November 19, 2010

Its almost that time again...

...that "most wonderful" time.  Of course I'm talking about the time to send out Christmas cards!!

I'm that annoying person that sits down the day after Thanksgiving, completes all of her cards, and gets them in your mailbox by December 1st.  I love getting my cards out early every year. 

One problem that I have with cards is that its hard to find a pretty, yet young looking religious card.  They either look old and stuff, or cartoonish like for a child.  Since I celebrate Christmas as the birth of my Savior, I want my cards to reflect that.

In the past I've done more of a letter type card.  Not the kind with my past year's ventures, just one with a nice piece of clip art and my favorite Christmas Bible verses.  The first year of marriage we did a picture card, since we were newlyweds and could be sappy like that.

But who's to say in for our 3rd married Christmas we can't be sappy too?

When I found out about Shutterfly's Holiday Promotional campaign, I started thinking about all the different pictures I could use.

With this design, we could include pictures of us in various facets of our lives - dressed up, casual, just chillin, with family.  This one would mean getting dressed up for a nice family picture.  Even though we're just two people - no kids, no pets - we're still a family.  Last night would have been the perfect opportunity, if my husband would have cooperated.

Although I must say, I really do like the wall calendar idea.  I somehow doubt, however, that my mother-in-law would enjoy a calendar full of my race photos.  If children ever come in the picture though - perfect!  On a more serious note, I'm going to ask the Mutant if they would enjoy a calendar full of some of his best photos in the National Park.  Two of the things they love most in this life - their son, and a gorgeous piece of real estate!

Can I confess my main motivation for this post??  Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly… sign up: http://bit.ly/sfly2010 Copied and pasted directly from their promotional material.  Gotta love free!! 

13 comments:

  1. I have a hard time finding the right card for the very same reasons you mentioned. My sister did a post for the same reason you mentioned and got her cards already. They are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sweet!! We're having our Christmas card pics (yes, pics -- I debated whether to do that AGAIN this year or not, but Kyle said, "I lost 80 lbs this year! We WILL do a Christmas pic!!!") taken next Saturday by (drumroll please) one of the photogs who shot the 2010 Super Bowl. =D (He's also a close friend of ours, but how cool is that???)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm glad you signed up for the free cards! I still haven't decided 100% on mine, but have it on my agenda to get them ordered by next week.

    I liked the photo collage you picked the best. The calendar idea is cool, but I don't think that will be free :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I vote for the sappy route all the way! Thanks for sharing the link - what a great deal!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Free=awesome! I'd like to do it, too! One year before my friend & her husband had kids, they wore cheesy Christmas sweaters & even put one on their Boxer dog! She wore huge 80's glasses, and they posed all prim & proper. It was hilarious! We've been doing photos since we had kids, but we didn't have all these cool photo cards before we had them. I like pics, so I probably would've sent them every year if I had the option. I bet your in-laws would love your idea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the info about the cards! We've never done Christmas cards with pictures before, but we're planning on doing one this year because of the Babe. :)

    Ann is on a bit of a hiatus right now... she was dealt a nasty sinus infection that knocked her down for awhile, and now she's started back to school... she's working on getting back into it though. I have faith in her! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. so every single year, I write out the cards, every year.
    Then I never address them, and I throw them away after the new year.
    EVERY YEAR!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sappy is always a good thing. Thanks for that like - free is a good thing too. Glad to be feeling better and back in the game of trying to get fit. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, what a great idea! I always love everybody's photo cards - wouldn't that be fun?

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are not the only one who does Christmas card. Try getting all dressed up in October to take a family Christmas picture so that they come in by Thanksgiving so you can get your pre-ordered cards with the family photo encluded out in the mail the first/second week in December. We really should form some kind of support group!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful, good job. Greetings Leovi

    ReplyDelete
  12. They are a great company and I am loving their new designs this year.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I do love free things :) Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete

what up yo?