{food for thought}
Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. {1 Thessalonians 5:16-18}

Monday, December 13, 2010

For Christmas Comes But Once A Year!

And how I love that it's filled with cheer & cherished greetings sent dashing through the snow :)
For us this most beloved tradition started our first year of marriage, sending out a Christmas photo greeting card. It's a beautiful
way for us to share in our happenings for the year & for our loved ones who are not so close to see our smiling faces & how the boys have grown & grown.

Well this season my heart was truly saddened at the thought of not being able to send out our yearly greeting, as the Christmas budget
didn't exactly call for it! But I was willing & had made peace with the thought, then low & behold a dear friend blogged about a FABULOUS giveaway
that Shutterfly was holding, 50 free holiday cards just for blogging about their wonderful 2010 selection of holidays greetings
& so much more. Personally I haven't had many experiences with Shutterfly but I do have a close friend who has raved & raved about their quality
& perfect photo prints. And I can attest to the fact that her family holiday cards, as well as birthday invites for her little one
have been so beautifully displayed. Well back to our story at hand, I applied through their website & they promptly responded with detailed, yet oh so simple instructions. Only wish I could have shared in the secret earlier! So before I share in a few of my selections for holiday cards,
here are some of my personal favorites that they offer: picture-perfect photo necklaces, such a cute, fun, & functional accessory; photo mugs,
which are new to Shutterfly, are a great way to showcase a special image with a loved one; & wall calendars, great for sharing
in your year round fun as a family & display those favorite images of adventurous happenings! What ever service you choose, Shutterfly is sure to come through with quality images & perfect printing. Now on to some of our favorite selections for Christmas greetings!

Selection #1
{really loving the personalized feel of one single image
& slight embellishment of this greeting}

{love that this greeting holds multiple images,
lots of room for smiling faces Ü}

Who knows which one we'll pick but for now we're just so merry & bright about being afforded the opportunity to still share in our Christmas tradition!
And we just can't wait for our cherished family greeting to be sent dashing through the snow from our home to yours!

Much Love
Merry Christmas
       to all!