Jessa Seewald (nee Jessa Duggar) and Jill Dillard (nee Jill Duggar) are just two of the 19 Kids and Counting siblings–and all 19 of them appear on the 2014 Duggar family Christmas card. Dad and Mom, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, are on the card, too.
Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard’s husbands, Ben Seewald and Derick Dillard, appear on the Christmas card for the first time ever. Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard in June, and Jessa Duggar followed suit, marrying Ben Seewald on November 1st.
Jill Dillard is happy to show off her baby bump in the Christmas card. Jessa Seewald isn’t expecting yet, but she and Ben managed to cozy up close to one another for the photo shoot.
The words, “Happy Birthday Jesus” and “Merry Christmas from the Duggar Family” are inscribed on the Christmas card, as is this Bible passage from Isaiah 9:6.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a child is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
The Duggar family has yet to post their 2014 card to social media, but you can check it out at E! Online.
Michelle Duggar explained on her TLC blog that their family doesn’t do Christmas like many families do.
“I think we do it a bit different in our family,” she wrote, adding that she and her husband typically explain “to the children who Santa Claus was historically” while concentrating “on his good deeds and ministering to children.”
“It’s a huge celebration…we make it a really big deal. We decorate. It’s a big birthday party for Jesus. We make banners and put them all around the house and put out our nativity scene,” Michelle Duggar added.
In more Duggar news, Jessa Seewald recently shared more photos of her recent wedding with fans. Even with her modest wedding attire, she was a gorgeous bride.
Beautiful Bride! Jessa Seewald from 19 Kids and Counting shares more stunning shots from her private wedding album! http://t.co/5B5aRvzq6J
— Radar Online (@radar_online) December 11, 2014
Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard will have a very exciting Christmas, celebrating their first as married women. Despite the change in their lives, it certainly seems as though they love getting together with their entire 19 Kids and Counting family to celebrate the traditions they loved while growing up.