Holiday Cards -- Holiday Preparations

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 "On the second day of November, my stress free holiday preparations had me order my holiday cards." Now I am one of those people who send their cards out right after Thanksgiving. I have friends who always comment on how mine is the first they receive. How do I do this? I order them early!! In fact I already have mine. We decided to use a picture from our trip to Santa's Village this past summer. In fact I had Hazel pose for the picture knowing it would be our Christmas card photo. Then Steve got a reward from his company where we could choose a prize and one of the things we picked was the gift card to buy our cards from Shutterfly.

If you do not have a picture yet, it is also good to know that most malls have Santa Claus arrive right after Halloween. Yes, you can take your child(ren) to see Santa and get the picture early with no lines and have the picture for cards!! Of course you also want your holiday clothes!! We always go to Gymboree Children's Clothing. This year Hazel picked the  Floral Duppioni Dress.
Floral Duppioni Dress

I love how unique it is. I was happy she didn't choose the Sequin Duppioni Dress since it is like the dress she has had the past couple of years. She always likes the red sparkly dresses! Don't get me wrong, I love the sequined red dresses, but it is nice to have a bit of change. Be sure to check out Gymboree Holiday Collection for the perfect outfits for your family!!

Now that we discussed outfits for the holiday photos, I am going to share some ideas for cards for you from Tiny Prints which is part of the Shutterfly family. They have some fun new holiday photo cards.
From modern ones like Slick Stripes,

Slick Stripes
  and the religious ones like Merry Highlights.

Merry Highlights
And of course there are the more traditional cards like Gingerbread Fun.

Gingerbread Fun
There are so many ideas that you need to check out if you want to do a photo card! Let me know what you pick out!! Tiny Prints also has personalized gifts. Check out these fun phone covers!! What pictures would you put on yours?
Tiny Prints

There are also this amazing collection of personalized gifts.
Tiny Prints
Aren't these some great ideas for those hard to buy for people on your list? I hope you will check them out!!