At this time of year, I naturally start thinking about family. I saw an Anne Taintor inspired card in Paper Crafts magazine a while back and vowed that when I came across the right vintage picture, I was going to make it for my sister. Recently, I came into some old children's books from the 60's and because I so love to repurpose old junk, my one card turned into one-after-another. So, today I would like to send out some heartfelt greetings and a little holiday cheer to my six (yes, I said six) younger siblings.
Sister #1 is adjusting to life with 3 kids and trying to get Christmas organized just like the rest of us:
The sentiment was lifted straight from that Paper Crafts project.
Sister #2 also has 3 kids under the age of 6, a new job in the spring, and is continuing her education in her "spare" time:
I'm going to be honest here. The expressions on these kids' faces made me lose bladder control.
Brother #1 shouldn't take this personally at all:
I don't actually hate Brother #1, but this picture could honestly have been lifted out of our childhood on any given day.
Brother #2 is working on his PhD in Chemistry:
This card illustrates perfectly my understanding of what someone with a PhD in Chemistry does.
Sister #3 hates her job:
This is how I felt in my early 20's when I was broke and overworked. It does get better.
And finally, Sister #4 has recently become a mom to 2 dogs:
Please note that no dogs were actually harmed in the making of this card. But the minute I saw this picture, I imagined the guy in the hat swinging by the farm to apologize for accidentally shooting a dog. It's just the way my brain works.
I still have about a dozen more of these hysterical old pictures. I'm kind of on a roll, and contemplating hitting the thrift stores this weekend to see if I can find any more. You know, if the snow melts.
TGIF! Enjoy your weekend, my loyal subjects!