Jester Christmas Cards of the Past
by Michelle Jester
My husband has such an incredible imagination, which makes life entertaining, to say the least. His Christmas cards are always a fun topic each year! Several friends asked me to post some of their favorites so I looked up the last eight years. Some years we have two, one for me and one for Larry (since Breaking Bad, Blacklist, and Pulp Fiction aren’t really my thing). Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Gene Simmons Family Jewels. This family reflected a lot of our family dynamics at times, so we all felt it fitting to mirror their promos.
This year we wanted to poke fun at ourselves since those positions were ones we found each other in often: Larry on the phone for work, me on one of my two phones (public and private) more than likely working and reading a book at the same time, Jaymes-Irish texting, and Alexis taking a selfie.
This year we had two. Larry’s was an obvious throw in to Pulp Fiction,
while mine was a standard family portrait at Nottaway Plantation.
I considered this one of the most important family portraits, because it would be our last before Jaymes-Irish shipped to the Air Force. This one is still one of my favorite portraits and memories. Thanks to my nephew, Evan, for taking this and for his help in making that day super fun!
Larry’s Blacklist Card! What makes this one extra special is all of the nicknames in the background are actual people in our lives.
Mine that year was simple and fun. It was so nice to have Jaymes-Irish home for Christmas and watch him propose to Mariah.
By far the card to get the most attention! No one needs to be told where this one came from, needless to say, I had a separate card that year.
It was important to me to introduce the new addition to our family, our daughter-in-law, Mariah.
This was a tough one. With the awful flooding that passed through in August leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless and destitute we knew we wouldn’t have a funny card that year. So we kept it simple.
And I think this year’s is my favorite of all. Not only did I borrow Barbara Corcoran’s sexy pose, but Mr. Wonderful is doing a sign with his hands that Larry uses (also one that was passed down through his grandfather Spurlock) to let me know in a crowded place that he’s done and ready to go… basically, his way of saying ‘I’m out’.
I almost went with another design until I realized the Shark Tank one really fit us best this year. We did more spending time with loved ones and less drudgery of shopping.
Of course This year Larry had to do a throwback to Die Hard on it’s thirty year anniversary. I really enjoyed helping him create his card.
And of course, I had my own. It snowed in December 2017, which we rarely see in Louisiana, but our Christmas cards last year had already gone out, so I used them this year!
I think our Christmas cards reflect a lot of things: fun, happiness, togetherness, and of course pop culture. However, most importantly I think they represent how total opposites can still find a balance in their relationship…even in their Christmas Cards!!
Merry Christmas to you all! Spend time with others and remember:
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” -Harvey Mackay
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This post was updated. The original post is found here.