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Kim Kardashian West Hints at the End of the Kardashian Christmas Card

This year marks the end of an era.


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It’s truly the end of an era. The Kardashian-Jenners will not be blessing us with one of their traditionally over-the-top Christmas cards this year. Kim Kardashian West broke the news when a fan suggested that might be the case.

Kardashian West didn’t wait long to reply when a Twitter user speculated, “I feel like with the drama that happened last year, we may not get a Kardashian Christmas card this year ?? I’ll be cool with a West family one tho!” Within an hour, she hopped on Twitter and shared the tweet, writing, “Wow reading my mind.”

If that’s truly the case, then the Christmas season will be missing some of the now traditional joy brought on by seeing all of the iterations of the family’s annual card. Last year was their most buttoned-down yet, with just the women of the family appearing alongside their children (plus Kanye West, who shot a separate card with Kardashian West and their two children Saint and North). “[Last] year’s Christmas card [was] shot really casually,” Kardashian West told James Corden of the 2017 installment. ��We’re in jeans and T-shirts. Really cute. It’s all the kids. It was so hard to pull together. It’s women and children…I planned it. We do these group chats every day, and I sent a chat and said, ‘You guys, we need memories so let’s do a Christmas card.’ Every single person wrote me back and said ‘okay.’ I threw out some dates, and, shockingly, one worked. I got everyone in the same room, and it was really crazy.”

At the time of her appearance on The Late Late Show, Kardashian West also hinted that it might be the final one. “Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll do it again,” she said. When asked why, she explained, “Just the kids.”

Back in 2008, a year after the debut of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she blogged about her attachment to the family tradition. “We have a lot of traditions in our family, but I think our family Christmas card tradition is one of my favorites,” she wrote.

Still, Kardashian West has been getting into the holiday spirit (even though it’s not even Thanksgiving yet). She’s been on a retweet spree, sharing fans’ tweets about how big the Kardashians go every holiday season.

While their over-the-top decorations are one tradition that won’t be going away, is it even Christmas if there isn’t a Kardashian card marking the occasion? We’ll soon find out.

Related: A Definitive Ranking of Kardashian Christmas Cards, From Least Kardashian to Most Kardashian

How the Kardashians Celebrate Thanksgiving

“I’m on gravy duty, and I’m loving it,” Kim Kardashian told reporters on the day before Thanksgiving in 2011, which she spent doling out a portion of the 80 gallons of gravy that the L.A. Mission served the homeless.

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Fret not if you’re having trouble reading this menu from the Kardashians’ Thanksgiving in 2013: Other than the fact that there’s a total of seven desserts, including “Kris’s famous Lemon Cake,” the only line you really need to pay attention is “Khloé’s famous Macaroni and Cheese,” spelled out in Apple Chancery.

Courtesy of @krisjenner

The next year came with a visual of Khloé Kardashian’s “famous” mac and cheese, which was overshadowed by her fascinating poor photography skills.

Courtesy of @khloekardashian

Luckily, Khloé seemed to have taken a crash course in food photography by the next year, when she shared snapshots of more meals she’d cooked up in “Koko’s Kitchen.”

Courtesy of @khloekardashian

Khloé shared a picture of the setting for her first Thanksgiving at her house, rather than at her mom’s, with a caption that read, among other things, “manifest beauty in your life.”

Courtesy of @khloekardashian

It may have been taken just three years ago, but this one’s a real throwback: The 2015 edition of the Kardashian-Jenner Thanksgiving saw the “blended family,” as Kylie Jenner put it in the caption of the photo above, come fully together, with nearly everyone’s then-partner present—including Kylie’s now ex Tyga, and Kourtney Kardashian’s then recent ex, Scott Disick. Not only did Kanye also show up to Khloé’s house, but so did his big ole grin.

Courtesy of @kyliejenner

The family member with perhaps the most significant presence that year was baby Reign Disick, who spent at least part of his first Thanksgiving in the arms of his mom, Kourtney.

Courtesy of @kourtneykardash

The desserts served at Khloé’s, as lusted over by her sister Kourtney on Instagram.

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No longer exactly the baby of the family, Kylie hosted her first Thanksgiving in 2016, decorating her home in Calabasas in white and gold, including hundreds of roses.

Courtesy of Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

The evening was a Jenner affair, amid what was otherwise a less than bright time for the family. (Kanye had just been hospitalized, only a month after Kim’s infamous robbery in Paris.)

Courtesy of @caitlynjenner

Kim and Kanye may not have been there, but Kylie’s then boyfriend, Tyga, did manage to come through, wearing an appropriately autumnal flannel for the occasion.

Courtesy of Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

While pregnant, Kylie once again took up the hosting duties for last year’s Thanksgiving, this time with a hint of a Valentine’s Day theme.

Courtesy of Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

Ahead of their stint on Family Feud, the Kardashian-Jenners played a game or two of Taboo.

Courtesy of Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

Behold: what Kendall Jenner ate for Thanksgiving in 2017. (According to her Snapchat, anyway.)

Courtesy of Kendall Jenner’s Snapchat

Leave it to Kim, pictured here with her mom and her grandma M.J., to dress for Thanksgiving as if she were in a Yeezy campaign. (Without, of course, any hint of bloating.)

Courtesy of @kimkardashian

For dessert, Kylie served autumnal doughnuts and turkey-shaped Rice Krispie treats, among other goodies.

Courtesy of Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

Having handed over the responsibilities to Kylie, Kris was able to spend some of the night hanging loose.

Courtesy of Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat

Twenty eighteen brought an adventure to the great outdoors, which no one seemed to enjoy more than Kanye.

Courtesy of @kendalljenner

Thanks to her father’s prior athletic commitments, True Thompson was forced to spend her first-ever Thanksgiving in Cleveland. Her mom, Khloé Kardashian, made up for it by bathing their corner of Ohio in millennial pink.

Courtesy of @khloekardashian

Back in Calabasas, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, and co. also kept it (relatively) monochrome in green.

Courtesy of @kourtneykardash

Meanwhile, Kris Jenner coordinated with herself—in $8,000 worth of Versace, no less.

Courtesy of @kourtneykardash
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