I do love Christmas cards.
There is something about them that makes me happy. Getting one (or a few) in the mail really makes me happy. It makes me realize that even though I may not talk to friends for a really long time, or only see them on Facebook, or just plain got out of touch with them, still shows that they care about me and my family.
Yeah, sure, sometimes it is bragging. I don't like those all-inclusive 8.5 x 11 printouts that tell you all about how so-and-so graduated college and that all of the kids are getting straight-A's in high school, or how old that makes me feel even though I have a newborn and a three year old. Eh, I guess I started late, so what. But, I like the pretty pictures just to see how the kids are growing up or what sort of fun is being had along the way.
I like seeing people on the beach on their Christmas cards. I like seeing snow too, since I don't get to see it very often. Really, I just love pictures. A little glimpse into someone else's world for a brief second.
Anyway, I am going to use Shutterfly.com for my Christmas cards this year. They have an awesome selection:
This one jumped right out at me (and not because it was the first one). I really like the black and white photos. I'm gonna try to take some good pics of us so I can use this template:
Oh, I like this one too, but it is a fold out card and that means I'm gonna have to write something on each card! Ugh.
Although, a wall calendar would be fun to make, but I don't have enough photos to make one of these I don't think.
Finally, you can get matching labels for the envelopes! How cool is that?
Gosh, I better get on this holiday stuff.
There is just so much to do. I just got back inside from cleaning up the Halloween decorations. It doesn't even feel like Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but it really is. I can't believe how fast this year has gone.