Interrupting my scheduled personal history posts….
My kids were flipping through their scrapbooks the other day comparing what they all looked like as babies. We came upon some of our old Christmas cards. Boy have my kids grown! It’s really easy to see when comparing cards from year to year.
I love sending and receiving Christmas cards! I enjoy reading what others have been doing, seeing how much children have grown in a year, and seeing the variety of cards. From the oldest generation (my grandparents age) we get beautiful cards with paintings depicting the Nativity on the front and a hand written message inside. Those of my parents generation send more ‘modern’ print cards with updates on all their children and grandchildren, some with photos some without. For my generation the trend leans towards photo cards. And, yes, I follow the trend. I tried to send out cards one year without pictures and I was chided by several grandmotherly women about not sending pictures!
Right now I’m hurriedly trying to decide which design of Christmas cards to get from Shutterfly to keep as close to my schedule as possible of having all Christmas shopping done by Nov. 1. (Looks like I’ll be a tad late!)
This Classic Red Square card has enough spots for a photo of each of my children.
I also like the bright colors of this one.
And this one.
What do you think? Do you send out Christmas cards? Do you include pictures?
One more project we are a tad behind on is our annual family calendar for Mr. Ferrero Rocher’s side. I put the three oldest in charge of it last year. They did such a great job they are in charge of it from now on. ☺ We’ve gotten our wall calendars made from Shutterfly in the past, but we’ve also used Snapfish and Winkflash too, depending on where we get the best deal. Ordering a dozen calendars can be pricey! It’s worth it though to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries for all ten siblings, 7 in-laws, and 38 (well 30 not counting my own) nieces and nephews.