I really love the tradition of sending holiday cards to our friends and family – It’s so fun to see where we were each year, and have a record of the people we love as well. My husband and I both have large extended families that we don’t get to see very often – but the exchange of Christmas cards every year keeps everyone connected and informed, so we can right up again when we do see each other.
My young children love to see cards from people they know, but they also pore over cards from people they haven’t met yet, which sparks tons of questions: how did you met this person? Was I born yet when you were their friend? Is that really snow? (ha! Arizona kids) I think it’s so important to broaden my kids’ horizons and recognize the many walks of life outside our little home. Holiday cards make the relationships I have more meaningful, and they help my kids recognize how we are connected to other families around the country, and even around the world!
This year, I designed our cards with Shutterfly, and they are beautiful! There are so many card designs at Shutterfly – whether you like classic, nature-inspired, contemporary, or whimsical, there are TONS of options! I love that I can sort the cards by different factors like format, theme, style, color, and number of photos, depending on what I have each year. It makes it easy to find the perfect card for me, so that I don’t have to spend hours scrolling through options.