I informed McHotterson about something he wasn't necessary keen on. I picked out an outfit for him and told him I wanted to get a good picture of us over Thanksgiving to use on our Christmas cards.
Every year, since I can remember, my mother sent out a Christmas picture with a long letter, updating everyone on the goings on in our family.
So, when I married in 2002, I decided we would start the tradition, too. Every year since then, we've taken pictures and I've made Christmas cards. The last few years, I've used Shutterfly mainly because they are just so easy to work with and timely. I'm not necessarily good about getting all the details put together before the last minute, so the fact that they are able to have my cards ready not long after I order them, is perfect for this procrastinator!
One of the most difficult parts of choosing a card for me, is finding something that doesn't include "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" and expresses our beliefs accurately. Shutterfly has a ton of choices when it comes to religious cards. Another difficulty is finding something affordable. I send out quite a few cards each year, so I have to find something in my budget, but sophisticated. With Shutterfly, you can choose from very simple and inexpensive, to very elaborate and more expensive, but still affordable. I also like that as you order more, they get less and less expensive. It's like Shutterfly is handing you cash back on your purchase! Here are a few of my favorites:
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