Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas is Coming Soon!

Okay, I'll be honest. I've been thinking of Christmas for a while. I don't usually start thinking about it before the end of November, but this year, we'll be adding little Evan to our clan and I wanted to do most our Christmas shopping/planning before then. And, I've gotten a lot done so far.

One thing I'm really excited about as well is sending out our Christmas card. I know it seems a little silly, but we'll be getting our first family portraits made (as a family of four) and I can't wait to share them with our family and friends.

The last few years, we've used Shutterfly to design our own photo Christmas cards. Photo cards, contrary to popular belief, are often cheaper than the ones you buy in the store. They are so much more exciting too! Who doesn't love to receive a photo card to put on their fridge during Christmas? Shutterfly is a great website for designing your card, and they always come out so cute, and I've been checking out their selection for this year. They have traditional, folded Christmas cards that are really nice! Many of them are less than $1 a piece, which is much less expensive than ordering through a professional photographer.

They have 3 different types of photo Christmas cards, but my favorites are the flat photo cards, which also happen to be the cheapest. They start at about .30 a piece! And, many of them allow you to select multiple photos for your card. This is the card we've used in the past for Christmas and for Owen's birthday invitations.

If you are looking to go really glitzy this Christmas, try creating holiday address labels. These are really nice too! You can even coordinate your label with your card, if you are really anal.

(sample Shutterfly card)

I know this post is a little out of the ordinary for me, but I'm just so dang excited I just can't stand it! I'm probably more excited about family Christmas photos than anything else. I can't wait to show off my hotty husband and two adorable boys. :) Of course, I'll still be like 2 weeks postpartum when we get them done, so I'll be hiding in the back. ;)

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