Awhile back Tim and I did a photoshoot with Sydney Bliss Photography for our Christmas cards! I prefer to get mine done early because of all the holiday madness. Some people were a little shocked when I told them we had photos for Christmas cards when we did, but here is my take on it. You take them mid-October, and then it usually takes the photographer anywhere from 1-2 weeks to get you all the photos back and edited. Then you sit down and go through picking your favorites. At this point, its beginning of November and I’d say it takes me about a week to pick a favorite, and then try it out with different Christmas cards and change my mind 5 million times. I order them, and by the time I receive them its mid-November. There ya have it! You get them and right around Thanksgiving and by the time you stuff them, address and everything else you’re getting them out right on time. I’m crazy, I know. But hey, anything to get them done and out of my hair early–especially this year!
Since last year was our first married Christmas it was the first year we decided to send out Christmas cards. I ordered through Minted because they had the most styles I liked and also were doing a major sale! I did the same thing this year and am so happy I did. That’s another perk of getting them done early, is that a lot of online retailers have early bird special sales for Christmas card photos. It’s cool to see how last year was a wedding photo on our Christmas card, and this year its us with a big old baby bump. Can’t believe we’re going to have an almost one year old in our photos next year!
How many Christmas cards do you usually send out? When do you get your photos done?