Would You Do it for the Holidays?

I head to my mailbox today and retrieve the 10 catalogs that were stuffed in my mailbox.  It’s approaching holiday season if you didn’t know and needed reminding from every catalog company out there!  I immediately grab the Hanna Anderson catalog because it says 20% off!  I like sales!  And this is their big pre-holiday SALE.

I open the catalog and on page 2 begins with what my husband says nightmares of made of.  Now, what could be in a Hanna Anderson catalog that is spooking my husband in his sleep?

Family matching holiday wear!!

We aren’t talking the kind of matching where everyone picks a shade of red to wear.  Or everywhere wears jeans.  We are talking full collections of completely matchy-matchy holiday clothes for the ENTIRE family.  That’s right!  Dad too!

Even though this vision gives my husband the heebie-jeebies, it actually gets me thinking.  I like to match.  How cute would it be if we were all in the same collection for Christmas?  My daughter and I could wear matching dresses while the boys wore sweaters and vests of the same print.  And the families in the catalog look so happy and cute!

I have a five year old daughter and, yes, I am one of those moms that think it would be cute for us to match.  We have never done it (yet!) but I’ve thought about it.  You see, my daughter still thinks I’m cool.  She would be ecstatic to match me!  She loves to match her brothers.  She still wears the “I love daddy” shirts.  Yeah, I know, by next year she will probably be horrified if we are even wearing the same color and I’m within 10 feet.  I get it.  She will only think I’m cool for a limited amount of time.  Then it’s all down hill as I deal with the drama of me being “lame”, a “geek”, and “embarrassing her”.  So, this is may be my only chance!  And don’t even get me started on the fun family holiday pajamas!

So, my question for you:  Would you match the entire family for the holidays?  There are two teams:

TEAM “Yep, sounds totally cute and fun!”


TEAM “Never, ever!  Are you mad?  Totally geek!” (My husband’s team!)

Which team are you on?

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The kids can all match. Mommy and Daddy should not!


I looked at those very same outfits in the Hanna Andersen catalog and actually considered it. But, ultimately I would have to say no.

I think my husband would divorce me before he would put on a matching holiday outfit.


Hmm…I am not a fan of the mommy and me outfits (however, I did do it once when my first was 5 months…dresses in the same print because my sister begged me to do it) I do like the coordinating outfits in these pictures though. I could never get my hubby to do it.


Hmm…I am not a fan of the mommy and me outfits (however, I did do it once when my first was 5 months…dresses in the same print because my sister begged me to do it) I do like the coordinating outfits in these pictures though. I could never get my DH to do it.


coordinate, yes. match, no. and coordinate only for family photos. not just for the heck of it!



I think these collections are perfect! You are not matching exactly but everything looks just right. I love this idea and wish I could afford the 2nd collection (hanna2) for my family. My husband might think it’s a bit dorky but it’s just for the holiday and maybe some pictures… he would do it for me.


Okay, so I just looked at the website..
Hello, Cable knits… I see a Christmas card in your future.
And how can I convince my husband we need to get those stinkin cute matching PJs?


I love matching my daughters, 10 months and 2 1/2 years old. We have black and light pink plaid dresses for the girls, and my husband will be wearing a PINK tie and black suit to match them for church. I still need to find a blouse with the right shade of pink. 🙂


If you hadn’t posted the pitures, I would have been on your husband’s team, but I LOVE the pictures! I think it is more of a coordinated look rather than the picture i had in my head of you all wearing the same exact awful pattern.
So, my vote is for your team, Team MATCHY!!

Kelly @ Ministrymoms.com
Kelly @ Ministrymoms.com

YES YES YES… This is totally cute and would make for a great Christmas picture! <3


i love matching, my daughter looks at what i wear and always asks me to get her the same outfit but smaller.

We did the holiday matching PJ’s last year and even my husband particpated but i think PJ’s is about as far as he will go.

nicole stallings

I love the matching outfits!! My husband on the other hand would freak out if I suggested it.

carolyn addison

go for it – tell your hubby that it is what you want for Christmas


I can see the matching colors/theme type thing but matching outfits like sweaters ect. I have to be with your hubby on this one.

Kelly B
I always match my boys for Christmas pictures. They’re 1, 3, and 5, and I figure I might as well do it while I can get away with it. Last year, they were in white button down shirts and jeans. The year before that, we were all in red polos and jeans, and then we did an extended family picture where all the boys were in red polos and the girls were in sage green sweaters. I don’t know about matching patterns, because it could get overwhelming, but I love matching style/color. In the pictures you posted, I love the… Read more »