November 21, 2013

Our Breast Ever Holiday Cards

What do you do when the holiday season comes on the tail of cancer?  When you've taken such a beating, your reflection makes you cringe, and your exhaustion level rivals those newborn days?

Well for one, you could skip the holiday cards.  Which is what a sane person would do.

Or….

Freakingmerry

[source: Tiny Prints Happiest Time Here flat photo card]

  

 

Wigs 

[source: Tiny Prints Stunning Stand flat photo card]

 

 

Bemerrycard

 

[source: Tiny Prints Brilliant Stripes flat photo card]

 

 

Clearly not the work of a sane person.

 

But I so love that Tiny Prints gives the option (in a few cases, at least) of customizing the text.  In the cards pictured above, for example, all of the text is customizable.  I raved about this feature a couple of years ago… Tiny Prints!  You listening?  Keep it up!

Breastisyettocome

[source: Tiny Prints Glittering Year flat photo card]

 

 

Cause nothing says "holidays!!" like laughing at oneself.  Hunh.  I feel better already.

To see the rest of Tiny Prints’ holiday cards click here.

xo,

S

ps.  Next year I plan on channeling Jane Austen in our Christmas cards.  Well played, pretty Mama.  Well played.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jennifer
    November 21, 2013

    Love this!! Awesome pics and great messages!

  • belinda
    November 21, 2013

    ;)

  • Emily
    November 21, 2013

    <3 Happy Holidays!

  • candicepatterson@yahoo.com
    November 21, 2013

    You’re awesome! LOVE IT!

  • Kate E
    November 21, 2013

    You have the best attitude! Cancer doesn’t have a freaking chance

  • Sarah
    November 21, 2013

    you are gorgeous!!

  • Emily
    November 21, 2013

    This could not be more awesome!!! Happy holidays!

  • Hannah
    November 21, 2013

    You’re crazy… and I love you. You make me laugh every single time. I’m praying that you and your family may have a blessed, cancer free 2014.

  • Vicki
    November 21, 2013

    Amazing. I’m crying.

  • Staci
    November 21, 2013

    Those are the most awesome Christmas cards! And you look stunning. Love it!

  • Kylie
    November 21, 2013

    This is why I love you and why I keep coming back. You are amazing.

  • Rachel
    November 21, 2013

    These are amazing – I have to say – your hubby looks a bit like Wayne from Wayne’s World with that wig…. LOVE it.

  • kara
    November 21, 2013

    Pure amazeballs. Shine on, girl

  • Ginny
    November 21, 2013

    Freaking amazing!

  • Katy
    November 21, 2013

    Best. Card. Ever. love it.

  • Jennifer
    November 21, 2013

    OMG fan-freaking-tastic. Don’t know if I have the balls to do this, we had kinda decided to “skip the cards” in our cancer year…but this gives me food for thought. Totally brilliant.
    xo

  • Lisa
    November 21, 2013

    You are fabulous Shana!

  • Rebecca
    November 21, 2013

    omg please please send these!

  • Kristal
    November 21, 2013

    I Love it!

  • heather
    November 21, 2013

    Incredible! I love how your boys are piled around you. #humorisstrongerthanchemo

  • Frances
    November 21, 2013

    This is soooo #takethatbreastcancer and #shoveitupyourmerryarse I believe humour helps the healing process and so happy that you still got it gurl

  • KAS
    November 21, 2013

    So freaking funny! Seriously, Mike with that wig and expression! I’m dying.

  • Paula
    November 21, 2013

    Love it!!!

  • Amy
    November 21, 2013

    Awesome.

  • sara
    November 22, 2013

    you are my hero. love it. you and your family shine! here’s to a NEW year… for you and your family

  • Maggie
    November 22, 2013

    Aaand that’s why we all adore you.

  • merciblahblah
    November 22, 2013

    These are fantastic and you all look gorgeous, but I teared up when I scrolled through, because you, my friend, are amazing. Talk about amazing grace under pressure. So thankful that you continue to have such a joyful spirit. Keep on keepin’ on, mama. Love and hugs and THANKS to you for showing up every day. Hope you and the fam have a fabulous Turkey Day.

