Christmas Card

I’ve decided that Christmas photo cards are funny things. In fact, I have some mixed feelings about them. I love to receive them. I adore getting REAL mail in my mail box throughout the month of December. But with social medias so many friends and family are able to see pictures and hear news from us often enough. So it makes me feel a little bit funny about sending out Christmas cards. “Here, look at this picture of me AGAIN.”

As I read through my list of address, I had to stop and ponder who to send cards to. How many of these people really are interested in my family Christmas card? Some of the names are old acquaintances, some more recent. There are a few childhood friends, college friends, high school friends, old church friends, old work friends, where we use to live friends.

I had to ask myself, “If this person is just a long ago acquaintance, and I will probably never see them again, how long should I continue to send them a Christmas card?”

Have you had to ask yourself that question? What did you do. Stop or continue? I’d love to know.

Here is our card. It’s super simple but I think that is kinda of the trend this year. Less scrapbook-y looking. I decided to go with the Awesome hair picture. Hah, hah, hah. I feel bad that Leah looks kinda funny. Thanks for your votes. It was pretty much a tie. Jeremy helped make an executive decision. Also, my card design needed a vertical picture so hey, it is what it is. Kinda funny though if ya think about it.

CHRISTMAS CARD flickr

I know I’m SUPER late for this… but if you want you can download a little template to make a card like mine by clicking here.

Christmas card template

Before we had our family photo shoot I almost did a design like this one. I think it’s cute with a bunch of fun head shots. Download it by clicking here.

block card template

That’s it for now. I’m looking forward to our Christmas celebrations. I hope you are too.

2 comments on Christmas Card

  1. shuckclod
    December 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Manda, the card is beautiful! The baby is so big already. You can really see who they look like now. It is still hard to believe you have had 4 children. Have a wonderful holiday. I only send out 10 cards now.

  2. Inspiration Station
    December 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm (1 year ago)

    I loved your card. When I saw it, the first thing they came to mind was the song “Baby, it’s cold outside!” It made me smile. Merry Christmas!