10 November 2010

What a Card!

I think that maybe I only send out Christmas cards so that I get Christmas cards in return.  I measure my self-worth by the number of cards that we receive and display.  Sometimes I'll even print out Christmas cards from celebrities and pretend that we received them in the mail.  Like this one:

Ha.  Those are our cousins. 

Anyway, I've long been a fan of the photo Christmas card, even way back before they were super cool.  Tanya and I once knocked on the door of her cute neighbor, snapped a picture, and turned the picture into a Christmas card that we sent to all of our friends.  (Poor guy.) 

As I get older, I love the photo Christmas card for an entirely different reason: laziness.  Yes, friends, I am lazy.  I love that the photo card already has a message on it (perhaps even one I wrote myself?) and there's not enough room for me to feel obligated to write long messages that end up hurting my hand.

And lately the photo cards have gotten super cute!  Check out these spunky designs from Shutterfly.

I'd like one of each, please. 

And, shoot, you can even give awesome personalized gifts from Shutterfly.  Like picture mugs that just never go out of style.  Or a photo book, which is an impressive and thoughtful gift, especially for someone older who doesn't know about photo books!  Or other cool photo collage things.  But what I really want is a giant wall decal of a picture I've taken.  (Are you listening, Matt?  I want a giant cupcake to hang on our wall.)

Now I just have to convince Matt and Mitch to be cooperative for a Christmas card photo shoot so that we can order and get these awesome cards in the mail.  The Obamas will be VERY upset if they don't get our card this year.

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1 comment:

  1. I love to send and receive Christmas cards in the mail too. I get excited whenever I receive mail that is not a bill or junk mail. I think I send more Christmas cards than I receive. It seems to be a dying tradition.

    I have to confess though, the personalized cards don't usually do it for me. I'd rather have an artist's rendering of Christmas hanging on my wall than some second cousin's goofy face. However, if the family dog is included in the photo, I might let it slide. ;)



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