If you walk into Scott’s grandmother’s back door, it will land you in her kitchen. On your right will be two fridges and the second will have an entire row of our photo Christmas cards from the past, oh, six years. Anyone on our “Christmas card list” can trust that the Bennett’s will be sending out holiday cards. Even if it gets there on December 27th. Which I’m pretty sure has happened more than once.
On a side note, I don’t think I ever mentioned last year when my friend Dani and I were talking and she said, “Oh, by the way, did you send out your Christmas card?” I said yes, expecting some comment on the photo or layout and she said, “Yeah, I thought that was you because I got an envelope addressed to us with no return address and the envelope was empty. I figured it was you.” Yeah, that’s me.
So this year I’ve actually scheduled a photo session with PJ, who I went to Catalyst with. I might actually have a picture before December 24th to use on the card. And then it’s time to pick the almighty photo card layout.
I usually go for the modern slash boderline-cutsey card. I usually do one family picture in front of the Christmas tree. Because, you know, when I take it, it’s up already and too cold outside to do anything else. And most of the time it’s the longer, skinny envelope size—whatever that is called. However, I’m pretty psyched about some of the layouts that Shutterfly has this year.
I love this idea of the photo taking most of the real estate with only a hint of Christmas, especially knowing some family members display it year-round.
Our wedding invitations were square so I absolutely love these new 5×5 sizes. Isn’t the floral pattern SO CUTE?
But I LOVE that this one combines the 5×5 with the full real-estate photo:
I think one like that could be our winner this year! I can’t wait until our photos are in and I can put it all together…hopefully sometime before New Year’s this year!
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