I really don't remember how this card got started but it seems like it had something to do with the kids wanting to draw their own Christmas cards, and my wife not being happy with my idea. So the compromise was to have them all do their own idea, and I put them all on one card. Personally, my snowman card is one of my favorites. It was a play on the fact I have two boys, and we can pee in the snow, and we can write when we pee, much to the disgust and chagrin of my wife.
As I was loading all this up I recalled way there is not a 2002 card. That was the December I was downsized out of a job. After riding out the market crash of 2000, 9-11, Enron, growing the company footprint through this and three acquisitions, I was just shown the door when they wanted to consolidate office space in my market. To say the least I was not in a good place to be doing a card.
After 6 months of looking I did get back to work in 2003 and the year wound up being a pretty good year.
|My wife's idea|
|My oldest son, age 8|
|The colored version. Notice the yellow snow.|
|Youngest son's idea, age 5|