Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Cards--re-do

Ok, so apparently my family and friends caught wind that I wasn't going to mail Christmas cards this year, and they revolted. They said, "WHAT? We're not going to get a photo card of your beautiful family to hang on our wall? How could you deprive us!? We just love your photo cards!"

So I have been forced to reconsider. My thought process of emailing cards was actually me finding the easy way out. The end result being: I wouldn't have to address cards, stuff envelopes and actually go to the post office to buy stamps. Am I really THAT lazy? No...I really do love doing cards, it's just been a crazy holiday season so far, and I wasn't sure I had the energy for one more thing! And when I think about it, it will be a great tradition to hang all of our holiday cards from years past up every year. Then we can remember all the wonderful Christmases past.

And then I remembered Shutterfly...and it struck me, I can totally find a card I like there, they have some pretty awesome Christmas photo cards to choose from. I have used Shutterfly in the past for calenders and holiday cards so what's to stop me this year? AAAAND, the icing on the cake? For a small fee Shutterfly will address, stamp and mail my cards for me! SCORE!

What do you think of our new Christmas card? Shutterfly is pretty awesome, huh?


This Fall photo was taken on a wonderful day, out on the trail with the kids, it was actually early October when it was taken. Right now all the leaves are gone, and there is snow on the ground which makes it feel more like Winter. Oh, how I miss those days of Fall.
Another installment for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

3rd Day of SITS-mas, I stole their idea ;)

Those SITS girls are having another awesome giveaway, and I liked their blog topic, so I totally copied it...well except for the giveaway, you'll have to go there if you want that!

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

To be happy and healthy

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?

We don't really have a morning tradition yet, our son has had one Christmas morning at home and the other at his aunt's house in NJ. Hopefully, now that we're staying home for Christmas, traditions can be established.

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

Chocolate, and no weight gain to go with it. Maybe even a chocolate fountain :)

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

We go to events like Village Christmas, and also by watching lots of Christmas movies!

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

We played Uno a lot as kids, and the game of Life

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

Decorating the day after/weekend after Thanksgiving

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?

A cabin in the mountains(a large one to fit all our extended family) Snow on the ground, roasting marshmallows in a fire pit outside, drinking hot cocoa