Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Letter

I sent out my Christmas card and letter this week.  Phew! What a relief. 

I wanted to go ahead and share our Christmas greetings here as well. 

There are so many readers of J and A and Co. that I don’t know personally.  I want to give a big shout out to you. I want to say thank you for reading my blog.  I appreciate all your love and kind words.  I hope the holidays in your home are magical, and leave you laughing all the way.

Christmas Card 2011 front copy

Christmas Card 2011 back

The swenson family in numbers

Speaking of Christmas letters.  Our kiddos wrote theirs to Santa this week.

Christmas Letter

Christmas Letter1

I have a letter that I typed up, and they fill in the blanks.  It makes it so easy for them. 

Santa Letter

Click on the letter if you would like to download this for your family.

After they are all filled out, we leave them in our Santa mailbox. It is a small Christmas mailbox that hangs on a hook in our house.  Then the elf comes to pick them up.

This year, Owen the Elf was assigned to our family.  He was so nice and left the kids a note and some candy canes.

Stella decided that she wanted to be Owen’s pen pal.  They are now exchanging notes back and forth via our Santa mailbox.

I love Christmas.


Lorinda said...

cute card, cute family, cute kids! Love you!

Sindy Shepard said...

Hello Andrea :-) I am a reader of you blog and one of the some one's you don't know, but I love you blog! and all your craft and home ideas and also the inspiration you give to me to be a better mom, wife and friend. Thank you! I wish your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Marcy Clark said...

Hey cute girl! Just got your card in the mail and I was trying to take my kids back to the Utah State days. Too young to remember I guess. I had no idea Kristin had a baby pass away. I just got done reading her blog and am sobbing. She must be one tough cookie. I remember meeting her only a couple times. Tell her I want to be a better mom after reading that. Looks like the fam is doing well. It was good hearing from you. Tell Jonathan we say hi! Take care! Love, The Clarks

Tara said...

I love that Stella is pen pals with an elf. That is SO darling. I love the card and letter - so fun to see your beautiful work!

Becky said...

You are such a fun Christmas mom! I love the Christmas mailbox idea - I just might have to steal that one!

julie said...

You and your family are just so children are all grown and moved out.....reading your blog makes me want that time over again, so I can do all the amazingly cute and wonderful things that you do with your family. I just love your blog...all your musings and inspirational ideas are brilliant, you should write a book!?!....I'd buy it :) I'd like to thank you for that sharing spirit you have and the pleasure it brings to us lesser mortals( ok then me)who have a hard time with crafting ideas but long to do so.
Wishing you and your family a 'magical' Christmas and very best wishes for the new year Julie

KW said...

I love that Tessa looks so intense about writing this letter too. I found a great letter on pinterest like this as well that follows your guidelines about giving 5 items, it was pretty cool.

Pam said...

Very cute card and I loved the letter, thanks for taking the time to share it with us!

Krysta said...

Your Christmas card is adorable. I love the letter.

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