Saturday, November 20, 2010

Less Than 40 days to Go!

It's that time of year again. Time to plan the Thanksgiving menu but at the same time, Christmas is creeping 'round the corner and we have to start thinking about decorations, and cards, and gifts. 
I'm fighting off my family at this point because they want to decorate NOW! I personally think that the evening of Thanksgiving is plenty early. 

One of the challenges with living overseas is that when we buy and mail Christmas cards we have to allow extra time for the cards to reach their destination. Since there isn't a good selection of cards out in our corner of the bush, mailing cards requires that much more forethought. 

Thankfully, this year I've discovered Shutterfly! I may be the last one in the world to discover their wonderful service but that wouldn't be anything new. JohnnyComeLately is a good name for me.

I like that you can order a card that benefits charity. Heifer International is a good one that provides farm animals to needy families. This card is cute--although too small for 17 children.

I'm leaning toward cards like this one that provide a large photo space. We're gonna need it!

I'm loving this one. I haven't decided if I want to do a sepia tone on the photo or leave it colorful. What would you do if you were photographing 17 kids at one time?

Shutterfly even has calendars. The neat thing is that they make them with 18 months as well. That means I could fit all the kids on there. Last year when we made a calendar we doubled the kids up on one or two months. Now we have even more kids!

This is the picture we took last year and sent out online placing just a Christmas frame around it. I'm excited that this year we'll get to send an actual card to those who have helped to make this home for children possible.

In exchange for writing this post I will receive 50 free cards from Shutterfly. This promotion is open to any and all bloggers.


  1. I did the Shutterfly post & got the cards already. They are stunning! Can't wait to see yours!

    Hugs & Love,

  2. Suweeeet! thanks for the post Amy!!


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