One of my favorite parts about getting ready for Christmas is doing our family Christmas card. I take the pictures of my kids, and I love planning their outfits, taking their photos and making the card. I love receiving everyone else's cards in the mail, so I pay great deal of attention to mine. In some ways, I view it as an opportunity to share some decent pictures of the kids with friends and family. They can keep it if they want or throw it out when the New Year rings in. This year, I lucked out and found some REALLY cute dresses at Strasburg that were 50% off the sale prcie - a sale that I have never seen there and as such I've never bought anything there. They did not have a matching shirt for my son, but we'll make it work. So, I'm just waiting for it to cool down to less than 100 degrees and for the mosquitoes to halt their nasty swarming and I'll be out taking their pictures. I thought I'd share a few links to great Christmas card sites that I've discovered, and hope that you will have fun designing your cards (or invitations, announcements, etc.).
Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:
Purple Stork - We used this company for our adoption announcement and both birth announcements. They were a pleasure to work with and the announcements were beautiful. We even got 8x10 copies and photo keychains of the announcements. I highly recommend them!
Mixbook - my sis-in-law designed 2 beautiful invitations from here and all products look amazing!
Vistaprint - Inexpensive and good quality. I've ordered may products from here and they have always been great!
Photo Affections - Cute stuff!
**I just noticed Purple Stork says they are on hiatus. I haven contacted them to see when they will return, so I will keep you posted as I learn more.**