The Christmas Card Challenge

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 in Uncategorized | 19 Comments

Seasons greetings! I used to send out the kind of Christmas cards to my friends and family that required me to write a little note in them. I always enjoyed that, even though my hand would cramp up by the fourth card.

But in 2008 everything changed. I met the New Kids on the Block. And there was no way I wasn’t going to do a funny Christmas card with a photo of me and the boys. So I present to you, the greatest Christmas card of all time. 

I have friends that still have this on their refrigerators. I felt pretty proud of myself for this. Until I realized that I’ve now set the bar pretty high for myself and my future Christmas cards.

Fortunately, the end of 2009 was the publication of my first novel, The Lonely Hearts Club. So I used this opportunity to not only spoof birth announcements, but to do a little publicity on it’s upcoming publication.

But then all last year, I was stressed out over what to do for my Christmas card. I could’ve done something with Prom & Prejudice, but that seemed expected (Seriously, who spends this much time thinking about holiday cards?). So last year on Halloween, I went to see the Packers play the Jets in New Jersey. I was told by a few people to be careful and that the Jets fans might not appreciate my Packer gear. And that gave me the idea for 2010’s Christmas card.

And yes, I did go up to complete strangers in Jets gear and say, “Hey, can you pretend to beat me up for my Christmas card photo?” I have no shame. I’d also like to point out that the Packers won the Super Bowl last year, so… You’re welcome, Green Bay.  😉

This year was the worst. I had an idea, but couldn’t pull off getting the picture taken (Thanks for never returning my e-mail, Debbie Gibson’s publicist!). I was going to make a joke about me being too busy being in Ireland to think of something clever, but that didn’t really seem Christmas card worthy. Time was running out. But then I was off to my friend Chris’s annual holiday party (also knows as my favorite party of the year). I would be in a room with about eighty guys. So pretty much this year’s card wrote itself.

My scanner kept cutting it off, it reads: "And they say it's hard to find a good man in New York."

So this is my Christmas card to all of you. Thank you for an amazing year. I hope you all have a fab 2012!

And now I’m off to figure out next year’s card. It never ends.

XOXO, Elizabeth

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  1. Erica
    December 18, 2011

    You most definitely have the best Christmas cards ever! I love the Wisconsin one 🙂

  2. Donna
    December 18, 2011

    Merry Christmas Elizabeth! You definitely had an exciting year and I know 2012 will be great for you too!

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      December 18, 2011

      You too, Donna! May your 2012 be filled with lots of Kieferiffic fun times. XOXO

  3. Elizabeth Eulberg
    December 18, 2011

    Thanks Erica! I’m trying to live up to the pressure – HA! XOXO

  4. Nikki Bukowski
    December 18, 2011

    I love your 2012 christmas card it’s the best one.:)

  5. Maryanne
    December 18, 2011

    What? No picture of you and Kiefer?

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      December 18, 2011

      I know! I didn’t get a pic of me and Kiefer. We were too busy buying each other drinks…. 😉

  6. Amy
    December 18, 2011

    I think this year’s card may be my favorite! It is fabulous!!

  7. Courtney
    December 18, 2011

    You are the funniest girl in the world! xoxo

  8. Courtney
    December 18, 2011

    P.S. Comments OPEN!!! Merry Christmas to ME!!! xoxo again.

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      December 18, 2011

      So glad you like your Christmas present, Courtney! 😉 Comments are FINALLY up and running AND you’re not marked as spam — hooray!

  9. Kate E.
    December 18, 2011

    You met New Kids on the Block?!?!?! And you saw the packers play….not to mention Kiefer. So jealous of you 🙂 Happy Holiday!!

  10. Tonya Kuper
    December 18, 2011

    I’m still SO jealous – JOEY MAC had his ARM around you! GAHHH! I LOVE this year’s card. You are a ROCKSTAR!

  11. JJ iReads
    December 19, 2011

    So I’m totally jealous that you met NKOTB aand how dare Debbie Gibson’s publicist not get back to you! LOL these are all truly epic. Merry Christmas!

  12. Connie Onnie
    December 19, 2011

    What awesome Christmas cards!! If I sent Christmas cards I was thinking about sending a picture I saw of Lee Pace pulling a little boy through the snow on a sled for a Tiffany’s ad, as my pretend family.

  13. Emily
    December 19, 2011

    Those are great! I love the Packer fan one. 😀

  14. Elizabeth Eulberg
    December 19, 2011

    I know, JJ. How dare Debbie’s publicist not get back to me. My christmas card is a big deal!

    Um, Connie, your idea is brilliant. I’m horrible at photoshop, which is why I have to get real photos. But Lee Pace? YUM.

  15. ashley
    November 27, 2012

    The Wisconsinite in me clearly has a favorite.