I say it every year, but this Christmas I really do intend to make things easier on myself. Part of that means not stressing myself out over trying to get family pictures together for our Christmas cards. (That’s going to have to wait until Spring.) So, I ordered a $5 “selfie stick” online (yes, I did) and threatened my family with dressing up for “real” family photos if they didn’t agree to participate—with a joyful attitude. They were joyful alright.
Ten minutes of screaming through our teeth and 386 iPhone pictures later, and we were all done!
I guess I could’ve made things really easy this year and skipped cards altogether, but it’s one my very favorite traditions. I ordered this year’s cards from Paper Culture. I felt like there was enough going on in our picture that I chose a really simple “Merry Christmas” design and was able to personalize the wording on the back (and add one of our “outtakes”).
If sending cards is on your to-do list, Paper Culture is offering 50% off all holiday cards today! They provided our cards this year, and I will tell you that they are awesome to work with. Great service—they even contacted me by phone before printing to go over some questions I had about the photo I ended up using. And, they are an eco-friendly company, in their printing process and planting a tree for every order.