Last year was our first year as a family of four so instead of a generic boxed card we decided to do a more personalized family photocard. We had fun picking our clothes so we would coordinate but not be matchy-matchy. My mom took the pictures for us and I had fun picking out which card I wanted to use. It ended up being a very elegant card, everyone was dressed up and we were in front of the big Christmas Tree in the town center of our community.
I was already looking forward to doing a family photocard again this year but wasn't sure where to get the cards from, if I wanted to do a planned picture or a fun spur of the moment pic. Then I read about a great promotion from Shutterfly on another blog I read. If I blog about their promotion then I get 50 free holiday cards and you can get them too, just by blogging about it! I went to the site and took a look around. I got a little side tracked at first and found myself looking at all the calendars. I'm a sucker for a calendar, I guess it's the mom in me. And, if I can make it my own by adding pictures of the kids and our family, PERFECT! What a great gift for grandparents! Next, I moved onto the holiday cards to take a peak, such adorable designs! I usually go for a Holiday card rather than a Christmas card because even though we celebrate Christmas we aren't religious and have friends of different beliefs so I like to get everyone in there with a Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings. I also like that they include the New Year because who doesn't get excited about the start of a New Year!
I'd been looking around for a while and the kids were starting to climb the walls so I figured I'd better head on over to the photocards. I loved every other design I looked at but soon I found my hands down favorite card. It has a cute little snowman on it, I love snowmen! Must be the snow deprived Floridian in me. So, I had found my card but was still unsure about what to do for the picture to go in it. We were going out of town for Thanksgiving so I figured I would just forget about it for now and decide when we got back. What do you know, as I was going through my pics from the trip I found the picture that I am going to use for the cards! The kids aren't wearing the shirts I got them for pictures and Jasey and I don't coordinate at all but the picture is perfect! It's as if it was meant to be, all the pieces just fell into place. And, now I can use the kids clothes for their Santa pictures! Now excuse me I have to go order my holiday cards!