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our cupcake Christmas card

I’m not adverse to photograph holiday cards, to opening an envelope and seeing your gorgeous children and then trying to figure out to whom they belong. I like seeing these updates, especially from those outside my daily circle. But I can’t bring myself to put my own gorgeous child’s face on the front of a card. Maybe I’m just overly shy on her behalf. And I certainly couldn’t put a family portrait (eek! I’m horribly un-photogenic). So my newish tradition is to put a sweet version of us.

Versions from days of yore (you can see last year’s here). Look how the little one has grown!

This year I chose cupcakes. I love the deals at shutterfly (you can always find some sort of discount and free shipping and whatnot), so I used a simple, folded card with a lime green frame. And for those on my Christmas card list who haven’t received theirs yet and are reading this (ie. those on my husband’s list), sorry I ruined the surprise, for I’m sure opening a Christmas card from yours truly is the highlight of your season.

And you can see, I did stick my gorgeous kid’s face on the inside.

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  1. Victoria (The District Chocoholic)
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Oh I love it! Those cupcakes remind of of "Melty" the cookie. And the picture kind of makes me want to do this for the kids I coach.

  2. Rowaida
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I love it! love your blog and your book is amazing Meaghan I love to bake your delicious and best sugar cookies. I am following you on twitter I wish you could add me to your following list.
    Wish you great success. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  3. Paula
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    These are the most creative Christmas Cards. Love this idea.

  4. Aikko
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Meaghan! Your daughter is sooo lovely! Very creative Christmas cards!!

    Happy holidays!

  5. Pink Little Cake
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Your cards are so cute, what a great idea.Happy Holidays Meghan, your little girl is adorable.

  6. Debbie
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    This is by far the cutest Christmas card ever! Very creative to make your cards out of food pictures :-) Happy Holidays!!

  7. Sue
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    So darling! Perfect card(s) for you:) Your daughter is a little charmer! Merry Christmas, Meaghan, to you and your family!

  8. kotomi
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    these cupcakes are SO CUTE!! Love the nerdy one with the glasses, lol. Happy holidays Meghan!

  9. McArdle's
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I love it! I would look forward to your card every year to see how you change it up. Cute idea!

  10. Chic Cookies
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Aw, thank you everybody. (And yes, the nerdy glasses one is me! So fitting.)

  11. Beth
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    We loved your Christmas card, and it definitely stands out on our Christmas card tree of "who is that again?" but we all agreed that the picture on the inside is your best creation yet! (And that's saying something! ha!).

  12. Evan @swEEts
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    This is the most adorable idea for a Christmas card I've seen yet! Your cookies and cupcakes are gorgeous.. I just came across your page and now you're on my feed so I can get updates :)

  13. Sarah-Jane -
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    oh bless – what a cute card…. with an even cuter little angel inside :-)

    We didn't do Christmas cards at all this year – we did Christmas cookies that could hang on the tree and be eaten later.

  14. kirsty
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    What cute christmas cards!

    I sometimes feel very self-absorbed, sending cards with my kids pictures on it to non-family. Then I think, I LOVE to recieve cards with others kids on it, getting a glimpse of how much they've grown, so I'm sure at least some of the people on my christmas card list feel the same :)

  15. ♥peachkins♥
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    you have a cute daughter and those are lovely cuppies!

  16. cookies and cups
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    This post makes me happy!
    Hope you and your sweet family have a great holiday!

  17. Momof1
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    what a creative way to have a holiday card! Your daughter is ADORABLE! Happy Holidays!

  18. Chic Cookies
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Oh, you're all way too nice. Happy Holidays! And sniffle, thanks Beth! (She got the real live paper one!)

  19. morgana
    Posted December 23, 2010 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    I love your snowmen cupcakes !!!!1


  20. justJENN
    Posted December 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    LOVE IT!

  21. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet
    Posted December 24, 2010 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    He he what a cute and funny idea. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and new year.

  22. Lydia
    Posted December 24, 2010 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    What a truly delicious and whisical idea!!! Very nice!!

  23. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted December 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I think she is a LIVE version of a cupcake. It doesn't get much sweeter than that! ♥

    Merry Christmas!

  24. Erin
    Posted December 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Just found your blog today. I'm in love. So glad I found it. :)

  25. Jenni Price Illustration
    Posted December 25, 2010 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    I just found your blog and what an adorable card you made this year! Super Cute! Merry Christmas!

  26. Lilla
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Ciao Meaghan, your blog it's very interesting and these cupcakes are so lovely!! I'm newbie of cookie decoration and here I have found plenty of ideas! Happy new Year from Italy!

  27. anna marie
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    holy moly! that's too amazing, i can barely handle it!

    xo.anna marie

  28. Jennifer (Savor)
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    ohhh….I want one for next year!

  29. Diane {Created by Diane}
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Super cute! Happy New Year!

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