Friday, December 30, 2011

final card stats, 2011

Well folks, the final Christmas Card Stats are in. Or at least, they should be. If I receive any more cards after this point, it is going to be stretching it to call them "Christmas" cards. I know you are probably biting your nails waiting to find out the final breakdown of my cards, so we'll get right to it!

Total Number of Cards Received: 21

# of Photo Cards: 14
# of Non-Photo Cards (in case you're not a math genius): 7 
# of Cards from Georgia: 9
Card Hailing from Furthest Away: Harlingen, TX (1,178 miles away) beat out Carrol, Iowa by about 100 miles. Way to go, Alejandros! 

The following categories apply to PHOTO CARDS ONLY:
Black & White to Color ratio: 3:11
# of Cards with Kids (not counting kids in utero): 11
# of Cards with ONLY Kids: 2
# of Cards with Pets: 1 (let's try to do better on this one next year, people)

I think that about sums it up: if you can think of any other statistics you're dying to know about, feel free to ask.

And while we're at it, here's what our card looked like:

I'm sure it came as a real shock that I used that picture. It's only my FAVORITE PICTURE OF US ever (this year)...which is why it's featured in my blog header and pretty much all profile pictures of late. I'm tan, bangs are looking good, arm is at a MOST flattering angle, I'm wearing my favorite dress...seriously, what's not to love.

Putting away the Christmas cards is always sad, but I look forward to pulling them all out again next year (yes, I save them every year) and seeing the friendly faces once again.  

And if you have nothing else to do today, I suggest YOU take inventory of your own cards. It's very entertaining (if you're a dork like me)!

PS. Happy Birthday to my bestie Mollyanne!! Go over to her blog and show her some birthday love if you have a minute!


  1. And as a bonus in that pic, Matt doesn't look too shabby, either!

  2. I love that I'm not the only one who has a photo or 2 of me looking good that I use for EVERYTHING... thanks for being honest and not making me look like a dork. We got a grand total of 22 cards - talk about ba-humbug friends & fam.

  3. We only got 12 cards from friends and family (we = not cool).
    Of the 12, 5 were photo cards:
    4 featured kids (1 of these was ONLY kids, 1 was kids + their dog)
    1 featured a couple who is pregnant with their first baby

    If I cheat and include cards from my students, our count gets bumped up towards 50 and we seem much more popular. However, they don't count :(

  4. Whoop whoop! We got 26 cards! Marshall's family leaves the pictures up all year (someone has a pinboard and another cuts out the pics and puts them on the fridge). I've seen some ideas on pinterest to save them in makeshift books.


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