We haven’t had family photos taken in a couple of years. I feel like I take so many candid shots and photos of the kids that it kind of makes up for it, but this year was different. A local photographer (who usually only does weddings and engagement photos) opened up for two weekends to do mini sessions for fall photos. I have always wanted her to take our photos, but knew she didn’t do families so I jumped on this opportunity within seconds of her posting it to her Facebook page and she didn’t disappoint. I am thrilled with the photos we received.
I was so motivated by all of this that I already put in our order for Christmas cards too! One thing checked off my long to-do list this month. I didn’t expect to receive them back so quickly, but less than a week after I ordered them they were in my hands.
I have always been impressed with my orders from Shutterfly. I ordered a simple 5×5 card with a rounded border, a photo on the front, and small thumbnail photo and message on the back.
Shutterfly offers a variety of borders paper options. You can choose from a flat card (like I did) or go for a folded, 3/4 folded, or trifold cards with space for a newsletter and lots of beautiful photos. Keep it simple with one photo or create a collage, it is up to you!
I also ordered coordinating stationary to go with them. The hardest part was deciding which ones to get!
I wish I could say that I was on the ball with everything else Christmas related this year, but I am not. Usually taking our own family picture (with a remote) and ordering cards is a nightmare. This was by far the easiest year we’ve had. Family photos and Christmas cards done in one swoop!
You can order your Perfectly Personal™ Holiday Cards by visiting Shutterfly. Be sure to check out their promo codes before you order, they have great deals, sometimes up to 50% off your order!
I received complimentary holiday cards and stationary this year in exchange for sharing them with you!