For me, it starts as soon as the turkey and green bean casserole are cleared from the Thanksgiving table. It is the magical kickoff to Christmas-The Writing of the Cards.
As a teenager I would pop my John Denver and The Muppets Christmas Together cassette into the boom box, grab a box of cards and start signing them for my mom. I loved rushing home from school on cold December days and being greeted by an overflowing mailbox of cards and letters. I read every last one of them-even from people I never met. I felt as if I was being given a glimpse into their lives.
My favorites were the photo cards. Back in the day, only an elite few sent photo cards. I think some people might have thought it a bit pretentious but I was awestruck by them. It required a photographer, a trip to a studio, special orders and outrageous prices. I wanted to send photo cards when I grew up.
Thanks to technology sending photo holiday cards is much easier and affordable. Circumstances prevented us from sending out cards last year and I was crushed. Devastated.
I am making up for it this year with fantastic cards from Shutterfly. And no more dashing to the post office on Christmas Eve to mail my cards. This year I am planning ahead. My favorites are the photo collage cards and I'm trying to narrow down my favorites.
Won't you help me decide?
|Simple and sweet|
|This would be great for capturing the highlights of the year.|
|Love how many photos this card features!|