On The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice is known for her spirited holiday celebrations, including over-the-top annual Christmas cards featuring her family.
But this year's Christmas card takes a more mellow approach, with Teresa, her husband Joe Giudice, and their four daughters - Gia, 12, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 7, and four-year-old Audrianna - posed against a simple, elegant red poinsettia background. Everyone is wearing all gold and white except for Joe, who is sporting a dark suit, white shirt, and gold tie. The accompanying note reads "The gift of love, the gift of peace, the gift of happiness, may all these be yours this holiday season."
The Giudice family is currently dealing with a challenging year. Both husband and wife have been indicted on federal tax fraud charges, with their trials set to begin in 2014. Despite the fears of prosecution, Teresa exclusively told In Touch that she is focusing on staying strong for her daughters. She's also hard at work on her businesses, including a successful series of cookbooks, a beverage called the Fabellini, and a new haircare line.
"You’ve got to keep living life and being positive," the reality star and cookbook author said. "You can’t just curl up in a ball and crawl into a hole. What’s that going to do? I want the kids to enjoy their childhood. And to be the best mom I can be."
That's a pretty nice way to wrap up the old year and begin the new, we think.