So, what's a girl to do to relieve stress? I sat down on my computer and began playing with Shutterfly again and customizing my free Christmas cards. It was nice to tune out for a bit, and reflect back on the year. I spent the time going through my iPhoto and trying to find all of the albums that contain DH and I...you know, together...in the same city, same state, same country. :) This drastically reduces the amount of photos I have to choose from, which makes the decision process easier. Putting my card together didn't take long at all. I found six pictures and narrowed it down to three, edited them to make them sepia-toned to coordinate with the card, and voila! Curious about how it turned out?
|What do you think?|
The photo on the left is from my aunt's funeral. She was the aunt that inspired this card, with the pine boughs that remind me of those that decorated the mountain cabin she owned with my uncle. The picture in the center is from DH's homecoming. I love how genuinely happy you can tell we are in this photo. [Psst! It looks like I have JBF hair!] The photo on the right is on the balcony of our hotel room when we went to the marriage retreat in Myrtle Beach. DH was skeptical about whether he'd enjoy the trip or not, but we had a great time and rode out there on our bikes. It was the last vacation we had together, courtesy of the Army.
So, we'll see how they turn out when they arrive! I need to review the Christmas card list with DH and probably throw together a newsletter when I can find some cute paper to coordinate with our card.
What about you? What's your holiday tradition in terms of cards? Do you do them, or do you not bother? Have you started thinking about it, or do you throw it together at the last minute?