Let’s Look – 12/9/20

Happy Wednesday! I am so excited for today’s post because I am a little nosy! I love the Let’s Look series because I am so curious about what other people are doing.

Linking up with Shay and Erika

So far this year, we’ve looked at our…
bedside tables,

winter wardrobes,

inside my purse,

Easter at our house,

my desk,

our school pictures,

and our holiday menus.

Today we are looking at our Christmas cards. I usually keep all the cards we get on our wall for a whole year in a Christmas card holder. Around Thanksgiving, I take down the cards and put them in a baggie to make room for new cards. I’ve always felt a little bit like a hoarder for doing this, but it was so fun to look through as I was grabbing our cards yesterday. I’ve seen suggestions to use the Christmas card as that person’s contact picture in your phone. That sounds neat, but it’s a lot of work! I think I’ll stick with my baggie method.

I’ve used a few different vendors for our Christmas cards. I first used Amazing Mail. It is a company that primarily sends business mailings, but we used them for our cards for three years.

2009 – Baby Jack
2010 – Toddler Jack
2011 – Baby Luke and Jack

Then we started using Cardstore.com. It was an online part of American Greetings. It was great because they sent all your cards for you, like Amazing Mail, but the picture quality wasn’t great. The website doesn’t exist anymore.

2012
2013

After those two mail order companies, I switched over to Shutterfly and Snapfish. Those two websites are made for pictures so the cards are clearer and better quality. But they are a lot more work because I had to address, stamp, and mail all the cards!

2015
This might be my all time favorite card! I love the card design, our outfits, and the beach. Looking at this card reminds me that I want to take beach pictures next year for our card.

This year, I decided to go with a different company. I am using Simply to Impress. I’ve seen a bunch of ads for them and when I was card shopping, they were a lot cheaper than Shutterfly and Snapfish. Our cards should be arriving at my house today so I am not going to share it. However, I do have a bunch of pictures from the photo shoot we did to share.

Our little town has fun festivals and decorates Main Street, just like a Hallmark movie. When I realized we didn’t have a good Christmas card picture, I texted our neighbor. Our neighbor, Sarah, is a college student and our babysitter. She is so sweet and great with the boys. She is also a talented photographer. We spent about 10 minutes taking pictures in this adorable pavilion. Sarah captured some real life, some real and fake laughing, and some great smiles!

I’m pretty sure Hallmark will be calling us as soon as they read this blog post!

You’ve probably noticed that I love it when Jack and Luke match. It’s easy to put together and I don’t have to find coordinating patterns or colors. It also makes it easier for me because I only have to figure out what Jeff and I are wearing. Once more, just for fun, because how cute are these boys??

Thanks for taking that walk down Christmas memory lane with me. I can’t wait to see what everyone’s cards look like this year! Have a great day full of sunshine and CHRISTMAS books!

6 thoughts on “Let’s Look – 12/9/20

  1. rawsonjl says:

    We had a Hallmark movie filmed in our town this year (well, the next town over like 10 minutes down the road). They filmed the holiday movie in the middle of summer! Love this walk down memory lane with you and also wanted to let you know I got my giveaway book in the mail today; I can’t wait to start reading it!!

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