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I mentioned in this post that I was digging the Crazy Stripe items from Gap… I liked them so much I got some for all of us and we decided to use it in this year's holiday card! Emerson loves this sweater and wears it all the time. I didn't think Karl would adore the scarf, but he also wears it quite often. I wear my sweater too, as you can see in this blog post. I just love how happy and cheerful the color combination is, and that it's not specifically holiday. We took these pictures in our living room with a self timer and white backdrop. We took only three photos, and two made the cut! Emerson is the one who suggested the peace signs!
We had the first photo on the front with Peace, Love, and Joy on the bottom and this photo on the back with a wish for a happy 2018. I would show you the cards but I underestimated the number needed and sent out every single one. However, I have these photos to remind us that while 2017 wasn't the best, we have each other, we can remember the good times, and head into a new year with strength and a positive outlook!
FYI, I am wearing the sweater in XL. This sweater is not a relaxed/boxy fit, but more of a tailored shape and ends high hip. I bought Emerson the sweater in L hoping she'd get another year out of it, it too runs small and shrinks a bit even when following the laundry instructions. It fits her now, but I'm not expecting it to work after this year. Crazy Stripe is currently on sale, I may buy a larger one for Emerson to have on hand for next fall so we can twin again! And for those wondering, Karl's sweater is Banana Republic from a couple years ago; this full-zip sweater looks like a similar fabrication and color.