The One with Planning Our 2011 Christmas Card


Thursday, December 8, 2011

This year will be our third Christmas card! They might go out a little late, but better late than never! Here's the pic from our last two Christmas cards:

Christmas 2009. Joey was our baby.
Picture taken by the amazing Kate Hawkley.
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Christmas 2010. Evans family of 3!
Picture taken by the one and only Amelia Lyon.
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Which brings us to Christmas 2011. No photo yet! Our photoshoot is on Saturday with the uber talented Megan Papworth. It's happening, rain or shine, with or without Chris (whose finals and patient schedule keep gettin' in the way!) I'm so excited about getting our pictures taken together as a family professionally. It's been over a year!

And then there's the matter of picking a Christmas card... Do I go the pre-made route? Here are some of my favorites from tinyprints.com:
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And another batch of my favorites from minted.com:
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Pre-made Christmas cards aren't super cheap. So do I design my own and get them printed at Costco? I could probably easily replicate or use any of these as inspiration... Or if I want to be really ambitious I could make Christmas cards from scratch using scrapbooking supplies... Those would be free cuz I already have all the supplies, but it would require lots of precious time. Lots to think over, so stay tuned!

28 comments

  1. Aw, I love seeing the evolution of your Christmas cards! This will be our first with our little girl :) I say print them at Costco. So cheap! I'm even cheaper and just going to email blast them out.

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  2. I had some of those on my wish list too! I've given myself a free pass on the Christmas card this year though. I need to take your example and hire a photographer for once! Can't wait to see yours!

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  3. I'm a little embarrassed to admit that we have never had a family photo taken!! And try as I might to get a photo of two kiddos for the Christmas card...no luck. So it ended up being 2 random photos that I made black and white!! Love all your choices!

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  4. Make it in PhotoShop and get it printed... then you only pay like $0.12 per photo! ;-)

    Or... make it in PhotoShop and get *postcards* printed from VistaPrint. SUPER cheap. Then you don't have to pay for a card or an envelope. ;-)

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  5. Costco. Especially if your paying a photographer to do the most important part.

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  6. :) with your skills
    i say make it yourself!
    you are very talented and
    your cards will be UNIQUE

    i can't wait to see this
    year's card because the
    previous ones are just too cute!



    xoxo
    ♥ melina
    www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

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  7. wow... love those photos :DDDD you making cards will be sooo wonderful....

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  8. nah. don't go the predesigned route... you are ubber talented... to talented to to that.

    i really can't wait to see what you come up with.


    and yes. i'll decorate your house if you will make some handmade love for mine. :)

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  9. I cant wait to see your photo you get taken this weekend!! I am making all my christmas cards this year (not many to give out though) and I have just taken pictures of Xavier to stick tuck inside the card for everyone. No way am I as organised as you!!

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  10. Oh Wow wpw wow! My heart melts witj warmness looking at these! Enjoy your photoshoot and enjoy your beautiful family;) thk u for your bloglove;)
    -jaz

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  11. I got lazy this year and just did the Walmart computer generated card and it came out great! the family was dissapointed it wasn't a handmade card, but I have SO many, to make it's cost a ton in supplies...I love your past cards, Fox is so cute, and your puppy!!! omg...adorable!! what kind of dog is he?

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  12. I think you should do a 3-D one like you fingers in the coffin...how about santa's beard in a jar or candy canes in the mouth of a snapping turtle! (I've been watchin Nightmare before Christmas!)

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  13. we haven't gotten our pictures taken either! Good luck with your choice, I'm TOTALLY in the same boat! :)

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  14. love baby joey and of course fox. premade costco cards is the the route i'm going, too much holiday happenings. btw- favicon post was awesome. you rock.

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  15. oh gosh, i can't wait to see how you top last year's picture. it's so crazy to see how little fox was. he looks like a totally different person!!
    xo TJ

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  16. aaaaaaah! thanks for the reminder about CostCo prints! We were not members for a while and recently went back and I had forgotten all about getting prints there!! Last year, when everything was marked down I bought a ton of those photo cards from target where you glue the 4x6 on lol. now just to TAKE the photo :)

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  17. Joey is SO tiny! Costco all the way :)

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  18. OHHH! I love seeing your cards from previous years--makes me want to send some out! I just never have time! I love the handmade cards...but again, time time time!!! Can't wait to see what you end up making:)

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  19. Seeing your Christmas cards change each year is so great!

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  20. we haven't taken Christmas pics yet either. i have been stalking the weather channel trying to find a nice day to take them outside. ha, good luck to me! finger crossed for tomorrow.

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  21. Dang. I love all of those christmas card options! I think i like the fifth one the best.

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  22. I remember when Joey was such a pest. I think Gypsy has taken over the job of being the pestiest dog on the planet.

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  23. Oh, your photos are just gorgeous! They so make me smile! And I know whatever you end up doing will be perfect!

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