Shutterfly is having a great giveaway for bloggers-- they are offering 50 free holiday cards in exchange for blogging about them. I've ordered my Christmas cards from Shutterfly for the past 4 or 5 years, and always been very happy with the choices they offer, the price and the quality. I also buy their photobooks a lot. I was on-the-ball enough to make actual scrapbooks for the kids' first years, but have used the photobooks every year since.
Here is one card that I'm considering this year, with this picture:
I also really like this one and this one, with these pictures added in:
I love sending photocards for the holidays, and I really enjoy receiving them from others. I prefer the flat cards to the folded ones, that way I don't have to write anything in them! I know that this makes it a lot less personal, but I don't think that I'd ever get them out before Christmas otherwise. And besides, I think that the pictures make them personal. My cards always tend to have black-and-white pictures, which I think makes them look a little special.
Be on the lookout for the Francis family Christmas card in your mailbox soon!