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Kobe Bryant and family pose for Christmas card in color-coordinated attire (pics)

An annual holiday tradition for the Kobe Bryant family — as well as families all over the world — the Bryants went with a themed photograph for its holiday card. But when you’re Kobe Bryant, you can save a bunch of postage and the hassle of mailing labels and such by posting said Christmas card on the Internet for thousands and thousands to see.

Mrs. Vanessa Bryant proudly posted photos to her Instagram account showcasing the brood’s Christmas card, and as you can see, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar appears to have ensconced himself in velvet. Purply velvet, even.

While it cannot be confirmed by the photo that Kobe indeed sported a purple velvet suit, it’s still one heckuva suit. And if it wasn’t for the fact that the attire sported by Kobe, Vanessa and the kids did not utilize the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers as its theme, it arguably could be said that the deep purple and goldish hues the Bryant family have draped themselves in are in the color palette “Bruise.” And yet, the entire family, especially the kiddos, look great.

But wait, there’s more. Perhaps for the, ahem, more mature recipients on the Bryant’s holiday card mailing list, Vanessa also posted a titilating photo of just her and Kobe.

Very revealing. That’s a lot of cleavage going on right there, you know, for a more holiday-themed card, if that is indeed the purpose of the photo. Hey, I guess at least, unlike Elaine’s ill-fated Christmas card, there wasn’t a nipple exposed, right?

And if it’s not a Christmas card, well, happy holidays anyway.