Christmas cards are one of my favorite traditions of the holiday season– seeing growing families, hearing from loved ones, the exchange of good wishes. Watching them arrive in my mailbox each day only reminds me that I haven’t ordered our cards yet. You see, our photo shoot didn’t go exactly as planned this year. And by ‘planned’, I mean I planned it to the minute (we got them done before Thanksgiving!), the kids were actually super great during the 3 hour process, but the mall photographer blew it. Which you probably realized when I mentioned ‘the kids’ and ‘3 hour process’ in the same sentence. You should see the photos. They’re like a comedy reel.
You know you’re in trouble when this is one of the best photos from the shoot. OMG, Bee’s face! And the kitten! And they’re on a SLED! With his little belly showing!
BUT! I’m not freaking out. For the past few years I’ve worked with Pear Tree Greetings and found the most perfect holiday cards for my family. They make it super easy to personalize– from the colors to photos to fonts. I whipped up a few samples in just minutes, and as soon as we get a great photo I’m ordering! They have great turn-around time and they come out beautifully. Here’s a few of my favorites. Can you guess which one I’m planning to order this year?
Tri-Photo Frame— great for sending to relatives because it doubles as a frame.
Pretend Postcard– so vintage-y and cute, I love the faux post card idea.
Memorable Mittens— these can be hung from the Christmas tree; they are so dang CUTE.
There’s about a million more I love but those are a few favorites. Yup, I have mine picked out, personalized, and saved in my Pear Tree account just waiting for the perfect final photo. I ordered mine late last year as well, and they still arrived before the holidays. Plus there’s a sale there through Sunday, so you might save some bucks if you’re ordering right now too.
One last laugh:
^^^^ still one of the best pics from the photo shoot, gah! ^^^
Did you find one you loved? Can you guess which is my #1 choice? Stay tuned!