Goodbye to one big family tradition.
And hello to a smaller family tradition.
This is the message Kim Kardashian sent late last week, as the veteran reality star and former sex tape participant surprised fans by unveiling the following photo:
Yup, that's an immediate family Christmas card shared by Kim, as opposed to the ones in the past that included her, her siblings, their significant others and their mother.
The dropping of these gigantic Kardashian Christmas cards had become a wildly-anticipated release across the Internet, causing some to wonder whether any tension exists now between loved ones.
Why else would Kim and Kanye break off and do their own instead?
"The West Family Christmas Card 2019," Kim simply wrote as a caption on Instagram.
As you can see, the above card features mom and dad, Kim and Kanye, respectively.
They're posing alongside Psalm, 7 months; Chicago, 2 next month; Saint, ; and North, 6, all of whom are decked out in sweatsuits as they cheesed for the camera.
Kanye shared the same photo and same caption on his Instagram page.
The snapshot marks the first that either star has shared of their entire family together, not including on Halloween, when they went all out in multiple group ensembles.
As for why Kim went this unexpected route for the holidays?
“It’s been difficult for them for years to get everyone together for a Christmas card,” a source recently told People Magazine of the Kardashian and Jenner siblings.
This same inside added:
“Last year when Kim organized it, there was a lot of complaining. It really stressed her out. She was over the drama and decided to do one for just her family this year.”
It's no secret, either, that Kim has been clashing with Kourtney.
If certain reality show storylines are to be believed, the former even wants the latter fired from Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
It's true. See what we mean here:
“[Kim] knew fans wanted to see her whole family together, so it was important for her to share a special photo,” this People source adds.
As for the details behind the card itself? And the photo shoot that went with it?
“The photo was taken at their house and it was just a relaxed event,” reports People, concluding:
“No one was stressed, the kids were happy and it was perfect. Kanye is not a fan of glitz so this is why they are dressed casually.“