Merry Christmas From The Dekker Family {2014}

posted by Andrea | 12/24/2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

As I’ve done in previous years, I’ll be taking the full week off between Christmas and New Years to enjoy time at home with family and friends. However, I couldn’t leave for a week without sharing our 2014 Christmas card with you!

We ordered our cards from PearTree Greetings again this year, and I’m so happy with how they turned out. SUPER high quality paper and printing, pretty reasonable prices, extremely fast shipping, etc. etc.

I ordered a tri-fold card this year with room for pictures and text on both the front and the back.

Here’s a look at the front of the card.

front of card

The message on the front says: Merry Christmas! “Glory to God in the highest… and on earth, Peace.” Luke 2:14

Here’s the back of the card.

back of card

The text on our card says:

The number 3 has been a recurring theme
for our family this year…
>> We welcomed Simon on 3-4-14
>> We celebrated our 8th anniversary on June 30
>> Dave started his 3×3 year of teaching at Calvin
(that’s 9 years for you non-math nerds!)
>> Nora turned 3 in November
>> Dave turned 33 in December
>> Andrea is 13 weeks along with baby #3…
due on or around July 3!

Merry Christmas!

Dave, Andrea, Nora, Simon & Baby #3

card message

Yes, you read that right.

Baby Dekker #3 is on his or her way — and for the record, I think it’s a “her”!

Merry Christmas 2014

We’re all excited for the new baby (yes, this one was actually planned) and I’m excited for a little blogging break. Rest assured though, I have a whole bunch of ideas and fun topics to share with you next year!

We hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love, the {growing} Dekker family 🙂


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  1. Karen


    Congratulations! How exciting!


  2. Ted


    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! That’s super exciting. I have three daughters and think that this is a great number for children. Once my 15month old gets a little older there will be some things we don’t even think of that get trickier though. The world is set up for families of 4 apparently. Most every large pizza comes in 8 slices. Perfect for a family of 4. We freeze meat in 1 pound portions which works out to a healthy 4oz. portion per person in a 4 person family. And even though our SUV has 3 sets of LATCH hookups in the rear, it’s an exercise in contortionism loading everyone up. Still, 3 daughters have been a magic number for us. And I know it will be awesome for your family as well. Congratulations!


  3. Angela Hidlebaugh


    Congratulations!! I love your Christmas card! I hope your week is restful. 🙂


  4. Leah H


    CONGRATS!! We are due with #3 on March 9th. A full life for sure!