Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Card Dilemma

So there have been tons of blog posts floating around the internet where you can win prints from Shutterfly or Tiny Prints. There are SOOO many cute ones to choose from!

Image Source: Shutterfly

Image Source: Tiny Prints
Unfortunately I haven't won any of these said contests, so I haven't been forced to actually purchase holiday cards.

For the last couple of years, The Hubs and I have done photo cards that we purchase at Costco. Here's a refresher from our holiday card last year!We had just gotten The Pup, so this was the opportunity to show him off. The year before, we used a wedding picture.

This year, I'm sorta at a loss of what to do. I'm not sure that our family really wants to see pictures of our lovely mugs again this year. If we had a child or were announcing a pregnancy, neither of which apply to us, it would be much easier to figure out what to do (as evidence of almost ALL of the example cards on the web). I've also always wanted to do a family news update, but since nothing of exceptional importance happened to us this year, I wouldn't have much to say. That seems to be something that more people do when they have children to brag about (and although Rusty is our child, there's not much to say there, except he's maybe just a little less mischievous than he was last year, sometimes!).

So right now, I'm just thinking of sending out some normal (aka boring) holiday cards, unless I get inspired or get some great ideas from one of you! So bring them on!!

What are you doing for your holiday cards this year (especially those of you sans children)? 

Do you send photo or traditional cards?


  1. I don't think we are going to do a holiday card this year (we have actually never mailed holiday cards) even though we now have the child to put on it. Its just too much work. You have to have everyone's address and write some update about how great your year was. And seriously who has a picture that looks as good as those examples anyway, ok maybe Sarah does! If you wanted to do a picture though my sister works with a guy who took a cheesy "serious" picture posed with his dog in holiday gear and sent it as his holiday card. I think it was his way of sort of making fun of the posed family pictures and making light of the fact that it was just him and his dog. I think we will take a self portrait (our favorite) and send it as an email, if we have time. Happy Holidays!

  2. Ahhh like you girl I would love to be announcing a pregnancy in this year's Christmas cards!! I've never done Xmas cards with a photo of us, but like you, will probably start doing that once we have a baby. For now I just find Christmas cards that have penguins on them since those are like our babies, ha! ;)