I know it’s only October and it seems sort of crazy to already be thinking about Christmas cards, but let me tell you—time flies and now really is the time to get the ball rolling if you want your cards to ship out in time.
As far as photos go, in years past Brian and I have just used ones we already had taken, like last year’s when we used the amazing photos our friend Jessica snapped of us in Hawaii. This year, however, all of the photos of us involve me having a massive baby bump, which isn’t really relevant anymore now that Jack is in the picture. We agreed we should have a family photo taken but sort of abhor the idea of a photo shoot with such a tiny baby to handle. Thus, we decided to make a photo day with some couple friends where we all take turns taking pictures of each others’ families. Easy peasy. And it costs nothing, so that’s a plus.
Design-wise, I always end up using Minted for everything—holiday cards, business cards, and even our birth announcements. Since I’m incredibly indecisive—especially without a photo yet—these are some of the many designs I’m thinking about picking for this year’s Christmas card—any favorites?
Do you send out photo Christmas cards? Or is it too much hassle?
P.S. If you have a lot to say (or a big family), these Booklette cards are a fun option!