Well Pride Cometh before a fall. I am still missing tons of Cousin addresses. I have exactly 7 cards addressed and two written. Besides which the design and ordering of the card turned into a regular comedy of errors and online promotions.
Initially, I designed a photo card of a beautiful shot I took a few years ago of the Heeter House (our current abode) in the snow. Lovely. I saved the file and waited for a good Photo Card deal to get them printed. My sister said she did not want a picture of my house, she wanted a picture of us.
THEN I got 75 free prints from Shutterfly. Running out of time before my code expired and not having a plan in place and having taken NO cannon photos in Williamsburg this summer (FAIL!) and my inability to bring myself to place a holiday message over the tractor photo resulted in ordering 75 4x6's of Us on a Tractor with "Merry Christmas from Micah and Stasi 2011" stamped on the back. The plan being to purchase cards from Dollar General, insert photo and call it a day.
Turns out that cards from Dollar General Cards are still kind of pricey and still kind of ugly. But I had 75 copies of the tractor photo and a plan that was turning out to be not such a good idea.
THEN Vista print offered me 100 free postcards. What to do, what to do? I designed another card from a photo taken at Elizabeth's wedding and ordered the Postcards which those of you whose addresses I have will be receiving in the mail (if I ever get them addressed and written out. But I bought all the postcard stamps the Kossuth post office had today so I'm committed.)
THEN our recent trip to Boston resulted in a plethora of good shots of us with Cannons and random explosive devices and battleships. So I designed one more 2011 Christmas Card. Just for the heck of it.
And I still have no IDEA what I'm going to do with all those photos of us on a tractor. (let me know if you want one.) I'm thinking of wallpapering a room.
This is getting to be a trend. (Here's the card we didn't send in 2010)