Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Cards

Well, it is that time of year again.. time to order Christmas Cards. Except this year, it is even harder to get all five of us to look at the camera at the same time.

Here's a refresher on last year's choice, courtesy of Shutterfly:

That one is gonna be tough to beat. I know several folks that have kept it on their fridge all year long. But we'll give it the old college try.

The process of sending Christmas cards has gotten markedly easier over the past few years, with the advent of businesses such as Shutterfly and Snapfish. In fact, they even send you envelopes for the photo cards. I wish they would add a mail merge feature, where you could design a card and upload a contact list and the little buggers would be printed, stuffed, sealed, stamped and delivered. It seems like that would be a very popular turn-key service for folks as busy as we are.

We also have gotten into the habit of printing yearly photo calendars as gifts, which is remarkably easy to do once you have done it once, because you can recycle the previous year’s work. The hardest part is just finding the perfect picture of Aunt Hilda.

Shutterfly is running a great promotion right now, where you can win 50 free cards if you blog about there services. Wink.


Sara said...

Five of you? Do you have another announcement??

matilda said...

No. But I count Dean dog in the mix since he appeared on a couple of xmas cards as our surrogate child before Jack came along. I thought you guys were due for the next" announcement"... :-)