s better for the environment.

But honestly, I love Christmas cards. I love getting mail this time of year, and I appreciate every card we receive. The truth is, I just couldn’t get it done this year. If, by Christmas day, our gifts are all wrapped and everyone is wearing pants I’ll consider it a success.

Shopping this year was easy because of THE INTERNET. I bought every single gift online, and only paid shipping twice. Every time I clicked “checkout” I thought of people who raised babies before the Internet and had to shop in stores. That they had to drive to. And park their car. And then unload their kids, their bags, and before walking into the store they had to lock the car by PUTTING A KEY IN THE DOOR AND TURNING IT. I can’t think of a more inconvenient way to lock a vehicle.

Honestly, I don’t know how you guys did it.

We didn’t do a Christmas card, but I do have a blog, so I decided to let the Internet take care of our card, too.

Imagine this in your mailbox, on heavy card stock with your address in calligraphy and a Christmas stamp.


Merry Christmas, everyone. Have a wonderful holiday with friends and family, celebrating the birth of our Savior.

“And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 2:8-11


  1. Jenny Ramsey December 23, 2013

    You have always been, and continue to be, one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen. Merry Christmas Krieger family! Love you all!

  2. Jenny Lynn December 23, 2013

    Would it be wierd if I printed this out for my Christmas Carfd scrapbook? Merry Chrisas Kriegers!!

    • amandakrieger December 23, 2013

      Jenny Lynn. I actually thought of you when I made this and thought, “I sort of hope this makes the Armstrong’s Christmas Card scrapbook.”

  3. Kristie December 24, 2013

    You had to pop down the lock on each of your doors. So that’s not so hard.
    But really, if you have indoor heating pants (for David and MV) should be optional.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. What a great idea!! I didn’t send out cards either but I would love to post a picture and seasons greeting for my friends and family.

    I just might have to steal this for my post on Wednesday for Christmas…is that ok 🙂


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