7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 52

7_quick_takes_sm1It’s Friday so it’s time to connect with Jen’s Conversion Diary.

As promised, I’d like to share just a few of the 25 original Christmas cards we’ve created over the past 28 years. As I’ve mentioned before, our “Family Life” cartoons began as Christmas cards 24 years ago. To learn more about this, you can read my previous guest post at Catholic Sistas entitled “Life in a Cartoon World.”

Those on our Christmas card list really enjoy and appreciate our cards; the caricatures of the members of our family are drawn by my husband. With some of these, I scanned only one part of the card, since I just wanted to share the caricatures of the family.

1. Let the Spirit In – 1989

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1989

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1989

2. She Brought Forth Her First Born Son – 1992

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1992

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1992

3. Glorious Strains – 1996

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1996

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1996

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1996

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 1996

4. Cookies are Like Baby Jesus – 2002

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2002

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2002

5. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – 2007

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2007

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2007


Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2007

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2007

6. Hrkach Boys Assembly Line – 2008

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2008

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2008


Image and text copyright 2008 James and Ellen Hrkach

Image and text copyright 2008 James and Ellen Hrkach

7. Vertical Enhancements – 2009

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2009

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2009


Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2009

Image and text copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2009

All text and images copyright James and Ellen Hrkach 2012

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9 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 52

  1. What fun! I loved the baby interpretations. It reminds me, last Sunday a church friend shared this about her 5 year-old grand who attends a Lutheran preschool:
    boy: Did you know that God made everything?
    Dad: Well, yes, actually, I did know that.
    boy: Oh, not actually everything. Jesus made styrofoam.
    I’ve laughed every day.

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  3. Ellen,

    These cards are wonderful! No doubt they are treasured by all your friends and family. And they must be full of special memories for you. I love the vertical enhancement one!

    I hope you have a very blessed Christmas with your family. May God bless you all.

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