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our holiday card, 2011

For those who are new to the bbmk blog this year… I’d like to formally introduce you all to our holiday card! We’ve been creating these since 2003, the year we got married. That year the card read, “Married Christmas!” I know… OH so witty!;)We’ve been trying to turn the creativity notch up every year since then.

So, before I show you 2011’s card, let’s make a quick trip down memory lane… here are the last three years…
My personal favorite. I thought we’d never top this.  This was the first year I altered the bobbi+mike logo on the back to match the theme. I’ve been doing it since.:)

Mike’s all-time favorite… our Awkward Family Photo.:D

Without further ado… Our holiday card, 2011!:D…the year that our holiday card almost caused an accident!  You see, we were shooting in front of our home (self timer style) when a gawker swerved into the oncoming lane… SCREEEECH, HONNNNNNNNK, WHOA!!!!!!!

Though, if I had seen this scene happening I’d probably stare too… ESPECIALLY with me running back and forth in a dress that was WAY too long (I fell twice!), while a reflector hoisted to a light stand kept flying away (it was SOOOO windy)! If only we’d had video of this. I’m telling you we looked like a live British comedy show!

Oh, by the way… many people said that they thought we looked super skinny… it’s an illusion.  I stretched the photo so that it looked more like the original. ;)

Merry Everything friends!:)

Much love,


  • MaggieDecember 30, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    ANOTHER great card! Happy New Year!! : )ReplyCancel

  • BarbDecember 30, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    Love me a good holiday pun.ReplyCancel

  • TrishDecember 30, 2011 - 3:02 pm

    hilarious :) ReplyCancel

  • WhitneyDecember 30, 2011 - 3:03 pm

    LOVE IT!!! Love them all! :) ReplyCancel

  • tate tullierDecember 30, 2011 - 3:05 pm

    Loved this one! :D

  • AprilDecember 30, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    LOL love this soo much! I still love the bunny one the most though. Merry everything to you too! XDReplyCancel

  • KateDecember 30, 2011 - 3:08 pm

    AMAZING! Such creativity! Bravo. :-) ReplyCancel

  • madiDecember 30, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    y’all are seriously the best ever. i aspire to your awesomeness!ReplyCancel

  • DawnDecember 30, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    LOVE!!!!! SO fun! I have been checking everyday since christmas for this post! =)ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa VothDecember 30, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    those just made my day!! Hope you had a great Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • cherronDecember 30, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    I think last year was my fave, too, but I laughed so hard when I opened this year’s. It was fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah DanaherDecember 30, 2011 - 3:18 pm

    Your card is SERIOUSLY my favorite to get every year. this years is just amazing… and really pretty, too. (last year’s, though? EPIC.)ReplyCancel

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  • EmilieDecember 30, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    I loooove it!!!ReplyCancel

  • mo's photosDecember 30, 2011 - 3:24 pm

    laughing out loud. I took a picture of my parents that way once… need to look that one up!ReplyCancel

  • Sand DarwishDecember 30, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    Just when I really thought last year’s couldn’t be topped!!! I am still laughing! Can’t wait to show Jack and Maddie!!

    All our love,
    The DarwishesReplyCancel

  • Trina GueckDecember 30, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    LOL! Love it!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli NicoleDecember 30, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    LOVE it!! You always crack me up. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • lroahDecember 30, 2011 - 3:44 pm

    You rock. Always awesome! Going to WPPI this year? Hope to see you as I missed last year.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle WilcherDecember 30, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    Haha!!! You did stretch it! I thought Mike’s face looked abnormally long…. Merry Christmas my good friends! See you soon! =)ReplyCancel

  • KristiDecember 30, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    GENIUS!! I love how your logo to go along with the theme!ReplyCancel

  • It's me, Betsy!December 30, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Dude, right down to the arch in your front door! Good gracious, it’s amazing! So how did you come up with this idea?ReplyCancel

  • LarissaDecember 30, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    LOVE THIS! :) Always look forward to what you guys will come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Melody CarpenterDecember 30, 2011 - 4:05 pm

    Well done, my friends…well done. :) ReplyCancel

  • Shefali LindseyDecember 30, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    THIS IS AMAZING!!! Seriously, you guys blow Christmas card creativity out of the water! :) ReplyCancel

  • GailDecember 30, 2011 - 4:06 pm

    And here I thought you’d gone and found a church or something…AMAZING that you were able to make the front door work! I adore your dedication to your holiday cards. And I’m not alone when I say yours is the one I most look forward to each year!ReplyCancel

  • ChrissyDecember 30, 2011 - 4:28 pm

    LOOOOOOOVE!!!! This is fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • JoannaDecember 30, 2011 - 4:42 pm

