Happy Thanksgiving from the Dekkers

posted by Andrea | 11/28/2013
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As I mentioned several weeks ago, we decided to send out Thanksgiving cards this year — in lieu of the more traditional Christmas cards.

We do have a lot to be thankful for this year — and Thanksgiving just so happens to be my favorite holiday of the year! Plus, since we just had a few 2-year pictures taken of Nora (and then a few family shots as well), it just seemed like the perfect time to send out our holiday cards this year.

Isn’t she cute! 


And I won’t lie, it feels really good to have the whole “send holiday cards” things crossed off my to-do list nice and early this year!  🙂

Oh, and I ordered our cards from Minted.com. We ordered from them last year and I was really impressed with the quality so I figured we’d go with them again this year.

ready to mail

We hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving Day and reflect on some of the many things you have to be thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

And for those of you not going shopping tomorrow (I won’t be either) here are a few of my past Thanksgiving posts for you to catch up on 🙂

2012: My poem to Nora for her 1st birthday.

2011: The day we brought Nora home from the hospital.

2010: Some thoughts on giving thanks for our clutter 🙂

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  1. Kristen @ Joyfullythriving


    What beautiful cards! I love the family picture…and adding the word “Thankful” is a perfect description! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We’re giving thanks for our growing baby boy, too! A couple more months to go…


    Andrea Reply:

    THanks Kristen! Yes, only 3 more months for me (but it sure seems like a long time yet!)


  2. Anna


    Thanksgiving Cards is a great idea! Just wondering how many cards you send out and whether you write anything personal in them, trying to figure out the balance between personalization and not losing sanity/actually getting them sent out. I uploaded all our contacts to our computer so we could print out the addresses and we ordered 80 pre-printed cards and earlier this year because last year it took all of my christmas vacation from work to complete the 80 cards with photos last year and obviously we didn’t get them sent out until after Christmas. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I don’t like shopping on the day after Thanksgiving either!


    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Anna, We send out around 75 cards and I don’t write any personalized messages. I do hand-write the addresses (which takes me less than 1 hour) and I have a nice stamp for our return address.

    The whole stuffing, addressing, stamping, sealing process is about 1.5 hours total — not too bad 🙂


  3. Lynn


    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks so much for your blog, I enjoy it all year long!


  4. Chalyse Meiklejohn


    My son turns 1 today, and Nora turned 1 last Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving Dekkers!


  5. Stel


    Such a nice tradition. We just talked about it this morning. We don’t have similar in South Africa, and it is actually something to celebrate.