I love all things Christmas. I especially love Christmas Cards… sending and receiving. I love flipping through the mail for the handwritten addressed cards, I love ripping into them (especially the foil lined envelopes) Oh, and picture cards are MY FAVORITE!! I love to see how the kiddos have grown, throw in a Christmas letter and I am over the moon! Yup, I LOVE me a good Christmas letter! I hang them up in a prominent spot… so excited that the wall in my kitchen is a perfect place to display all our holiday cards. If you send me a picture card… I keep it forever!! I have an entire album dedicated to Christmas card photos, I love to look back and see how our friends & family have grown and changed!
For the past 7 years I have sent handmade cards, with a photo. I send about 75 cards so it is usually quite the production… a production I love. I play Christmas music, sip some hot chocolate or sometimes a glass of wine. I design and produce each and every card.
Well this year, I just COULD NOT DO IT! I had the design, I even had purchased all the supplies needed to make the cards. I just COULD NOT find the time to produce them. After much discussion with Mike we decided that it was something I had to let go. I would work on getting the perfect picture of my two holiday babes! and I would send GASP!!! BOXED CARDS!!! GASP!!!
I decided to attempt to take the picture myself after missing our appointment at Picture People and running out of time. I am so happy I did. The kids were in a great mood and I got MANY great photos. ( I will share them just as soon as I am sure that the cards have arrived)
Saved us well over $100 in photos. Spent that in cards! LOL!