Merry Christmas from the Witemeyers!

I’m not one of those moms who gets everyone dressed up in their Sunday best to take a family photo to be used in Christmas cards. In fact, the last several years I’ve been a complete slacker when it came to mailing out Christmas cheer. No cards at all. Not a one.

This year, I decided to kick that Bah Humbug to the curb and find some Christmas cheer. So I dug through my photo stream to find a shot of the family all together. Not as easy as you might think. Plenty of the kids. Not so many with hubby and I in there with them.

Then I found one! The day we moved my daughter into the dorm. We are all wearing matching ACU shirts (well, except the girl who is actually the student there – ha!) and we look fairly good. I photo-shopped some Christmas hats on to hide some of the been-unloading-boxes-for-an-hour hair and . . . voila!

Family Christmas card!

(Try not to notice how not-thrilled my daughter is. Ha!)

Maybe next year I’ll try to photo-shop Stetsons and cowboy boots on everyone.

May each of you have a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, fun, and fantastic fiction!

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”


Karen’s Big Christmas Giveaway Results

Congratulations go to:

  • Jazmine Collins – Autographed copy of Heart’s Entwined
  • Jackie Lyles – Autographed copy of Heart’s Entwined
  • Mary Wardlaw – Audio book CD set of To Win Her Heart
  • Brenda Dowdy – Audio book CD set of Heart on the Line

I’ll be contacting the winners via email this week.


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For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at:

11 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from the Witemeyers!”

  1. Your picture turned out cute. I don’t do photo cards at all. In fact, I can’t remember the last time my husband and I were in the same picture. I didn’t send out many cards at all this year.

    • Thanks, Janine. Having a camera on my phone has made it easier to take pictures, but I admit that I don’t take as many as I should. And it’s usually my father-in-law who ends up taking pictures of us as a family. He took the one I ended up using for this card. I didn’t even think to take one at the time–too busy getting the move-in done. 🙂

  2. So fun to see your entire family, Karen! I think Christmas card sending is on the decline, unfortunately. I barely sent out 20, and I normally do twice that. Guess people are too busy, and it does take some prep work to send out a photo card. Times have definitely changed!

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family, my friend!

    • Thank you, Pam. Merry Christmas to you, too! I used to buy cards and sign each one. Then it just became too much of a chore. Photo cards mean I only have to address the envelopes, but even then, I tend to only do them about once every 3-4 years. Now that the kids are leaving the nest it’s going to be even trickier. Maybe it will help motivate me to take more family photos. 🙂

  3. Friends I haven’t seen in 20 years sent a photo card with their sons and grandsons and I was just thrilled to see how great they all looked. It felt like Christmas gift. Getting photo cards from folks I see all the time doesn’t mean as much, I admit. I’m also not much on sending cards to nearby folks but I do like to send cards to the few family members I have left but who live far away and also to folks who have done us a kindness in the past year when I’m thinking about my blessings–which includes those people.

    Merry Christmas, Karen!

    • I agree, Eliza. I always enjoy seeing the photo cards from family and friends that I don’t get to see very often. That’s what reminded me to send my own out this year. I need to be better about doing it more regularly.

      Have a blessed Christmas!

  4. Congratulations to the winners of your Christmas giveaway and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and yours!

  5. Congratulations to all you very lucky winners. I know you will enjoy the books.

    A most Blessed Christmas to everyone and a Wonderful 2018.

  6. Thank you, Karen! I’m so very excited that my name was drawn as one of the winners and can’t wait to receive my audiobook! I hope that your Christmas was merry and bright and that you have a wonderful New Year!

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