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baking up something special (gardner family christmas)

Those of you who remember last year’s Christmas card knew that it was going to be hard to beat. This year I seriously started thinking about what we would do to top it in early January! I was really stumped, until we decided to try for #2. I figured that there was no way that the timing would ever work, but it magically did! On November 7th the doctor confirmed that we were pregnant, but I wanted to keep it a secret from everyone other than immediate family until I had survived the first trimester. Survival really is a fitting word too, because I have been so sick. Last Monday, December 10th we went for our 2nd trimester appointment and were told that everything is progressing smoothly, so the next day we put our cards in the mail. On it was the following picture and a note that said “The Gardner Family is baking up something special for the New Year!”

Gardner family Christmas card baking something special bun in oven ice cream pickles pregnancy announcement Panama City Santa Rosa Beach FL photographer

Not everyone immediately understood the point of the card, but eventually they put it together. Within the next few days I started receiving notes of congratulations on my Facebook wall, so I figured I’d better spill the beans to the rest of my friends.

Some have already asked how this is going to affect wedding season/family sessions, so I’ve put a lot of thought into that. I’m due June 27th, 2013 and will be photographing my last pre-baby wedding on June 8th. I will not be accepting any other weddings for the month of June and will also be spending the month of July at home with my little loves. The only exception is several repeat clients that always book in July – I will make every effort to make it work for you! And of course, I will be open and ready for business the rest of the year!

Thank you for all the well wishes and have a Merry Christmas!

xoxo, holly

  • Gretchen - How creative! I figured it out right away 🙂 I think this is one of the best announcements AND holiday cards I’ve seen of late. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

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