In the past, this is the point in the holiday planning where I would decide if I'm going to send out Christmas cards or not. I would debate on if I had time in our schedule to go look for cards at the store, fill them out, and would I still have time to get them out in the mail.
Since Grace was born, sending out Christmas cards has gotten much easier and I have Bear River Photo Greetings to thank!
It all started when I was checking out birth announcements on Etsy. I found the perfect one at an affordable price. This was my first time ordering photo cards and the owner of the shop, Angie, was really friendly and helpful.
Within 48 hours, our design was ready and the file was emailed back to me, all ready for me to have printed...at my convenience! I could order as little or as many copies as I needed at my favorite photo lab! At the time, I used a couple of online photo printing sites (such as Winkflash, Shutterfly, and Snapfish) but I also find that one-hour photo options (such as Walmart, Target or CVS) work well when in a pinch for time!
I knew right then, that I would be using Angie's shop for all of my future orders. I will admit that we didn't send out cards last year since I was unable to get a decent Christmas photo of Grace. She just wouldn't cooperate at all! But Angie did create a wonderful invitation for Grace's birthday that year!
This year, I was able to pair one of Angie's beautiful cards with the talents of my favorite local photographer for a really great holiday card. One that I'll share here closer to Christmas when I'm done sending them out to our family and friends!
So, if you are running behind schedule and are still in need of purchasing your Christmas cards, check out the holiday selection in Angie's Etsy Shop. Angie suggests placing your order by December 14th at the latest, to allow time to get your cards printed (at your favorite overnight or same day photo printer) and get them in the mail on time!
Also, I want to mention that 20% of all Bear River Photo Greetings sales will go to "Hands at Work in Africa", an organization that helps Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Africa. Please read Angie's Profile to find out more.