The one part I definitely don't like is finding a suitable picture to use. Or having one taken. We started sending photo cards after we had Eva. For a while the photo part was easy. Our friend and photographer extraordinaire, Sullivan would take one for us. As much as I despise having my picture taken, I do like to have a nice family photo taken at least once a year. Since we've been in Luxembourg it has been difficult to get a quality one.
Ireland. Here we are at the Cliffs of Moher.
our visit to Burg Eltz. Nice crane in the background. Castles are almost always under construction.
As you may remember we went to Paris after Burg Eltz while my SIL and niece were visiting. I thought Paris would be a great place for a family photo. And, my SIL would be there to take some for us. She is sympathetic to my quest for a nice picture and didn't seem to mind taking loads until I thought we had one we could use.
Yay! We're all looking at the camera. I dulled the color a bit. We're all set. NOT!Little did I realize that my camera was set to take very small photos. All of them were too small for printing on a Christmas card (even the one from Ireland and the one from Germany!!) I searched for a card that required only a small photo, but even those didn't work.
After all that, I stuck the kids in the backyard on our snow day and snapped some portraits. So, 2010 is, once again, a picture of the just the girls. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but a touch disappointed it wasn't of all of us. I'll show it to you after they have all been delivered.
This year I ordered from Tiny Prints on a recommendation from a friend. It was brilliant! I had the majority of our cards mailed directly from Tiny Prints. This was great because sending a card to the U.S. from Luxembourg increased to over 1 euro in September. Since I was sending within the U.S. the postage was much less. Then I had 20 or so cards sent to me in Luxembourg for local peeps - shipping was only $5.00!!! Can you even believe that?
Do you send out Christmas cards? Love it or hate it?