It's that time again...

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but I'm already starting to shop for my annual holiday cards. When I moved to L.A. I started to use photo cards instead of traditional paper Christmas cards since it provided my family and friends on the other coast with an updated photo, it didn't require that I go to the store and with photo cards you're not as obligated to write a whole litany on them either.

Here are some holiday cards from Christmas past:

This year, besides having a photo of Raphael and I (maybe at Disneyland), I'm so going to be that girl and add a photo of my two cats dressed in holiday attire. Yes, I'm sure they will look miserable, but I'm so looking forward to it, lol.

These are the my three favorite holiday card designs from the new Shutterfly holiday collection:

The Mod Snowflakes, I love the colors!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is one of my favorite holiday songs so I was also drawn to this one:

And since I'm out in Cali I thought thees Peppermint Palms would be fitting too:

What do you think?

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  1. I like the Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas one!

  2. Hi Tara,

    Love love the beach photos for your Christmas photo card. My roomie April and I are going to hike up to the Hollywood sign (wearing pink santa hats) and send those out this year :)

  3. Alipalu- me too

    Cupcake, cute idea :) we might do ours at Disneyland

  4. i like the middle one. Forget the palm trees.


  5. I can't believe it'sNovember already - thanks for the xmas card reminder. Last week I went to Home Depot and all the xmas trees where up and decorated. Geez.


  6. I like Merry Little Christmas too! Last year I handmade all my cards but I don't have time this year.