I wish I was talking about running a marathon, but it's the annual Layton Holiday Card that causes me stress every year.
It all started out ten years ago, when we decided to be funny and did this caricature. It was funny alright especially since I turned out looking twice the size as my boys.
Then we tried to be cute with our dog, but unless you look closely, you don't even notice our lab. And what is up with my hair?
...and represented Dallas sports in 2006.
Perhaps my most creative card was our Avatar Poem in 2007. This one got rave reviews!
In 2008, I thought it was would be a GREAT IDEA to do a pop-up card. I can't exactly show it here, but after spending nearly 40 hours on cutting, clueing and popping up our little elf family, I don't think I EVER want to see that card again. I received the most favorable response from this one, but I will NEVER do that again!
Last year, I decided to let someone do the work for us. I finally got smart and had a photographer take our family picture and I have decided from now on, this is the way to go!
I plan to use Shutterfly for making our creative holiday cards this year. I can upload my pictures and make really cool collages that look very professional as though I did a lot of work! They have really cool templates that help save time so I can spend it on more important things...like blogging or training for a marathon! Now, I just have to find time to take a family picture!
I'm a big fan of black and white photography and collages so I've narrowed my template choices down to these three designs. What do you think? I'm so glad pop-up is not an option!
Take the guess work out of your cards this season and try Shutterfly! As part of this post, I received 50 free holiday cards!
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