Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas cards from shutterfly

Yesterday we had our family pictures taken for our Christmas cards. I know…its a little bit late, but our original plan didn’t work out because of weather conditions here in sunny California! Taking pictures always tugs at my heartstrings because Sophia & Ellie aren’t here to be in them. This year, though we had sweet Gigi, and focusing on her made it a little easier. Just trying to get her to look in the right direction took all our energy. But even though my mind was distracted, I still missed my girls. I thought of what it would be like seeing the two of them toddle around, trying to keep them away from all the unsafe things. Where would they have been positioned in the pictures this year? Would Hutch & I each need to hold one of them? That thought brings tears to my eyes because I so badly wish we could hold them. I wish they were here to be in our pictures.

Last year I included them in our cards. I used Shutterfly to design our cards and I was so pleased with them. You can view them by clicking here. I plan on including the girls again this year and thanks to Carly have the perfect way to do that. I can’t wait to get our images and out it all together. You can check out all of Shutterfly's Christmas Cards here. I have already picked some of my favorites. Here they are:

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I love the fun colors in these cards. The girls and I word pink so the first two will be a great match to us. The second two are so clean and classic. I love the flourish designs on them! Now I just have to decide!!

I recently used Shutterfly to make a photobook of Gigi's first few months. It is so stinkin' cute! You should also see all of their very unique gift selection. They have things like photo jewelry, ornaments, sticker...lots of fun stuff!! I also think I am going to have some Thank You cards made with the kids' picture to send out after Christmas. Too cute!!!

If you are a blogger you can get 50 Free Christmas Cards, click here for more information. If you don’t blog Shutterfly always has great discounts, right now they are offering 20% off!

7 comments:

  1. missing Ellie and Sophia with you, I can just imagine them bouncing around, bundles of mischief.

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  2. ((HUGS)) Can't wait to see them. We took one a few weeks ago and they had to be inside because of rain. I really wanted to take it outside! But it came out good and we haven't done one in years.

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  3. I feel the same way every time we get a family photo. I always think, but Pat's not here. I wonder when I will stop feeling that way. Lots of love to you. <3

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  4. Beautiful! And I know what you mean - it seems no family photo will ever be complete...

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  5. I used Shutterfly for our cards and they came out great! I love your cards you sent out last year.

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  6. We got our pictures taken not too long ago. I made sure to include Carleigh in a few of them.

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  7. I love your cards. This year we included Soph and Aiden by putting their teddy bears in the pictures. I am so sad to admit it, but I always let the fear that people will judge me stop me from including them the way I want. I feel pathetic :(

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