    I only wish I was a client of yours. I would love to get these in the mail. They would defiantly be keepers. I’m always amazed how you come up with so many great ideas year after year. Always a fan. I’m so glad you post them online.ReplyCancel

  • michelle s.December 30, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    I look forward to your Christmas card more than any other. Thank you for blogging it. Awesome.ReplyCancel

  • JennaDecember 30, 2011 - 4:54 pm

    HILARIOUS! The best part is your description of what the scene looked like. I laughed out loud at the part when you fell twice. ;-) ReplyCancel

  • Malissa BDecember 30, 2011 - 5:06 pm

    Well no wonder you almost caused an accident! I would have been look, too! lol Love it!ReplyCancel

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  • bethany coxDecember 30, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    Wow. All I can say is Wow. That is INCREDIBLE! well done you two. Always and inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieDecember 30, 2011 - 5:12 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are hilarious!!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!ReplyCancel

  • Angi DavisDecember 30, 2011 - 5:20 pm

    Brilliant! Simply brilliant!!ReplyCancel

  • Angi DavisDecember 30, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    PS. I look forward to receiving this card every year! Know that.ReplyCancel

  • JessicaDecember 30, 2011 - 5:24 pm

    freakin’awesome,guys! :}ReplyCancel

  • MartaVDecember 30, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    I got mine in the mail yesterday. I was so excited to see what you came up with. This was great as usual!ReplyCancel

  • EmilieDecember 30, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    I got it! Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather ZDecember 30, 2011 - 7:25 pm

    OMG so good! I look forward to this post every year!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanna MarchDecember 30, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    how do i get on this mailing list!? LOL… epic!ReplyCancel

  • JennyDecember 30, 2011 - 8:08 pm

    Hi Found you through the Her Photography speakers list. LOVE your cards and the logo changes. The awkward photo is top notch!ReplyCancel

  • FredDecember 30, 2011 - 8:20 pm

    Hoe, Hoe, Hoe!!!
    Amazing! Good vibrations in 2012!!!

  • Mircea CiucaDecember 30, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    Happy New Year, Bobbi+Mike! :) Nice card, by the way! We just wait for the new card. Too much fun here :)))))

    Cheers from Romania, Europe! :D ReplyCancel

  • KatieDecember 30, 2011 - 9:26 pm

    Love love love! You are genius!ReplyCancel

  • Chung NguyenDecember 31, 2011 - 12:36 am

    So cute! (And I love the matching logos as well.) Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • SabrinaDecember 31, 2011 - 12:45 am

    Love it! Your creativity and sense of humor (and then that crazy thing called TALENT) continue to amaze me. Happy New Year!ReplyCancel

  • sasha farinaDecember 31, 2011 - 5:57 am

    the ONE card that I look forward to each and every year! *grins* Happy New Year, you two are SUPER adorable!ReplyCancel

  • LeaDecember 31, 2011 - 8:44 am

    Love this one! Although, I’m with Mike. Awkward family photo card is my favorite too.ReplyCancel

  • naterDecember 31, 2011 - 10:11 am

    Cousin Ryan defines ‘Doin the creep”ReplyCancel

  • Emily MillerDecember 31, 2011 - 12:01 pm

    You all seriously rock! Great card. My favorite is the awkward family photo still!
    Happy New Year fabulous duo!ReplyCancel

  • RonaldDecember 31, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Hilarious. Great collection! Love it.
    Happy 2012.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie StewartDecember 31, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    LOVE it! Actually, I love all of your cards! Happy New Year!!!ReplyCancel

  • BrookeDecember 31, 2011 - 8:58 pm

    What an awesome card, ha!! Merry Christmas! Brooke and Mike JacksonReplyCancel

  • MombaJanuary 1, 2012 - 11:49 am

    I look forward to your Christmas card every year. To those who think I get a preview of the upcoming card, they are wrongo. I too have to wait. My favorite is the take from “The Christmas Story”. Although I laughed the hardest at the “Awkward Christmas Family”. Seeing you and Mikey making all those funny faces. I love you both very very much. Happy New Year…ReplyCancel

  • SandyJanuary 1, 2012 - 11:25 pm

    Great card! Hoe,Hoe,Hoe made me laugh. Very clever. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • BecJanuary 2, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    awesome! I love your Christmas Cards, and this one is no exception! I think my favourite is the awkward family photo one. Full of win!
    Happy New Year to you guys.ReplyCancel

  • kristen duke photographyJanuary 3, 2012 - 9:21 am

    I LOVE fun and creative cards, thanks for sharing the past ones as well!ReplyCancel

