It's THAT time of the year again. Yeah, you know what I am talking about. The time of the year that gets us nice and stressed out until the big day(s) come and we look back with reflection and think about how much we love what we do, why we do it and who we love. That's right, it's HOLIDAY season! Haha. Regardless of your beliefs, it's the season that rewards us for all the hard work we do. I don't mean the gifts but our lives. I am a little sentimental this year because I just learned a girl I knew from school recently passed away after being diagnosed with a rare lung disorder and she needed a double lung transplant but the lungs didn't come in time. And also recently, a friend of mine of mine since middle school days took his own life. I am not one to freely throw around the "I love yous" and so on, because I am a typical Capricorn but I am learning. It has taken me to my 30s to be comfortable with just telling my friends and family that I love them. Not "Love ya" but "I love YOU". Of course, with Emma it's easy, but I figured everybody else just knew. Okay, off the soapbox and on to my point. My siblings and I at Christmas time prefer to prepare a nice meal instead of exchanging gifts. I usually can't afford to buy for my family that is out of state but instead holiday photo cards are the way to go! Last year, Emma and I had photos done at JC Penneys but I am not sure I am going to foot the cost this year and have some taken by my sister or somebody with a nice camera with the beautiful Arizona background!
Who's going to make my Christmas cards? That's right, Shutterfly!!!!! Normally, I do postcard style cards but this year, it's going to be all about the folded cards and Shutterfly has such a great selection and I am so excited to save money and share our memories with my loved ones. I have never used Shutterfly before but I am extremely excited to this year!
disclaimer: Shutterfly has compensated me with free product in exchange for my post. This does not effect my ability to remain unbiased and my thoughts are always mine and mine alone!