Even when we thought we weren’t going to get a Christmas card from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry surprised us all with their family holiday card featuring baby Archie.

The card, which is an illustration of a photo taken by the duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, was released days before Christmas by Mayhew (Markle’s animal welfare organization patronage in the U.K).

The sweet snap features the 39-year-old, her 35-year-old hubby, their 19-month old son, Archie, as well as the family’s two pups, Pula and Guy. “Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” the outside of the card reads. And while we love the creative take, it was Archie’s red hair (which he clearly inherited from his father) that we very nearly missed.

According to Mayhew, the inside of the card features a heartfelt message about the donations the couple has made in honor of the holiday season. “This year we, as a family, have made donations to several charities with you in mind,” the message reads. “From a local California organization that helps families transition out of homelessness, to two of our U.K. patronages: one that supports animal and community welfare, and the other, a memorial fund for a cherished friend that helps to educate children and fight poverty in Uganda, we have honored their work on behalf of all of us.”

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also gave some insight into the holiday photograph, stating “The original photo of the family was taken at their home earlier this month by The Duchess’s mother. The small Christmas tree, including the homemade ornaments and other decorations, were selected by Archie, and the tree will be replanted after the holidays.”

We’re already looking forward to next year’s card. 

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