Do you always get a bunch in the mail with these smiling, perfect, happy families? Husbands and wives and kids and dogs and stuff? Usually they are strategically placed in front of the fireplace, but sometimes a family picture from the beach is used. Everyone is wearing khakis and white shirts. You know what I mean.
Anyway, I get about 50 of these each year. And every year I go to Hallmark and buy my cards, and write these long drawn out stories about how lovely the year has been and blah, blah, blah. The idea of it makes my head hurt. I put it off as long as possible.
AND THEN...I realized something.
I may not have a husband or children or a picture of all of us on the beach, but by golly...I'VE GOT LOUIS! And he's going on the front of the Christmas card this year. And I'm not writing any notes. I'm just sticking that sucker in the envelope and mailing it :) And this has brought me so much CHRISTMAS CHEER I can not even begin to tell you!
Do you want to know something even more exciting? Shutterfly is going to help me do this.
Are you familiar with Shutterfly? I've had an account with them for ages. I order all of my prints from them, because quite frankly I'm too lazy to take my memory card down to the local Walgreens. I also made Louis' baby book on Shutterfly. It's super easy, inexpensive and the quality is excellent. Some people prefer SnapFish. Some people prefer Picasa. I prefer Shutterfly. And that's all that matters.
I also happened to receive the most GLORIOUS e-mail from Shutterfly. Do you know what it said? Gather round and I'll show you. It said:
Hello Bloggers! Receive 50 free Christmas cards from Shutterfly http://bit.ly/sfly2010
Yep. It's legit. I e-mailed them and told them that I wanted to do it. And they e-mailed me back and told me what to do. And now I'm gonna do it. You should too :)
So I went to their Christmas Card section, and I started perusing my options. Let me tell you. This was no easy task. Such cute stuff! Then I got distracted looking at their Christmas Party Invitations. SWOON. But I reeled myself in, and went back to looking at the Holiday Photo Cards.
I played around and put pictures into about 12 different cards. Then I called MK in to help me narrow it down to one. FAIL. We couldn't do it :( We settled on THREE. I'm going to show you the final contestants:
All very different cards, but all so very perfect!
I adore the first card because of the festive colors, the beautiful photo of Louis, and the fact that it says "Christmas" rather than "Holiday".
The second card is also a winner, because it has a photo of me. I actually prefer that the card just have Louis, but the family...you know...the family you haven't seen in 10 years? They probably wouldn't mind seeing what you look like these days. So this gives them a little of both.
The third card is just ADORABLE!! It is also the only one that opens. It's a regular greeting card type. I used Shutterfly's "soft touch" edit function to make Louis look even sweeter than normal. Don't you agree?
Le sigh. Which to choose? What do YOU think?
And don't forget to hop right over to Shutterfly using this link: http://bit.ly/sfly2010 to receive YOUR 50 free greeting cards.
Ho, ho, ho,