Guess what my friendly neighborhood UPS man brought today?
Our family Christmas cards! All 125 of them . . . whee!
Oh yeah, we totally GO THERE with all the Christmas cards and accoutrement. This is when we really walk the walk of our family motto of Go Big Or Go Home.
Thanks to the ever-lovely Shutterfly, I got them discounted and with free shipping. And this shout-out was not prompted or compensated by Shutterfly -- I just dig their site.
Plus, and this is a biggie in my book, I avoided the hassle and/or embarrassment of having to procure a photo with all four children that doesn't involve one of them trying to maim another.
Instead, I picked a nice little head shot of each child and created our card, all while sipping coffee and listening to some Advent tunes. It takes the stress out of HAVING to get that PERFECT family Christmas shot.
(And in my experience, when the stress is gone, that's when my kids all sit together like the Von Trapps, steeped in familial harmony. Fingers crossed this year, my friends!)
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a date with my favorite pens (there are three necessary for proper card signing and addressing). Oh be still, my office-supply addicted heart!