I can't believe Christmas is almost here! Yes, I realize that we haven't had Thanksgiving yet, but since I love all things Christmas (music, trees, lights, baby Jesus, etc), I have already started thinking about Christmas cards! We have been sending Christmas cards since we got married. I love receiving them and I'm hoping Eli will get excited about them this year too. It is such a fun tradition. I really like sending photo cards so family and friends that don't live close can see how the kids are growing.
I have used Shutterfly for cards in the past and have always been happy with the outcome. If there is a complaint it is that there are just WAY too many choices!! :) Here are a few of my favorites from their 2010 Holiday Collection. I always have a hard time choosing...it may come down to how many decent pictures we get and which card they look the best with. Since so many cards have great red and green colors, I might go with black & white pictures.
These first two are definitely contenders if we only get one good shot of the family or kids.
If I actually come up with several good shots these next two would be great. Love the trees!
I love the candy cane stripes in this one and that you get to write a bit of a message.
They even have a couple of cards this year that allow you a bit more room to add messages or updates about your family. (I'm sure I won't be able to get it together enough to send one of these.)
I get pictures of the kids printed from shutterfly all the time. I've been printing pictures of both kids since they were babies and putting them in albums for them to look at when they get older. Eli actually loves to look at his now. I usually wait a few months and then get a bunch printed at once. I just love getting my orange package in the mail. :)
Did I mention Shutterfly is having a giveaway?!?! If you blog about their holiday cards, you get 50 free cards!! No brainer my friends. If you would like to get 50 free holiday cards of your own, just go here and plug in your info. You will get an email in a couple of days with instructions.