Yep, I’m still old-school and send snail mail Christmas greeting cards. Thank you to Shutterfly for supplying these Christmas cards for our family this year. All opinions are my own.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed that I received the first Christmas card of the season the day after Thanksgiving. I posted an Instastory about it because I was so excited! Am I the only one who enjoys receiving Christmas cards? We tape them around our living room divider, and my husband made a tree a few years ago where I can clip on cards.
Our family sends a different family photo Christmas card each year, too. Eons ago, the photos were of my husband, me, and our dogs. Now they are of our family or of just the kids. If we have professional photos taken during the year, I will use those for the cards. Most of the time I take the photos myself. This year, we went with a true Christmas themed card, complete with Santa hats, a tree, and shiny foil on the card!
The postal carrier delivered that signature Shutterfly orange box earlier this week. Eek! Everyone rushed to the door and begged me to rip open the box. I held the box above my head to keep the kids from getting to them. We sat the box on the counter, opened the box, and pulled out the cards. The kids squealed with delight over seeing themselves with big grins while wearing the Santa hats.
I did one thing different with our cards this year. On the back of the card, I deliberately left a blank space so that I have room to write a handwritten note if I desire. Due to my husband’s ministry job, we send out a large number of Christmas cards, and sometimes I want to add a special note for the recipient. By leaving one of the text boxes blank when creating my card in Shutterfly, I left a small space for this if I need it.
Do you send Christmas cards each year?