Jester Christmas Cards of the Past

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 seven 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!

2011

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.

2011 Michelle Jester Christmas Card Gene Simmons

2012

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.

2012 Michelle Jester Christmas Card phones

2013

This year we had two. Larry’s was an obvious throw in to Pulp Fiction,

2013 Jester Christmas Card Larry Ezekial

while mine was a standard family portrait at Nottaway Plantation.

2013 Michelle Jester Christmas Card Michelle Nottaway

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!

2014

Larry’s Blacklist Card! What makes this one extra special is all of the nicknames in the background are actual people in our lives.

2014 Christmas Card Larry Blacklist

Mine that year was simple and fun. It was so nice to have Jaymes-Irish home for Christmas and watch him propose to Mariah.

2014 Jester Christmas Card by the fire

2015

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.

2015 Christmas Card Larry Breaking Bad

It was important to me to introduce the new addition to our family, our daughter-in-law, Mariah.

2015 Jester Christmas Michelle

2016

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.

2016 Michelle Jester Christmas Card

2017

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’. It really fits us this year. We did more spending time with loved ones and less drudgery of shopping. It’s been our best year yet!

Jester Christmas Card 2017

I think our Christmas cards reflect a lot of things: fun, happiness, togetherness, and of course pop culture, but most importantly I think it represents 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

2017 Michelle Jester Christmas Card dec 2017 A2a