Thinking about Christmas...

This fall, every time I've walked into a store full of Christmas decorations, I've had a little pang in my chest. The reminders of Christmas are also reminders of an upcoming birthday... Elliott will be a year old! I'm not ready for it.

It seems that we do Christmas cards approximately every-other year, and last year they didn't happen. We've never done a photo card, and I've wanted this year to be our first. It only makes sense- we have a new person to introduce! When I start browsing the Christmas cards, though, I see the birthday invitations, too- maybe I should save the annual photo card for the First Birthday Invites? Or maybe both?

I take a ton of pictures, as you well know, since I regularly bombard the blog with them. What you may not know is, I have very, very few prints of these pictures. It's just in the last couple weeks I've printed any pictures at all of our almost-10-month-old! Bad mommy. (To my credit, I did create a Shutterfly photo book in addition to getting some prints. That should get me some extra credit or something.) A photo Christmas card would serve the dual purpose of wishing loved ones a happy holidays AND getting them a printed picture of our family, which pretty much none of them have.

Now to figure out where and when to get a nice family photo taken...

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(Disclosure: I was provided with photo cards and prizes by Shutterfly. As always, these words and opinions are my own.)


Kacie said...

Our family doesn't really have a card tradition yet. Two Christmases ago, I did a photo card with some cute pictures of Johnny and Shane & I. Last year, didn't do any Christmas cards.

This year I want to do another photo card with the kids. Fun stuff!

Marilyn said...

Love the idea, I am hoping to create one this year with us all, we usually just do a shoot but with the children.. I found ya blog hopping around to meet new blogger's and I'm officially following ya with smiles.. I'm Marilyn from The ArtsyGirl Connection..:))

PS: I am hoping you could join in and hopefully participate in "Project Pink Blog Day" Please check out this post of mine, I would LOVE to have you be a part of my Project Pink Blog Day if it fits your schedule.. "All blogger's going pink a day for "breast cancer" -- Wishing you a lovely weekend..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html


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