So I'm curious. Do you send Christmas cards? We do. Though I have done a couple of Christmas newsletters, when I did, I made sure to include a personal note, as well. Now the year M was born, she was hospitalized for two weeks due to a heart problem...that year we only sent out a Christmas photo card. (I did send out birth announcements before she was hospitalized.)
If you send out Christmas cards, do you make sure there is a return address? I hope so! Do you include a personal note? Do you include a photo or a photo card?
Who do you send cards to? Only to those you don't see? Everyone in your address book? Do you send to friends/family who do not send cards?
I struggle with Christmas cards, in case you can't tell by all my questions. I like the idea of letting folks know we care, as well as telling them what is new with us and celebrating the birth of Jesus with others...or letting them know why we celebrate Christmas even if they don't.
This year I made some of our cards...not all of them. I feel like a lot of people know that E had his seizure before his first birthday. I'm not so sure that everyone knows that M started preschool or that she has a speech disorder. So I did include some notes that discussed what's been happening. I seem to struggle with writing enough to keep it personal, yet keeping it short enough to hand-write all the cards. My goal is to keep it personal.
Are pre-printed address labels tacky? I've been using them for a few years, but tell me your thoughts!
Oh, I used Picasa to make a photo collage of the family last year and this. It's simple. I wrote about it. You can read about the affordable Christmas photos by clicking the link.
Please share your thoughts with me on how you do things...now I'm off to write some more Christmas cards!
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