~my thoughts about life~

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...

Is it too early to start thinking about Christmas cards?  I would love to get an early jump on it!  The most difficult part for me is getting a good photo of my family.  I love receiving cards from friends that include pictures.  When I get a generic, boxed card on which someone has simply signed their name, I get disappointed.  There is nothing quite like a personalized Christmas card!  I have been using personalized cards ever since Son #1 was born, 12 years ago.  I doubt I'll ever stop.

Each year, I display all the cards I've received around the central door frame in my home.  That's how my mother did it so that's how I do it.  Then after Christmas, I pitch the generic cards.  I cut out all the photos from the other cards and make a collage on my refrigerator.  I enjoy looking at it all year long.  When Christmas is over the next year, I'll redo the fridge.  I love it!

I recently saw a promotion for TinyPrints.com.  They offer the exact kind of cards I like to send out.  I'm a simple, plain person and don't like a lot of hoopla on my card.  I want my family to be the main focus.  So this is probably the style I like best- it's called Simple Class.  Knowing me, I'll end up using a black and white picture on the front of my card.  I had the best card last year....LOVED it!

This promotion is for 50 free holiday cards if you blog about it.  So that's what I'm doing!  If you would like to participate, fill out this form.

If you're not interested in the promotion but want to browse their card styles, you can do that by clicking here.

I will post a mock up of my card if and when I get it done!!!


SassyModernMom said...

What a great idea! I alwyas leave my holiday cards to the last minute,..or don't get them done:)

Cory said...

I do just as you with the displaying of cards around a door frame. :) And I save the picture ones too. ;) Thank you for sharing this site with us. :)