Sunday, November 20, 2011

Don't you love getting real mail?

It's that time of year - Christmas Card Season.  I love opening up the mailbox and actually getting mail that doesn't consist of bills, circulars, or other random items that are just "business."  Maybe it's a side effect of having moved around a bit, but my heart just feels open wide to hear from friends in far away places.  I'm especially tickled to get photos of families - another opportunity to see how everyone has grown.

Crafting our own card can start pretty early.  As two of the most-photographed kids around, Daniel and Ethan are in stacks of pictures that I need to wade through.  Luckily we have companies like Tiny Prints that can make the design phase easy.  I prefer bold colors...  and I can never seem to pick just one photo.

Has anyone come up with ingenious ways to display the cards you receive for the holiday season?  Living in a condo, our space is at a premium.  Last year I resorted to attaching them to the spare door in our living room that we never use.  We enjoyed the expanding display so much that we left it up well into the New Year.  I may do the same this year as long as I can keep everything high enough to keep toddler paws in check.

I'm off to shuffle through our reams of kid photos.  If you too are on the lookout for a creative company to help you make your holiday cards this year, I recommend checking out Tiny Prints.

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