Ho-ho-holidays are on the way! (REALLY??)

Earlier this week I complained to a friend that a local store already had Christmas decorations out.
Not a few, mind you, but a full-on-garland-covered-house-with-bows-and-jingle-bells.

And then I realized that HELLO?  I started doing my Christmas craft series before they put up the decorations.
What can I say?  I’m constantly contradicting myself.  Con-stant-ly.  Oh, well.

And then I went to another store and right next to the Halloween candy were Reece’s Cup Christmas Trees
(which, for the record, are the best and most perfectly ratio-ed holiday shaped Reece’s available).
I fussed to Marshall about the absurdity of Halloween not even being here before Christmas candy was put out…
and then I ate one.

See?  Just one contradiction after another.

And now, before I’ve even taken pictures of my kids all dolled up in their Halloween costumes,
I’m thinking about Christmas cards.
But you can thank Shutterfly for that!
I was excited (and pretty inspired) to get the ball rolling when I found out I could get 50 free holiday cards.
(If you have a blog, you may be eligible as well!  Click here for more info.)

Once upon a time, when Marshall was in med school and I spent most of my time at home watching TV or reading,
I made our Christmas cards by hand.

And then Carter came a long and I did those long skinny photo cards that a lot of folks use.

I’ve also done newsletters with a single photo stashed inside the envelope.

But then I discovered the joy of Shutterfly, and I haven’t looked back since.
They really have tons of great choices and fantastic prices!

So, a few days before Halloween I’m contradicting myself again and posting about Christmas…
I’m seriously hoping to get pictures done this weekend(now that Lydia’s face has almost completely cleared up).

I never show my picture until I’ve sent out my cards, but if my kids cooperate?
This could be the cutest picture EVAH.

And (hint, hint) this card would look perfect with it:

Although I’m seriously in love with this one:

And this one:

Aaaaand this one(Look at the inside!  Bonus!!):

Oh!  And this one(just in case I have to resort to getting separate pictures of each child!):

And if you still can’t find that perfect card, did you know that you can create your own?
The design junkie in me loves that you can design your own layout and have Shutterfly print it for you!

Just a note:  By writing this post about Shutterfly’s Holiday Cards, I received a coupon code for 50 free holiday cards.  But the opinions in this post are 100% mine and 100% true.  Great product + great prices = product I love and want to share with you!

3 Responses to Ho-ho-holidays are on the way! (REALLY??)
  1. Liz Sanders
    October 28, 2010 | 2:04 pm

    oh man I love the one that has the bonus on the inside. I would so do this on my blog, but I think I have less than 30 readers on a good blog day. 50 cards is a good incentive to try though! I”m really thinking about going with Shutterfly this year cause that’s where I got Bella’s birth announcements and I loved them!

    • domestic extraordinaire
      October 28, 2010 | 3:04 pm

      you should totally do it! You would be surprised how many more readers a person has than they think they do. And with that I am off to click on your name and read your blog!

  2. domestic extraordinaire
    October 28, 2010 | 3:03 pm

    I was thinking about a folded card, but I didn’t see any with multiple photos for the inside.
    Although I do think I am going with the first choice as I LOVE it SO much!