  • Lisa
    November 22, 2013

    Absolutely awesome!! We’re all cheering for you!!

  • Juliana @ Urban Simplicity
    November 22, 2013

    Fan-freaking-tastic! I wish our photos were half that cool. (Unfortunately, hubby is adamant about adults not being the photo–huh??) Seriously, I love these, and your wording is just awesome. Here’s to a great new year!!

  • Meg
    November 22, 2013

    Love!

  • S
    November 22, 2013

    Everytime I think you can’t get anymore fucking awesome, you do!

  • Ana
    November 22, 2013

    Love everything about this, and also, girl you are GORGEOUS. Without the wig your excellent bone structure and facial features really come through!!

  • Darcy
    November 22, 2013

    Genius!

  • Re
    November 22, 2013

    A million times awesome!!!
    So much love, strength, and beauty in these pictures. Impossible not to love it.
    You look beautiful, by the way.
    I admire you so much. You rock!
    Wishing a fantastic 2014.

  • Hannah
    November 22, 2013

    I love this!! You are awesome!

  • tamar
    November 22, 2013

    You are too much, and deserve the best year ever!

  • T
    November 22, 2013

    I love your blog, and these cards are great! My husband had testicular cancer when my son was almost a year old, and we almost titled our holidays letters “Our year of male genital mutilation.” (We were thinking of my husband’s surgery and of my son’s circumcision, which we were dumb enough to have done and dumb enough to watch.) In the end, we decided it would be too much for those with two testicles. Those with breasts may be less squeamish.

  • Jennifer
    November 22, 2013

    Love. It.

  • aly
    November 22, 2013

    Shana, honestly — you look GORGEOUS with the blonde pixie. Stunning.

  • Emily
    November 22, 2013

    Good lord – I think it just needs to be said: you guys, and you in particular, are just VERY good at Life. I mean really, really good at it. I have not so much on my plate and do way worse in most aspects. These are hilarious, and wonderful! Merry merry indeed!

  • Allie
    November 22, 2013

    OMG the first one is AWESOME.

  • Andrea
    November 22, 2013

    LOVE. THIS. You and your family are awesome.

  • ina
    November 22, 2013

    I agree with Emily!
    You guys are awesome and an example for all of us!!!!

  • tara
    November 22, 2013

    These are sooo amazing! You are so inspiring that you are taking all of this in stride with your head held high.
    My mom had cancer when I was 15 and it was so scary so I love that you are making such a horrible thing as fun and funny as possible. I’m sure your kids appreciate it too :)

  • Erin
    November 22, 2013

    Holy crap you are awesome. So freaking merry indeed! love it! Box these up and sell them, you are about to become a millionaire!

  • Lindsay
    November 22, 2013

    LOVE. Be my friend?

  • Jennifer Broughton
    November 22, 2013

    OMG…I love these cards. I was diagnosed with BC in June of 2012. Last Christmas was rough, the chemo was miserable. My hair is finally growing back. I wish I had thought of this…it was so hard to send the typical family card last year. I live in Seattle now, but I am originally from PA. Best of luck with your treatment. Really enjoyed your blog.

  • Aria
    November 22, 2013

    Love! You look fabulous!

  • Geraldine
    November 23, 2013

    I love your sense of humor. That’s the best weapon. Very inspiring, thank you!

  • Dee
    November 24, 2013

    Breast idea ever :)

  • Marnie
    November 24, 2013

    What an inspiring and beautiful life you lead! Cheers to you and yours this holiday season. These are the best damn holiday cards I have ever seen. Laughter truly is the best medicine. Keep on inspiring and kicking cancer’s ass.

  • JAL
    November 25, 2013

    You are soo awesome! LOVE!
    Congratulations on finishing the **last** round of chemo! And may next year be rather easier…

  • mjacobs111@juno.com
    December 6, 2013

    I know that you get a million comments from a million people, but I just want you to know that this Missouri Mama is following you and sending good vibes and happiness. I can only imagine the struggles you have endured this year and the fact that you have done it with love, humor and (gasp!) style speaks to your character. May you and your family have the best Christmas ever in your new skins!

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