It's hard to believe that it is already time to start ordering Christmas Cards! One of the biggest challenges for me in creating our personalized holiday cards is finding the perfect family photo. We spend two weeks at the beach each summer and my major goal while there is to capture a family photo that will grace our Christmas cards!
In my opinion, the beach is the perfect background for our yearly family photo! Each year we are able to refine our picture taking technique a little bit! For example, we have learned that we will get the best picture when the sun is going down. Also, we have learned that us girls MUST fix our hair in a way the wind won't blow it! We also coordinate our clothing by wearing just a couple of colors! Here are a few of my favorite family photos that have graced past Christmas cards:
For families that do create cards, they are often not happy with the picture they use but it is the best option. This year Shutterfly has some great suggestion for you this year!! To help meet your needs Shutterfly is planning “Family Photo Days” throughout November. Their objective is to generally drive inspiration around taking and creating a family photo early enough so you can get it into a fantastic online holiday card. We encourage you to check out this great resource today!