Monday, November 1, 2010

in search of the perfect Christmas card... (& giveaway)

**The giveaway is now closed & flesworthy is the winner!**

So, I know that Halloween has just ended and Thanksgiving is a few weeks away, but I can not stop thinking about the "perfect picture" for the annual Christmas card. I am always the first to complain about "Christmas creep" each year - I mean do we really need to be buying stocking stuffers along with our trick-or-treat candy?!? - but for some reason I can't get the thoughts of our Christmas cards out of my head! What is wrong with me?

Perhaps it's because until last year, we always just featured Punkin on our Christmas card - and how can you go wrong with such a cute kid?! But last year, we decided to have the three of us on the card... what were we thinking? Well, we weren't thinking much anyway, because the picture was not our finest moment. And so perhaps this is why I keep thinking about it... I want to make sure the picture we have is "refrigerator worthy" because I just found out a friend still has that terrible picture from last year on her fridge! (Or maybe we'll just go back to having only Punkin on the card... hmmm...)

Anyway, I've been looking around the ol' internet at different photo card websites, because it all starts with design, doesn't it?

Have you taken a look at Cards Direct? I just discovered their website and am oohing and ahhing over many of their styles.

They have pages and pages of Christmas Photo Cards. Here are a few of my favorites:

They also have a ton of non-photo Christmas Cards and cards for any Holiday.

And if you're not the card sending type for Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year's, they also have Birth Announcements, Moving Announcements, and on an on...

So, is anyone else out there thinking about their holiday cards yet? What if you had the chance to win $50 worth of cards? Now are you thinking about it?

Giveaway: $50 worth of Holiday Cards from Cards Direct.

How to enter:
Leave me a comment telling me what you normally send for holiday cards - do you include photos? Do you include the whole family or just kids (or pets)?

You can get additional entries into the giveaway by:
- following my blog.
- following me on twitter and tweeting about this giveaway. Make sure to include @punkinmama in your tweet.

Leave an additional comment for each additional thing you do.

I will pick a winner sometime Friday evening, November 5.

** Disclosure: I received two codes for $50 worth of product from Direct Cards through Global Influence Network for hosting this giveaway: one for myself and one for one of you. **


  1. I'll be the first to comment! I like to have a family photo for our Christmas cards. Sometimes our dog, Sadie, is included and sometimes not.
    Just depends on whether we went to a portrait studio or did our own shot! :)

  2. Oh yay! I would love this because we normally make a photo card ourselves which means I'm stressing come mid-December. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Last year we ended up having a picture of just the twins, but I normally like including the whole family.

    Great giveaway!

  4. We do photos, usually, though last season I did a video via email. :> It was so easy!

  5. I tweeted:!/goodgirlgonered/status/29510558099

    And I follow you! :>

  6. This is how lame I am...A few years ago I grabbed many boxes of Christmas cards marked way down in an after-Christmas sale. Yep, been using them ever since.

    Because getting all my children to sit still at the same time for a picture? That's a miracle I'm not counting on. ;)

  7. I follow your blog like a stalker. An occasionally late stalker, but it's the thought that counts, right?

  8. Well look at that...I follow you on Twitter, too. And I even tweeted it! LOL


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