I love photo Christmas cards. I hang them up on my fridge and admire them all year. (Well, until they are replaced with baby announcements as is the case with many of my friends.) So it's no surprise that I love planning photos for Christmas cards.
The first year Tim and I were married we sent out this picture on a photo card. We had spent at least 30 minutes trying to get the "perfect picture". None of them really turned out. This shot left us laughing and I know it amused a lot of people.
Our second year married I was pregnant. We sent out a card with these two pictures. I really did lament the lack of wine that holiday season. But, I was perfectly happy to let Tim do all the heavy lifting.
Last year we sent out a picture of Tillie using this layout from Shutterfly. One of her hands is a little blurry, but I got nothing but compliments on this card. This idea I had planned from the Christmas before she was born. I even bought the ceramic lights on clearance back then!
I've been thinking about what I want to do this year, but I haven't come up with anything definite yet. I have a few ideas, but some of them are weather contingent. And, getting Tillie to go along with my set plans can be kind of hard. What I do know is that Shutterfly will have a Christmas Card design to go with whatever shot I eventually capture. (They also have a selection of New Years cards if the 25th is too much of a deadline for you. ;) )
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