Have you started thinking about your Holiday Cards yet? I have! I actually think about them all year. I started planning my 2010 Christmas Card around the time I sent out my 2009 Christmas Cards. I love (love!) sending out Christmas cards almost as much as I love receiving them!
Sending a bunch of Christmas cards is a perfect way to give your friends and family a review of your year. It's sometimes hard to keep in touch with everyone, and even when you do you can miss the details of everyone's lives. Your yearly card is a great way to catch everyone up (and to get caught up!) in all those fun moments from the past year. My friends and family may have known that my husband and I moved this year, but they may not know that we bought our first house! This is definitely a detail I love to share! :-)
Holiday cards are also a great way to share photos. The cards I love receiving the most are the ones that include photos. Whether they are cute posed shots that are taken every year, candid photos from throughout the year, or photos taken on a family vacation, they are meaningful and a great way to see how everyone has changed. Every year I see my cousins Christmas photos and think "wow, they are growing up!"
Now, where do you find such a meaningful card to send? You guys may have heard of Shutterfly before, but if you haven't you should know that I have ordered multiple items from them and have never been disappointed! Their prints, photobooks, cards, and other gift items are always great!
They have some really great designs this year for the holidays that you should definitely check out as well! Below are my top three Christmas photo cards, though, you should know that it was very hard to choose just three designs to show you! Definitely check out the rest of their designs on the Shutterfly website!
Counting the Days
I love the alternate colors in this card (not just green and red) and the three photos in a line. You could even use these spots like a photobooth strip to add a little something extra (see last year's card).
Top Ten Moments
I LOVE the idea of including meaningful text on your card. This design reminds me of Letterman's Top 10 List and is a great way to include an overview of your year. Whether you are including a letter with your card or not this definitely adds a lot of meaning!
Pretty Poinsettia Print
This card is actually 5"x5" square. I so love the idea of square, or any atypically sized card to make everything just a little more interesting. (You should know though, that square cards are considered 'irregular' by the Postal Service and cost a bit extra to send.) I personally think it's worth it since I love all things square!
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