It seems like everyone is one type of person or the other – die-hard card sender, or just “eh” – – I for one LOVE sending cards each year. It’s so so fun. This year I was able to review some cards from Tiny Prints, and they are awesome.
I mixed and matched and ended up getting a couple of different card types, and I want to tell you about them both. First up, the clear cards – wow kapow, these are amazing. Check this out:
It’s hard to tell, but they’re mega-thick and amazing. I knew they were clear, but I pictures a flimsy velum type of material. I was blown away when these came – they are a thick hard plastic. So fancy! Kind of like your picture is printed on a thin piece of plexiglass or something.
I wish I could give one to every one of you – – this is as close as I can get:
I get crazy-busy during the holiday season, but one thing I never cut off my to-do list is cards. I love getting them, love giving them. Love looking at yearly updates and holiday wishes from family and friends. Jump on the card bandwagon if you haven’t already.
Now, one more thing I want to address – – I think the biggest excuse to not getting a card done is “we don’t have a good family picture” – that’s no excuse! I actually do photography on the side and got swamped taking other people’s pictures so that I didn’t even fit in my own family photo session this year (or . But that’s totally okay (I’m a big fan of every-other-year family photos – no reason to do them every year unless you have kiddos under 3 years old – then do it cause they change a lot in those first few years). Anyways, you can still get a snapshot and use that – totally works. Set your camera on a timer, gather everyone, and take a quick pictures. Last year I took a picture of just the kiddos and used that. Any picture will work – it doesn’t have to be fancy. This year I just did a quick snapshot of us wrapped in lights. It’s not great, and that’s okay! Then since we had the lights out, my brother’s family took one too. No stress, no hassle – just snap a pic!
So, you’re assignment this weekend (if you haven’t already) – – snap a family pic, order some cards – you’ll get them by what, Wed/Thur? Then drop them in the mail Friday and everyone can receive your card Christmas Eve. Perfect.