The Wall Street Journal and Me!

So yesterday morning I started my morning reading the Wall Street Journal.  Just like I do every morning (NOT!)

And what did I find on the cover of the Personal Journal Section!?

Yes – that would be a picture of my family Christmas card for this year!!

Actually I knew it was going to be there but it was still so fun to actually see it in print.

Last week I was contacted by a Wall Street Journal reporter and interviewed about how I do our family Christmas card.  I am quoted in the article too!

Putting our family Christmas card together each year is one of my favorite things although I must admit I hate writing the Christmas letter that usually accompanies it.  Each year I threaten not to write one but I always do.  I always try to find a quote that I feel is reflective of us as a family and our beliefs to use on the card.  This year I found the perfect one that incorporated two of my favorite words Joy and Gratitude.  I’ll post a closeup picture of the card in another post soon so you can see it up close and personal.

I love the headline they used – Wishing You a Year Full of Joy – that is what my card is all about!

Special thanks to my friend Sarah for helping me put the card together so quickly and to Tara of Tara B Photography for the great photos!

Do you do a Christmas card each year?  How about a Christmas letter?

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Karen says

    Congratulations on the Wall Street Journal! Your family is beautiful and they look like they enjoy making the Christmas card also. I loved the photos that you posted. It is a great idea to get together to do that each year. I hadn’t thought of it, but may now . . .

  2. Shannon says

    / // Bravo! Bravo! Loved reading how you came up with the colors/cothes for your card earlier and now to see it on the front page of the Wall Street Journal…How Exciting! Beautiful!

  3. Kris Wolverton says

    Congratulations Leigh Anne!! How fun to be in the Oregonian, on the local news and Wall Street Journal all in the same month!! I think it is so awesome that reporters would highlight families that are making good choices. Yes, every year we do a Christmas letter and family photos. I usually can not narrow it down to one photo so it is more like a collage of activities from the whole year. Of course the highlight for our year was Andy’s wedding but we had lots more memories to celebrate.

  4. edyB says

    I always read the Personal Journal page of the WSJ ~ and what fun to see your family smiling back!!! I had seen your card but didn’t know you would be in the Journal. YAY!!!
    Famous Family … Fun … terrific card!
    Merry Merry

  5. says

    Man, you’ve arrived! That’s super cool!

    The Christmas Letter is serious tradition in my family. Because we have a million kids, my dad at some point decided to start adding a little ruler icon in the middle that showed everyone’s height, just for grins. The annual measuring evolved in to a big deal as younger siblings started passing up older ones.

    My husband and I do a Christmas letter as well. I started out writing it, and then he’d sneak in when I wasn’t looking and add funny things. Now he writes the whole thing :).

  6. says

    my husband does the Christmas letter each year, as I do the monthly updates to family. His are always creative and this year is no different. He hasn’t actually gotten the letter written, but it will include a link to a year in pictures of our family set to Christmas music. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see who will actually look it up;)

    You look great by the way. I haven’t seen you in probably 10 years or more. So fun that you’re getting all this publicity! Go you!

  7. Tamara says

    We’re so proud of you Leigh Anne! Go girl! Two times on the front pages in the last week! My claim to fame is that I am related to you! WAY TO GO! Hugs from WA!

  8. kelly says

    what an honor! very cool!
    so i am dying to know what you are doing for christmas dinner! my kids are a little sick of the same holiday dinner since we have had it about 3 times already!

    • says

      We keep it pretty traditional at our house. Prime Rib, mashed potatoes, fresh veggie, salad, jello salad, home made rolls and there is always ice cream pie for dinner. We have discovered Cali is allergic to red meat so there will probably be a turkey breast too.

  9. Carolyn says

    I have done our own homemade family Christmas card since my oldest son (now 30) was born. It is also one of my FAVORITE things of the year to do!

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