I really like Christmas cards. I love the artwork, seeing pictures of friends and family, getting something in the mail that’s not a bill.
Usually I’ve bought boxed cards, but been really overwhelmed by the thought of writing a personalized message in every card.
I think a nice compromise is a photo card. That’s the kind I like best. I love taping up my friends’ photo cards on the fridge so I can see their faces. It makes me happy.
This may not surprise you, but I’m kind of a card failure. I have a drawer of shame containing cards and Christmas photos I’ve never sent. It’s dusty in there.
Sometimes I think it would be funny to send out the nice photo we had taken ten years ago. The baby in that picture is almost as tall as me now.
Last year, a buddy sent out the current Christmas card and the one from the year before she hadn’t sent out. I thought it was a genius move.
This year I’m going to use Tiny Prints for my Christmas cards.
I first heard of Tiny Prints at the EVO blog conference I went to this summer In Utah. The Tiny Prints business cards I saw were beautifully designed and on rich, heavy cardstock. I was impressed with the high quality.
Since it’s impossible to get a photo of all four of my children smiling, at least the design and materials of our Christmas cards will be top quality. And probably put in the mail.
If you are in the market for Christmas cards (also cards for all other winter holidays), please check out Tiny Prints. If you are a “paper person” like me, you will appreciate the beauty of a nice piece of stationery.
I’m not terribly creative, but if you are a great photographer, check out the 3rd annual Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest.
You can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash, plus a $500 Tiny Prints gift certificate.
The photo categories are for Cutest Baby, Cutest Kid, Cutest Family, Cutest Couple, and Cutest Pet & Owner.
The entry period is now though November 15.
You can enter the Tiny Print Talent Search Contest via Facebook or on their website. For Official Rules, click here.
This sounds like a good contest for you people who are, you know, good at stuff.
As for me, I’ll just be happy to get my cards in the mail by New Year’s.
Or Valentine’s Day, at the latest.
Disclosure: Tiny Prints is giving me a promotional item as thanks for telling you about their beautiful cards, but all opinions are my own, as always.
I’ve got this on my very long list to do this year too.
Yeah, it’s on mine too.
I really, really like getting Christmas cards and I know my older family love getting a picture of the kids.
Jeff’s great-aunt scolded me when she saw me at Granpa’s funeral, because I haven’t sent out a Christmas newsy letter since I got on FB. I scolded her back and told her to friend me on FB and she’d have all the news she could handle.
Is it really weird to love your husband’s Great Aunt?
I think it’s hard for people over 60 or 70 to come to terms with how we do things.
My mother is a savvy 69, but isn’t on the Internet at all because she lives so far out in the country.
Her cousins are all on Facebook, though, so I “talk” to them as much as I talk to my mom.