If you are one of those overly ambitious people who have time to write an annual letter about all the wonderful blessings that your family has had over the last year to include with your Christmas card mailings, I applaud you. I'm doing good just to find time to make it to the post office to buy postage for our cards.
However, look what I found HERE at Shutterfly. These are called Holiday Story Cards. There are lots of beautiful designs to choose from and they are all big 5x7 cards. These Story Cards are special because they not only include one or more of your family pictures but they also let you customize the cards to tell your own story with highlights over the past year or whatever holiday greeting you would like to include.
My favorite Holiday Story Cards is the Top Ten Moments of 2010 card.
Isn't that adorable! It's a unique way to include your highlights for the year as well as family pictures. These are not your average Christmas card. And do you know what else I love? Shutterfly will actually stamp and mail any quantity of individual cards directly to my recipients so now I don't have to worry about that extra trip to the post office with two rowdy kids in tow!
If you want to go with a more simple Christmas card, then you can still choose from the traditional Christmas photo cards
You can also choose from their Religious Christmas cards.
But while I'm on their site, ordering my cards, I also plan to order some photo gifts. I particularly like their custom wall calendars.
Nicholas and Rachel will love looking at their own pictures each month on our family calendar. And I like that I can go ahead and have all of our birthdays, anniversaries, and special dates pre-printed on the calendar. We take so many picutures of our kids and they often just stay on the computer, never to be looked at again. I love that this calendar will help us to look at our family pictures all year long and hopefully keep us a little more organized at the same time.
Note: Shutterfly is providing me with free cards just for telling you about the Christmas cards I like the most. How cool is that?!