Saturday, December 8, 2012

Do you send Christmas cards?

Did everyone do their christmas cards yet? Do you send them at all? If so, do you send pre-made folded cards from the store? Do you make customized photo cards? I do photo cards ... I look forward to it every year. I love designing them. I use Shutterfly, even though I have stopped using them for prints, due to the fact their colors are terrible and they crop when they don't need to be. However, they offer the best selection of 'card stock' cards and discounts... plus I had a $20 giftcard, so I used them. For all other prints, I use WHCC/smugmug now.

I just ordered my cards. I hadn't picked up my camera in weeks, due to the fact I was feeling like death for 6 weeks while incubating the boy. (click HERE for that news!!) But I knew I had to for Christmas, so I was inspired to do it finally, and it sure felt good!

It was hard deciding which picture to use but this is the one I went with. I was hoping to get that magical holiday shot with Julianna next to the tree smiling wearing a pretty flowing red dress or holding the string of white lights...But NO. I didn't come close to that. Julianna was running all over, bouncing off the furniture and rolling around... And flowing dress? Forget it. She had a red shirt on, so it was time to take the photos! haha!

This is the one I'm using for our cards. It shows Julianna's personality.  

Here are the ones that didn't make the cut.... but worth showing... 

I did put this one on the back of our card... It is warming. 

On an unrelated note... I had 2 friends come to me in the last month to ask me my opinion on buying a DSLR - imagine that!? My opinion? Wow- that must mean I'm doing something right... Made me feel good to say the least!


  1. I love all the pictures, but you chose the right one. It's adorable! We send out photo cards, too. And, I use Shutterfly. :) I'll be showing our card photo as soon as I get the cards mailed out. I don't want to ruin the surprise for the family members that follow our blog.

    1. thanks kim - now the hard part- they are here today and I need to address all the cards!! haha! :)

    2. I dread that part. I don't know why I don't pay extra to have Shutterfly do it for me...haha.


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