  • RobinJanuary 3, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Love this, Bobbi…it was so fun to receive! so clever, as always. “what else would you expect?” Peter asked :) Love the logo alteration, too. you’re awesome. :) ReplyCancel

  • Christina LeMarrJanuary 3, 2012 - 11:31 am

    That’s freaking AWESOME!!!! You two rock!!ReplyCancel

  • EllaJanuary 3, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    My first time to comment here … INGENIOUS! You two are hilarious! Love your creativity.ReplyCancel

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  • ChristinaJanuary 4, 2012 - 11:04 am

    Those cards are fantastic! You are brilliant I must say.
    I do love the matching logosReplyCancel

  • ChristinaJanuary 4, 2012 - 11:04 am

    Those cards are fantastic
    The matching logo is brillant, I must sayReplyCancel

  • AmandaJanuary 4, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    I love all your posts, but these cards are awesome! I was sharing the awkward family photo one with my cousins a few weeks ago. They thought it was hilarious. We then thought we should try to do one with all of the cousins on my dad’s side. Also, I want to steal the “Married Christmas” for this coming Christmas, as I’m getting married in September. You’re so creative! Hope your holidays were wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • MollyJanuary 4, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    umm… this is hilarious. Seriously couldn’t wait to see this post. What took me so long?ReplyCancel

  • Nicole McJanuary 4, 2012 - 10:39 pm

    my absolute favorite about your cards is how you change the logo! No detail missed! :) So great.ReplyCancel

  • ChristinaJanuary 4, 2012 - 11:10 pm

    You people are brilliant!! Absolutely brilliant! I am speechless :) ReplyCancel

  • kailiJanuary 6, 2012 - 6:20 pm

    Omg!!! The “hoe hoe hoe” was just the cherry on top of it all!!! That was great! My fave is still the top one, from 2008…classic!ReplyCancel

  • francineJanuary 7, 2012 - 1:38 am

    those are incredible!!!ReplyCancel

  • RachelJanuary 10, 2012 - 11:37 am

    Hahaha… LOVE THEM ALL! You guys are the best. I love following your blog and hope to meet you someday at a workshop. Happy 2012!ReplyCancel

  • Red Chilli PhotographyJanuary 12, 2012 - 8:35 am

    They are great!! I’m doing one next year :) ReplyCancel

  • JacqieJanuary 13, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    I love you guys. So flipping much. Your card made my day when I received it. <3ReplyCancel

  • KevinJanuary 18, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    This is my first visit to your site and my first comment (of course)…and while we have never met, after seeing these cards we are now friends! Love them all! Your work is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • GeorgiaJanuary 24, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Those are awesome!! You guys are hillarious. And the awkward family photo really is top notch!ReplyCancel

  • bobiJanuary 29, 2012 - 8:02 pm

    wow… new to your blog but absolutely love love love it. all the best in the new year. looking forward to the 2012 card.ReplyCancel

  • WendiFebruary 8, 2012 - 1:11 am

    Argh, you are TOO good! Now you’ve inspired me to go ALL OUT and shoot something unabashedly goofy with my husband, for our Christmas cards next year!ReplyCancel

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  • Photographer DevonNovember 11, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    I enjoyed looking at these, great sense of humour coming through. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • VeggieFebruary 21, 2013 - 5:45 am

    This is sooooo funny. Just founds your cards on pinterest and had to follow the way to your blog. Fantastic ideas!ReplyCancel

  • DeniseFebruary 21, 2013 - 5:46 am

    My absolutely favourite is the 2008 one!!! Hilarious. I love the expression on your faces!ReplyCancel

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  • IanOctober 1, 2015 - 6:24 pm

    I saw Pat for the first time when she spoke at Whitney’s funeral, the sencod time when she and the family were interviewed by Oprah. I have not seen or read anything about her since then or read anything about her before Whitney’s death. Pat appears far from stupid. Many of us I believe never knew of her before Whitney’s death. Why then would someone well into their 40’s suddenly want fame at a time when it looks the worst in an opportunistic greedy sort of way when she could have had it legitimately when Whit was alive? It just doesn’t make common sense. I wonder if somewhere-someone is not getting their facts straight. From O’s interview, from what I saw, I believed her to be in mourning over Whitney’s death, and protective & supportive of Bobbie Kris. If fame is what she seeks she could have had it before her death and the finances by stepping in-in a very public way taking over Bobbi Kris’s care, sourcing stories and hitting the talk show circuits. We saw none of this. But of course that route would have been more obvious. Her personality does not scream fame-seeker to me so I will just have to watch the show to get more of a feel of her intentions (let’s hope they are fair w/editing) because right now none of this is making any sense to me.Thanks!LannetteReplyCancel

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