The 12 Diffs of Christmas

It’s the Wednesday before Christmas and you, my friend, are NOT ready. You are the opposite of ready. You are an antonym of the word ready.


That’s you. That’s your name. Unready F. Christmas.

The F stands for “For.”

It doesn’t feel good, does it, Unready? You haven’t bought your presents. You haven’t mailed your cards. You haven’t gifted those Christmasy treats that you found on Pinterest to your neighbors.

You. Are. Not. Ready.

Wait! It’s ok! It’s… OK. Take a breath. A nice deep one. Take another. If you’re standing, bend down and put your hands on your knees. Breathe in. Breathe out. You’re ok. It’s going to be… ok.


What should you do about this?

Get to work? No. Absolutely not. That’s the worst thing you could do.

Freak out? Maybe. But not yet.

Spend the next 20 minutes trying to spot the 12 differences between these two photos?


Merry Christmas

Happy New Year

Note! The Merry Christmas/Happy New Year text difference doesn’t count. It’s NOT one of the 12 differences. What’s that? Why doesn’t it count? Because. Just Because.

Wait. Why are you reading this? Did you give up already? You’re down here looking for the answers?

Unready, I’m disappointed.

Ok, fine. Here you go. I’m making the text small though.

1. An extra dot appears on Gwen’s sleeve.
2. One of Gwen’s pigtail bands changes color.
3. On Gwen’s shirt, one of the dots in the bottom row disappears.
4. The bow in Clara’s hair switches sides.
5. The gingerbread house on Clara’s shirt looses heart.
6. Clara sprouts a sixth toe.
7. Olive gains a shoulder bow.
8. The snowman on Olive’s shirt grows a third eye.
9. …and loses a mouth dot.
10. Inez’s glasses change color.
11. One of the bands on the arm of Inez’s sweater changes color.
12. Inez loses her pinky.


Now freak out.

  1. Mom/Grandma K

    Clever, clever…I LOVE your cards and diffs re each of you and the photo is great. I have to admit, I was not clever enough to find the diffs in the photos…so thanks for the answers.

  2. Anonymous

    lol. I got them all except the freaky extra toe and missing pinky :)

  3. Ashley

    Sorry, that was my comment above

  4. Katrina


    And, regarding the last post from Holly: I love your sass, lady.

  5. Dyana Geddie

    I always look so forward to see what you guys are going to come up with for a Christmas card and this year you did not disappoint!! Awesome! I loved looking for all the diffs!! What a beautiful group of girls you’ve got!! Merry Christmas! Can’t wait till next that too much pressure this early on? ;)

  6. Holly

    Thanks ladies!

    Dyana, no pressure at all. We usually come up with the idea for next year’s card when we are working on the current one. It’s in the works, and we hope we can pull it off! :) Glad to know you enjoyed it so much!


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