Saturday, November 6, 2010

In Search of The Perfect Christmas Card

Okay, so I admit, we just finished celebrating Halloween and we are still weeks away from Thanksgiving. But if you are a mom like me, you have already started thinking about your Christmas or Holiday cards. I have already spent hours pouring over the new Shutterfly holiday cards,, as well as going through my pictures of the last year hoping of finding a great one to use. There are a lot of great sites out there, but I love Shutterfly because all of my pictures are already stored there so I don't have to go hunting down the photos I might want and the quality is fantastic!

Thinking back to years past, trying to get all four of our boys together, including the 2 year old for a photo session strikes fear in my heart. First I have to find outfits that all work together without them looking like that annoying "Cloud" commercial with all the kids wearing those terrible matching plaid shirts. Then I have to find a place and come up with a pose. And after all of that planning, I still have to coax them into sitting together (and yes, your brother has to sit close enough to be touching you), smile at the same time and not add any "bunny fingers" to their brother's head. Which makes everyone laugh but me.

I have a couple friends who are pretty good photographers and I am contemplating going that route. But if all else fails, I will need to crop and edit until I can find a couple pics good enough for a collage card. So here are some of my favorites so far, let me know what you think. Also, I would love if you could share any funny stories or photos you might have in your quest for the perfect family. And one more thing, when you can't figure out what to give the relatives this year, any photo gift of the kids will be cherished....Happy Holidays!

Here are some of my favorites from the 2010 catalog:

 Great Holiday Gifts:

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