Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Comes Earlier Every Year

Even though it isn't even Halloween yet, I confess that I've been thinking about Christmas cards, because it's a tricky thing, getting the Christmas card picture just right. I definitely tend towards the offbeat; last year's card had the kid riding a tractor and when she was two, she was throttling Elmo. Let's put it this way: I'm never going to be sending out a soft-focus commercial portrait (or even having that kind of picture taken in the first place).

The other day, I went through all the photos from our Canada trip, and showed one to my husband. "It's not very Christmas-y", he said. I pointed out that the girlie was wearing a green fleece hoodie and looks distinctly elfin; I don't think he bought it. I may have to keep looking.

In the meantime, I've been poking around at Shutterfly, looking at holiday cards and Christmas invitations and New Year’s cards because for the past five years, I've gotten my cards via Shutterfly. They're easy to work with, the cards are delivered in a snap, and there are lots of options.

I tend to go for a plain photo card like the "classic without edge", but a "gorgeous gift tag" on just the right picture could be perfect and stylish. Then again, I'm kind of loving the girlie in the sea in the "all wrapped up" card.



It's Christmas-y. Think I can talk my husband into it?



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10 comments:

slouchy said...

i like it!

YourFireAnt said...

....to say nothing of pointing up to the Ch'mas star in the East.

;-)

the queen said...

She is going to catch a cold if she gets her feet wet in December. I vote against!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love it--offbeat and adorable.

Rima said...

Can you Photoshop some tassels or a pair of wings up in there?

Lady M said...

I'm totally thinking about our Christmas card picture. The little one may be old enough to bribe to sit still this year . . .

Patois said...

Great choice for a card.

Now, if I only knew 50 people to whom to send cards.

Bibliomama said...

I usually just print a bunch of wallet-sized photos from throughout the year and distribute them randomly in the cards. We have done a few posed photos, usually taken by my sister or a neighbour, because otherwise we have no pictures of us all together. I like this one.

Gotta Knit! said...

so glad I am not the only person thinking and plotting Christmas Cards. When I mentioned to my husband I was doing this he looked at me like I was crazy.

Mayberry said...

I like it too!