Sunday, November 21, 2010

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A few weeks ago I was reading how a fellow blogger was already getting their Christmas cards done. I mean it was right after Halloween! I knew with me being in Australia and 99% of everyone I know in America I needed to give myself 2 extra weeks to mail them all out and make sure they got to everyone in time. Now with the BIG MOVE looming, picking, writing and mailing seems like a huge task.

At first I was going to find Australia themed Christmas cards because seeing Santa BBQ’ing by the ocean looks hilarious-but they were like $3 for one card. So then I thought about the generic card/Christmas letter option, but with my blogs kind of being a daily diary I figured I would just be rambling on about the same stuff that everyone already knew. So with the Magnetic Island trip coming next week, I decided I am going to use all the batteries up on my camera and take pictures like crazy, and make personalized photo cards.

This is going to be super easy, because right now Shutterfly is doing a promotion with bloggers where if they post a blog about their Christmas card collection, Shutterfly will give them 50 free cards. Yep. This is a huge weight off my shoulders, because Christmas cards in my family are pretty much mandatory. Last year J and I did the personalized card route and had caricatures of ourselves and our two cats on the cover, and they were by far the best card I ever sent out. So I’m hoping to do some that are uniquely me (and J, of course), and the options are limitless!

Depending on the pictures that I take, I may go the single picture route:

Or continue the “Summer Christmas” tradition and do a photo collage:

Or condense all of 2010 into a Top 10 list…I like this idea…I love lists!

If you guys have some cards to do this year as well, Shutterfly has a thousand cards with a million customizations. The link to their blog promo for 50 free cards is at Go check it out!

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  1. Cards are something that we stopped mailing a few years ago but with what you just showed I will have to rethink our plans. I will check it out and see what we can come up with. Thanks\

  2. really are adorable. Here you are with the weight of the world on your shoulders in the form of moving across the globe soon and you're worried about Christmas cards. What a good heart you have. Hugs.

  3. I just never get around to posting cards. So slack. But this is a great idea.


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