Every year I look forward to the arrival of Christmas cards. Well, I do start to feel a little pressure once the first one comes. Can I get the perfect picture? Will I get them out in time? I love to send picture cards for Christmas and love to receive them. I hang them on a door in my kitchen as soon as they start arriving. At the end of January I take all the family pictures down and save them for my Christmas scrapbook. I have two pages every year of pictures from the cards. I can flip through the pages and look at growing families. There is something wonderful about the ease of ordering cards on the internet. I tell myself that I’m going to get them out early and then I am up at midnight one night working on then so that they will arrive on time. This year I’m setting a goal of getting the cards out by the first week in December. (We’ll see if that happens.) http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-cards Shutterfly makes this fantastic card. We had a wonderful year and I’d love to use lots of pictures of the kids. What a bonus I don’t have to find the perfect picture!!
Every year I send wall calendars to our grandparents. Last year I bought the Shutterfly calendar because of their great designs. http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars/wall-calendars They remind me of scrapbooks. I think I’m choosing the flower market design this year. It look so pretty.
Another thing I like to use Shutterfly for is their photo greeting cards. http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/folded-greeting-cards I can take a picture of the kids playing with a new toy or having fun at a party and then send the card directly to the recipient or host.
Do you send picture cards? Do you try to get the perfect picture?
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I was in a hurry to wrap a gift for my niece. We just came home from vacation and had leave for the party in an hour. (I was going to wrap the gift before vacation but I didn’t make it that far down on the to-do list.) I remembered that I bought a straw bag for her a few weeks before with the intention making cute flip-flops to go in it. The flop flops never worked out to my satisfaction so with a few weeks left of the summer I realized that I might as well give her the bag. I bought it at target for $2.50. It might have even been half-off. I quickly attached a flower with my hot glue gun. The gift fit perfectly and it made a pretty presentation.
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