My Unsolicited Tips for Holiday Cards:
- Please include yourself in photos. Your kids are adorable, but I'm friends with YOU and want to see your smiling face too!
- You don't have to have kids to send a photo card. We have a single cousin who sends photos from her travels each year that are just gorgeous, and several friends' cards feature cute pets. My mom even sent a card one year of herself posing with her attractive taxi driver during a trip Italy.
- Zoom in. All card-making sites let you do this. Almost all photos look better because of it.
- Max out at four photos. More than that and your faces are too small to admire.
- I totally recommend simplytoimpress.com. After exhaustive searching last year, I found them to have the most unique designs, best paper, and yet still be quite affordable. (unpaid plug!)
- Proofread/check your grammar. You probably do not need any apostrophes in your family's name (e.g. it's incorrect to say, "Happy Holidays from the Smith's.")
- Yes, people still love cards. Facebook photos are great, but getting mail--smiling at my friends' lovely faces, and hanging them up around my house--is a highlight of the season.