Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pictures of Christmas

Last year I did not send out Christmas cards. I couldn't get them together in time and honestly didn't think anyone would miss receiving a card from the us. After all, I had posted so many pictures of the kids on my family blog that I didn't think a formal holiday greeting was necessary.

Many of our dear friends and family members who rarely see us in person disagreed. Some were sad...some were angry...and they let me know it. This year I decided that sending out a few cards would be worthwhile because I now understand the joy it brings to many.

(Remember, I have a guilt-free reading policy on this blog, so if you have chosen not to send out Christmas cards, do not feel pressure to conform - *big smile*--however, if you are planning to send cards this year, keep reading because I have a special offer for you at the end of this post)

This is the card I will be sending:
Except that instead of Stacey and Kyle (or is that Chad and Lauren?) the featured photo will be this one:

(Hmmm, I wonder if Chad/Kyle was ever photographed with a bruised noggin, since he's a boy, my guess is yes.)

I designed my card at Studio DaySpring. Designing the card was fun and easy. Picking the template was also fun, but not at all easy...I mean really how can choosing one design out of myriad fabulous ones be a cake walk? I almost chose this design:

And I thought about this one too:

I could also post other beautiful and inspiring choices, but I don't want to spoil your fun. Oh and I have a special gift for you...Studio DaySpring is offering Becoming Me readers a coupon for 15% off purchases. Just be sure to place your order by December 7, 2009 and enter this code: CHILDREN15.

Here is the best part about purchasing photo Christmas cards from Studio DaySpring: 6% percent of the sales from each order is automatically sent to Compassion International. I love that!

I hope you are having a blessed start to the Christmas season.



Tracy said...

What beautiful cards and that picture is SO PRECIOUS! = ) Melt my heart! Thanks for sharing this info!

sara said...

love the card and the picture of your kiddos.

I wish I had known this before I ordered my cards because those are beautiful!!!

Genny said...

I JUST ordered our cards yesterday, but I wish I would've read this first! I love this, Angela. Your card will be beautiful and your kiddos are just precious.

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful....I just got ours the other day. Boy these are awesome cards I sure wish I had known about these before hand. Great messages on the cards. Cute picture of your two.

Vixbil said...

Gorgeous and I wish I had seen this for me...we don't have anything like this in the UK and it wouldn't be shipped in time now but I will be super organised for next year!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

I missed sending out cards last year, too. I will definitely check out the Daysprings site. Thanks! (the picture of your children is adorable!)

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