This year's Christmas card was an argument with myself. I wanted to send proper cards like I used to in England, but then I do so love sending photos with each card and a photo card is such a nice easy way to do that.
I ended up doing a little of both. For my family and friends in England I used cards that you actually put a photograph in. So you still get the photo but there's also a card to open and write a message inside. There were a lot more work than I had thought about and so for everyone over here I decided to do a snapfish special again.
Last year, after ordering cards, I found a style that I really loved. Thankfully I remembered that this year and used it when designing this years card: 12 months with Toby.
It's the last year of just us and Toby, so I guess it's the best time to do something like this. Two kids would make for very small faces on this kind of card. I also used the premise of 12 pictures to send my first Christmas letter giving a run down of Toby's year, each month in just a sentence of two. A few highlights, though not necessarily corresponding to the picture.
Again, I couldn't bring myself to get free cards by blogging about Shutterfly when Snapfish is my go to photo center. I had an excellent coupon code so they were even cheaper than last year. If I can go the expense, I'd use stationary stock next year instead of photo paper. We have received several this year on the stationary card and it's really wonderful.
I'm hoping someone has a photo link up party this year because I'd really love to see everyone else's cards. I need a whole new scrapbook just for the ones we receive from friends!