|Not the card, but it was a runner-up.|
I like picture-Christmas cards.
I can’t help it, I just do.
Some people think they’re pretentious and dumb. Not me. I love seeing how children grow. How cute pets are.
I like it.
That said, it’s time to order the 2011 Christmas card and it’s kind of exciting this year since the number of children in our family has doubled… to two. (Tee hee.) And I am ordering them tomorrow from Paper Culture
And… I’m getting 30% off with a friends and family discount. Interested? Read.On.
I love this company. They are eco-friendly and plant a tree with EVERY order and they have a mailing/addressing service that just charges you the cost of the stamp. (This is perfect when you live out of the country… or if you don’t have the time to stamp your own cards.) And, they have cool designs. And their paper weight/quality is fantastic.
We ordered Vivienne’s birth announcements from Paper Culture… and I loved them.
…and I got to meet the Paper Culture peeps when I went to BlogHer and they were just as cool in person as their website may lead you to believe. (Full Disclosure: No, I’m not getting paid or compensated for this post. I just like the product.)
SO, if you’re interested: get 30% off of anything in the store with this Friend & Family code: FF30HOL. It’s live at 12:01 a.m. PST on Wednesday 11/30 and will be valid until Friday 12/2. You’ve got two days, friends.
So I spent this past weekend attempting several “photo shoots” with the ladies. It was dificil.
Is one looking at the camera? Well, that means the other one isn’t.
Is one sitting still? Then that means the other one is running/crawling away.
Is one smiling? Then obviously the other one is crying.
Catch my drift?
And here are some outtakes.
|Vivienne wouldn’t put down the infant motrin.|
|Oh, I wish Lila’s eyes were open.|
|Crying on the left. Motrin in hand on the right.|
|Is that a choke-hold or a really, really strong hug?|
|This is what happens when you take the motrin away.|
|And this is what happens when you’re done with smiling for the camera.|
Stay tuned to see which photo I chose for the 2011 card.
The stars aligned and God smiled upon us and BOTH ladies are LOOKING AT THE CAMERA and kind of smiling.
May the force be with you as you attempt to capture magic this Christmas season.
Best of luck.