Is it just me or do the days seem to be flying by? I can hardly believe that it's time to start thinking about Christmas, but it's going to be here before you know it!
Just this past weekend, we got our pictures taken with one of the most amazing local photographers I know. I can't wait to see how they turn out! I do know for sure that one of them will be the photo we use for our Christmas cards.
I've just spent some time on Shutterfly's website getting excited about ordering the Christmas cards! There are some great ones available. Here are a few that I love!
I can tell it's going to be hard for me to choose! There are so many great choices from Shutterfly available.
I also love these folded greeting cards.
Getting the mail is one of my favorite things to do in the weeks before Christmas, but one of my biggest Christmas card pet peeves is getting a card in the mail that contains only a picture. No handwritten message, no family Christmas letter, just a picture. We call those the "I'm alive" Christmas cards around here, because really, that's all that picture tell you is that yep, they are still kickin'.
I love that the folded cards give you the chance to write your personal message to the recipient because in a facebook and twitter world, sometimes coming back to the simple things like a handwritten note is what it's all about.
One of the other things I like to do to end out my year is to make a photo book. I tried scrapbooking but gave it up when that third child came around. I just didn't have time anymore! Photo books give me a chance to take the most important pictures from the year off my computer and put them all into one easy to access place.
Shutterfly continues to amaze me with it's easy to use downloads and beautiful custom photo books. Just look at this one.
Wouldn't that make a beautiful book to store a year full of family memories in?
To help you jump start your holiday planning Shutterfly is giving 3 of my readers 25 FREE cards! You can use them for your holiday cards, for thank you cards or for your moving or birth announcement.
Here are the details.
You must be a follower of Holy Craft to enter
You can be entered up to three times
1) leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday tradition is
2) follow me on facebook
3) go to Shutterfly and tell me which card you would choose if you won
Leave a separate message for each entry. Three winners will be chosen on Saturday, October 29 and announced on Monday, October 31. Good luck!