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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shame on me!


My Christmas cards went out...tomorrow. After all that high hoping on November 3rd. At least I started collecting my addresses then.

I decided to use Hallmark.com. Not nearly as original as I would like, but I have a 1 and 2 year old, so lets face it: I needed easy easy easy. They addressed them for me, gave me a template and even paid for my stamps. Use the promotional code HOLSTAMP to get free stamps, thats 44 cents a card!

I used this card, half way between an update letter and a photo card, don't you think?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Greetings...already?

I am suddenly aware of the urgent need to get my Christmas card plans in order. Already you ask? Well first we'll start with my confession- we moved in July and I never sent moving announcements, not so much as an email. So I figure, if I want to receive any Christmas cards myself, I had better get some out so people have our new address.

So here is the question...what kind of card do you enjoy getting?

I have cute little monkeys, so it's tempting to me to do the typical photo card to show them off. I found this etsy store where you can have her design your card for $15 and then print them yourselves through a local shop.

Aren't these beautiful?




Of course, then we have to get some pictures done!

Generally though, I prefer a card with room for a note. I also recognize that if I commit myself to writing in every card, they will likely still be sitting on my counter in February.

What do you think about the update letters people send? I did an email version one year at the new year with pictures and a few updates since I missed Christmas cards altogether. But...I never know how they are received. Some people seem to love them because they are more than just a picture, some seem to feel like they are an ego trip. Would love your thoughts.

Any pretty paper shops you are looking at for your cards?