When I was at my sister Leslie's house a few days ago I noticed the framed silhouettes that hung on her living room wall of her, me, and my brother. We were probably about 6, 8, and 10 years old in the pictures. I wondered (for a second) how is it that Leslie got that picture from mom? But then I figured it was most likely because when mom was offering it up, noone else said they wanted it. That was WAY before silhouettes came back into fashion.
A couple of years ago, my sister Courtney had made silhouettes of all of her children and even their family dog. All of us sisters went a little nuts when we saw them and asked her, What? When? How in the world? Courtney said, "Oh it was so easy ... Martha Stewart." Sigh. (Easy for her maybe.)
Well a couple of days ago I got one of thee cutest birth announcements I think I have ever seen from a good family friend, Tammy. Tammy has exquisite taste to begin with, but when it comes to anything "paper-ish" she is a genius. (In fact, I think she used to have her own paper company. Then along came some kids and then some more kids and I think the paper company went on haitus.)
One of the first creative Christmas cards I got from Tammy was way back when she and her husband only had one little girl. It was a picture of the three of them, with a blue and white hue, cut in a circle with a hook on it ... like an ornament. I still hang that "card" on my tree every year.
Each of Tammy's birth announcements has been incredible, but this time, I think she really out did herself ... who thinks of this?
She had a silhouette of each member of the family on the card with their own birth information on one side and then a current picture of them on the other. There was also a picture of the whole family together too. The card was folded accordian style. Here are mom and dad with their adorable baby, Spring. (Yup, Spring. Cool, huh?)