Last year, with the baby and all the stress of going back to work after maternity leave, Christmas cards just didn't happen for our family (instead we did the second best alternative, Valentine's Day cards!). We have friends and relatives so far and so wide, though, that I really do like to share a picture of the kids and a little reminder that even though we're far away, we do indeed think of all our out-of-state and overseas dear ones at Christmastime.
Shutterfly asked me to review some of their new Christmas cards and I picked a few that I'd like to use this year:
I like the Peace, Love, Joy theme of this one http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-stationery/we-heart-you-holiday-card-5x7-flat?sortType=1&storeNode=93476 Plus, it gives me the opportunity to upload a five good pics from throughout the year.
But, and this is a big BUT (lol) and a big IF...If I can get the kids to sit still together and both smile, then we're going to go with a single photo card. I like this one, with a black and white photo: http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-stationery/glitter-glamour-joy-christmas-card-5x7-flat?sortType=1&storeNode=93476 but Pupa's eyes are the lovliest blue and Fratellone's the handsomest hazel, so I may go for a color single photo of the kids with this card: http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-stationery/flourishing-frame-christmas-card?sortType=1&storeNode=93476 I especially like that Shutterfly has the 5x5 format.
Check out Shutterfly's holiday cards at http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery while you're there, check out Christmas invites http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-invitations and address labels to make it all easier http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-address-labels
**Special thanks to Shutterfly, who provided me with product samples.
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
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