oh man you guys, 'tis the season for Christmas cards, and ours just came in the mail! I love them to bits and I'm excited about sharing them here since I can't ask for y'all's addresses:) Firstly though, I can't wait to share a few favorites from our little family hike with my dear Tracy Layne (and a sneak peek of a wedding photo). We only had a little window to get them shot, and she squeezed us into a tiny little open crack in her busy holiday schedule with like two days notice, but even with pouring rain and exhausted kiddies, she made magic as usual. It feels so great to have official pictures all together for the first time really (besides the one on our road trip in our messy travel clothes). Love my little clan:)
And now on to the cards! Once we picked our favorite pictures it was an absolute no-brainer that I would create the cards using Shutterfly. The holidays are traditionally the time when we make an extra effort to connect with people that are the most important to us, and despite how busy life is, Shutterfly has always taken the headache out of making personalized gifts, which to me are the most meaningful. I've used them for every single Christmas card, baby announcement, picture calendar, poster print, and photo book for the last 8 years, but this year I decided to do something a little different. I ordered three different cards.haha
Can you believe how long and curly this girl's hair has gotten in the last several months? It really just snuck up on me, and I can't get over how fast she's growing as well. I've never had a baby this big(16 months) without a newborn to take care of too, and so each milestone she reaches is both hard and wonderful at the same time. And I mean look at these little goofballs in these next few shots. ♡♡♡
I can't get over how big all the kids look in these, and I'm so glad we just did sweaters and jeans and that I didn't stress over hair, instead of dealing with runs in pantyhose and lost ties, etc. We still had our fair share of rock throwing and hair pulling, etc, but to finally have pictures of my little clan altogether (where we're not in our messy travel clothes), and at least one smile from all five kids. So so worth it.
I was looking forward to the traditional family card of course, but then because we've had many friends ask for photos of Richard and I, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to order some newlywed/marriage announcement cards as well. I'm beyond happy with how they turned out, and I love having something to help our favorite people share in our exciting new chapter.
As usual, the colors and quality of the pictures are spot on, once you choose the layout it's really just a few clicks to drag in your photos and add names and other customizations, and delivery is fast and efficient. They also just about always have special offers on their site, which of course is always a bonus:) Feel free to ask any more questions that I didn't cover, but for today:
Ta-da! I still can't believe Tracy pulled out those pictures from that crazy windy day, let alone that I'm actually sending out our cards in the middle of November. Can I get a high-five? haha Now I'm gonna close my computer and go turn on some Frank Sinatra Christmas music while I fold laundry with the babies:) Welcome to the holidays my dears.
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