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It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas . . .

Thanksgiving is over, Advent starts in two days.  And, although our Christmas tree will not go up for a little yet, I am starting my Christmas prep.  The main thing I am thinking about right  now . . . Christmas Cards.  Over the years we have changed from standard Christmas card, to a Christmas card with a Christmas letter, to a card with a letter and a photo, and now I just send A Christmas photo card.  They are beautiful and easy. I love the fact that friends and family that live across the country can see how much the boys have grown over the year.

And this year, thanks to Shutterfly I have so many Christmas photos cards and Holiday photo cards to chose from.   Here are some of my favorites:


I love this one because it combines a Christmas letter and a photo card!!





But, I will not tell you which one I have chosen for our card this year.  You will just have to wait for your mail!

I love Shutterfly too for Christmas gifts (Grandma and Grandpa P, you can stop reading now!).  My favorite gift to give is a customized photo calendar.  I have given these for the past 3 years now, and they are always a hit.  And since I am not creative, at all, and do not scrapbook, I create a photo book for our own family every year.  It is our family yearbook!

A huge thank you to Shutterfly for offering Bloggers 50 free cards!

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  1. Someone...ahem...may have already picked the O Holy Night card. Just so you know :) And the code does work...I have mine all ordered :)

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