It feels like an adult thing to do, which might be why I can’t bring myself to join the ranks of responsible, organized folks who send out personalized cards each holiday season. It’s what responsible, married couples do, right? Except this year, I signed on to send cards to other lovely bees, which means I’ve actually got to get myself into gear.
Typically, I purchase holiday cards, and then place them in a drawer or box because I’ve run out of time to write them and tell myself “I’ll use them next year”. Riiight.
So I could pretend that I’m organized and purchase more generic holiday cards, only to let them collect dust. Or I could pretend that Nick and I can take a picture in front of the Capitol in celebration of our recent move, which I will never be organized enough to do. So I’ve landed on the idea of a printed photo card, which takes 80% of the work (plus mail merge labels). Maybe one day I’ll get to the level of writing a letter, but I think it’s best to ease in with the baby step of actually mailing a card. One year I wrote, addressed and stamped cards and STILL did not send them out. So, clearly I need to go slowly.
I thought I could use a photo from last year’s shoot with Muriel Silva (which, I have STILL yet to blog about). Here are the options I’ve narrowed it down to. There were so many great shots, but Nick and I are both awkward picture takers, and the best shots are either leaning a bit romantic for a holiday card, or have our eyes closed.
In an ideal world, I could use photos of our cats, but I know that really, we’re the only people interested in our cats. I love to get pictures of people’s pets, but I understand I’m not the norm.
Which photo would you choose, and what company do you use for online printing?