I know many people send digital Christmas cards, but I still love sending and receiving Christmas cards in the mail. It's one of our favorite family traditions, to put up and display all the Christmas cards we receive. Just a couple years ago we started taping them all to the front door, so we get to see our Christmas cards all month long. This picture below just makes me happy looking at all these wonderful people.
We usually take our family pictures in the fall so we have brand new family picture to include on our Christmas card. I've used various printing companies over the years to print our Christmas cards and I've usually designed the card myself and uploaded my design with the colors that match our photo.
This year I wanted to save some time and decided to check out the pre-made designs to see if they would look good with our photo. I used the website Minted.com and the whole process was smooth and very quick. I think it only took me about 10 minutes to create the card you see below and they had some really great pre-made designs to choose from.
Halloween is one of the favorite holidays in our house. The kids like it because they get to dress up, go trick-o-treating and eat tons of candy. Me? I love it because I get to SCARE the kids. I know, what a mean, insensitive mother I am. But it's hilarious. Well not so much for them as it is for me.
Again, insensitive, I know.
Some of the other fun things about this holiday are the decorations. We have an annual pumpkin carving and craft making day. This year I started a little bit early and decided to do an easier craft with my daughter. A cheesecloth ghost.
There were a couple of different websites for this but here is the one I originally got the information from Cheesecloth Ghost.