The Making of Last Year's Hooligan Christmas Card

| 12/4/2011 9:28:47 PM

A photo of MaryThis years Christmas card is still a work in progress, so I thought I'd share last years Christmas card that I sent out to friends and family.  I got this idea that I would make a Christmas card with the hooligans.  I bought each a big red bow and tied one on the collar of Blackie, Patches and Levi.  The idea was for me to sit in a chair with all three sitting in front of me with their bows on and Mom would take the picture. Well I never got a nice picture I could use for a card.  Patches and Blackie almost got into a fight and I grabbed the collar of each keeping them apart until they settled down.  Levi pushed me out of the chair and  the girls don't like him being up on things and started trying to pull him out of the chair much like they do when he jumps up in the back of my truck or my tractor.  Mom thought she could get them settled enough for me to take a picture, but had as much success as I did.  Afterwards I'm going through the pictures and there is not one I could make a nice card with, so I came up with the idea of  doing a collage and a story inside the card, along with a letter to Santa from the hooligans about how good they were during the past year. 

 Xmas 2010 picture 

Merry Christmas from the hooligans  

Mom decided to that we needed to make a Christmas card. We nixed the Santa hats, so she decided that we were going to wear Christmas bows. But we had other ideas. She even got Grandma to help. We kept them busy until it got too dark and they gave up. Hope you have a Merry Christmas, Blackie, Levi and Patches oh, and Mary 

Hooligans letter to Santa: 

Santa we’ve been very good kids this year.  Mom was digging in the garden and lost some daffodil bulbs and we found all of them for her.  Wouldn’t you know it she lost them again and also some finger looking like bulbs. We found those for her.  She’s so very forgetful as she lost them another time and we had to find them for her again.  When she is planting in the garden we help her by digging holes for her.    

Mary Carton
12/10/2011 4:55:38 PM

Thanks everyone, it's never a dull moment around here.

Cindy Murphy
12/10/2011 8:05:16 AM

Too funny, Mary - I love it! Substitute a couple of two-legged hooligans for your four-legged ones, and you've got a letter to Santa from my daughters. Add a third, and Hubs is thrown in the mix - he's the most "helpful" one out of them all. Keep up on the surgery recovery process; no overdoing it, ya hear!

12/9/2011 12:28:09 AM

Mary, I loved the letter to Santa. You and the hooligans keep each other occupied for sure. None can complain of boredom. Glad you have recovered enough to return to work, would not want the hooligans to think you had forgotten to go to work.

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