Christmas cards that perfectly sum up a mum’s festive struggle

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  • Every year we seem to get the same Christmas cards, and sometimes it feels as though there’s only so many ‘Merry’ and ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ wishes a person can take in a lifetime.

    Thankfully, as if by Christmas magic, some Christmas card creators started getting real about the festive struggle for us mums. It’s not all just shiny tinsel and beautifully wrapped presents… It’s overeating and answering the unbelievably hard question: ‘White, red or mulled wine?’

    So if you’re tired of the same old yearly greetings, here are a few of the best Christmas cards for mums to give or receive – do you agree?

    1. If you want to be honest 


    Tis the season to tell the truth…

    2. If Prosecco is your mate for life

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    It’ll ALWAYS be there for you… As long as you have at least a tenner to spare, that is.

    3. If your love for pigs in blankets is strong

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    We’ll ignore friends and relatives if we have to for pigs in blankets. No question.

    4. If you’re the wrapping queen

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    It’s the wrapping truth…

    5. If you don’t like to waste 

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    Because you have to compensate for the other 11 months of the year when you can’t drink mulled wine. Time is of the essence, people – pass us a straw!

    6. If you’re a turkey lover

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    If you’re not struggling by the end of Christmas dinner, you’re most certainly not doing it right.

    7. If you’re really not feeling the Christmas spirit

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    Don’t worry, grumpy cat is here for you.

    8. Or if you’re feeling all the Christmas spirits

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    Jolly Christmas indeed.

    9. If you really really love Christmas

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    You know, Home Alone on a loop come 1st December, mulled wine in one hand and all the advent calendar chocolate in the other.

    10. If you do what everyone else does 

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    It’s basically a Christmas tradition in itself.

    11. If eating is your holiday mantra

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    This is true and everyone who says otherwise is playing Grinch with our festive happiness.

    12. If you want your other half to be generous

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    ‘Isn’t this card funny, hahahaha, here’s your credit card and off you go!’

    13. If you’re wishing for a white-but-not-that-white Christmas

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    Yeah, we still need to go out for boxing day sales.

    14. If you’re not fussy about your Christmassy source of joy

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    Red Christmas sounds good too.

    15. If you’re up for Mission Impossible, Christmas edition

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    Do you volunteer?

    16. If you really love someone

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    And we love mince pies, so that’s really saying something.

    17. If you’re the Rachel of the group

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    ‘The receipt is inside the bag… ‘ THANK HEAVENS.

    18. If you actually really love wearing your Christmas jumper

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    Bless your little festive soul.

    19. If you’re always up for a top up

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    Here’s a Christmas miracle we’re actually not that fussed about.