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Last year Dean asked that a T-rex be in the next Christmas Card. How can I say no to that? With the help of a friend, I have plenty of references to the original Jurassic Park to make this a very funny card. If you aren’t a Jurassic Park die hard, I’ll point them out…

The front of our card has all the usual things, the crazy scenario, the funny acting from the kids and even the dog, but it has a few subtle JP references too. Note the Barbasol can under the tree. How else would one smuggle dino embryos?

Next we have our wardrobe. Ben and I have a reverse look to the main characters. It just worked that we already had the right stuff to do it that way.

Dean (and yeah, those are his real abs. The kid’s insane) is pulling off one of Malcom’s most iconic scenes and poses.v

Makes me giggle…everytime.

Here is the inside of the card:

And of course the back…a sweet cup of hot cocoa…with ominous ripples. And if you don’t get that reference, it’s time to watch Jurassic Park. 

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All in all- this had nothing to do with Christmas, but it was hilarious to make! And it seemed to get everyone’s attention.

I mean, we used a flare (not really) 

And I got to use a whole lot of gifs in my blog so…bonus! lol

Be sure to look at our past cards in case you missed any!

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Who makes the Mischief at Christmas?

This one reads more like a comic strip so I have included the card layout and a slideshow for viewing.

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Still no Elf on the Shelf in this home. We have enough crazy traditions to keep us busy! Do you have one? Do you love it or are you coating it in peanut butter right now? You can see all our past cards HERE. SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave

Merry Christmas!

I didn’t intend to ride the StarWars trend this year, but it happened anyway. If you follow the blog, you know that we did very elaborate costumes from Episode 1 this year for Halloween. You can see them here: StarWars Halloween 2015

I was one week into December and still had zero plans for the Christmas card. That is when my friend’s son Noah showed me that he has last year’s card on the fridge. I looked at the photo of my three kids on the back and panicked. Not only did I not have a plan for the card, but I had been so busy this year that I didn’t take a photo of the kids for the back of the card. The most recent images I had were from Halloween. Between that and my friend’s son talking about how Darth Vader should be on my card, the idea was born.

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The next two weeks, I tried to figure out how to make the tree look like it fell over after being sliced with a lightsaber. I came home one day to find my tree on the ground with balls smashed to smithereens. I was a bit heartbroken, but obviously this meant less photoshop. We bought lightsabers and cleared the evening for our annual photo shoot. I spent the rest of the week repairing ornaments. I was able to fix all the ones with sentimental value, and we all agreed that our star was lame and needed replaced.  I added snow to the back images for that Star Wars classic Christmas effect- hehe

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So, the Death Star made it into my Christmas card… Not going to win any awards for beauty this year!

I hope that makes your Christmas Merry!

Need to see the previous years? Check out our

Christmas Card Traditions Blog

Merry Christmas! Our family got a big surprise this year! Fortunately for me this isn’t our real gift. I just rented the hippo *wink*

If you don’t know the song that inspired this you can hear it here: I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oOzszFIBcE)

If you haven’t seen the past Christmas Cards my family has made a tradition of creating you can see those here: Christmas Card Tradition (https://wilhelmphotoblog.com/our-christmas-card-tradition/)

 

Hilarious family Christmas Cards

Hilarious family Christmas Cards

I hope this makes your Christmas merry and adds a good laugh. I love to hear what you think! So feel free to comment, share, and pin away! Keep following WP for exciting things in 2015!