Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) announced a new twist on her holiday cards this year. Sanchez has traditionally sent out holiday cards with her cat Gretsky on them, but this year, she said she wished to do something different.

While the announcement won't be made until a week from today, those who wish to be the first to hear should head to to sign up. If you sign up between now and Monday the 30th, you will be notified via e-mail about the surprise.

Other lawmakers also have their own take on holiday cards. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) had a contest earlier this year to design his 2009 holiday cards. Edwin Martin of Bangor, ME won the competition. His winning design can be found here.