Monday, November 12, 2012

holiday cards 2012 AND a giveaway!

oh November - I was shocked when you appeared [out of nowhere] and now you're almost halfway over!?

It feels like yesterday that Sweet P was born and now she'll be SIX MONTHS on Friday!? You know what that means... yup, photoshoot! we're heading out to a local park to take P's six month photos as well as some family pictures for our holiday cards... that's right - holiday cards! This will be our third holiday card that we're sending out as a married couple and our first as parents so let's get real, I'm SO excited about pimping sweet p out. 

so I've done things a bit backwards - I picked out a few cards that I like and we're in the midst of "styling" ourselves to fit the bill - fun, casual outfits, a little fall/plaid/relaxed, not so traditional... so of course, I turned to Shutterfly (check out their special offers page for some great deals!)

here are a few of the Shutterfly Holiday Cards that I have my eye on....





which one is your fave?
what is your holiday card style? traditional? modern? 
any tips for getting babies to cooperate in family photo shoots 
[please send me happy baby vibes on saturday afternoon]?
do you want to come over and pick out my outfit and do my hair and makeup?
are you over all of these questions?

okay, here's your reward for reading all my jibber-jabber... 
Shutterfly has generously partnered with me to host a giveaway for forever88 readers!
what's in it for you?
 An extra $50 off your order of $50 or more 
(excluding tax and shipping & cannot be combined with any other promos) 
(expires 12/14/2012 – no extensions)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

good luck lovies, I'm off to attempt to find something for me and P to wear on Saturday - I got the hardest part done, DJ has picked out his outfit!

**This is a sponsored post, many thanks to Shutterfly.

12 comments:

Marty said...

Happy 6 months to your lil cutie! I think my favorite card the one that says "All things Wonderful." I really like the look that and the one above it have...modern, colorful, and fun.

Tips for the photo shoot...besides trying to make sure she has napped, eaten, etc. I have to confess I can't really think of any :( I have three kids--a 5 year old, 4 year old, and 2 year old. I'm not kidding when I say I'm happy if I even manage to get all three to look at the camera at once! A lot of our pics are often "fails" lol.

Sending happy-baby-awesome-photo vibes...I'm sure they'll be great, and as you mentioned, so meaningful because it is the first Christmas card with baby. Yay!

Alicia said...

I need to do a photo shoot with my 6 month old for cards too. This would help a lot!

Lauren721 said...

Yay!! Christmas cards..we are doing our family pictures next week for Christmas cards...I haven't decided which vibe we will go with this year! Good Luck with your baby cooperating..I have a 3 month old so I am keeping my fingers crossed also!

Lauren721 said...

Oh and I love the "oh what fun" design!

Jen said...

I am procrastinating our family photo shoot b/c I don't know what to wear or how to style the photos! I see all these cute ones of the models in the Christmas cards and I draw a blank! Good luck with yours this weekend. Sweet Penny is so adorable you won't need much luck for those photos. I love the "All of Our Love" style card. They really have great choices this year.

Audra said...

Happy 6 months Pen!! I am ordering our holiday cards soon - thanks for sharing you favorites, I may be stealing one! :)

melissa said...

I cannot believe Penny will be six months old already! Time flies!

Our holiday card pictures are scheduled for Saturday morning and I have no idea what we're wearing or even where we're taking them! eeek. I love the "Merry & Bright" card - so fun!

Jessica said...

I love the First card!!!

Joe + Tara said...

Good luck with the photo shoot. I know the pictures will be precious! I love the "all things wonderful" card. So cute!

Christina Coursey said...

I like the last card you posted. I think we are going to use our wedding photos!

Love, Chelsea said...

I love shutterfly! I use them every year!

Love, Chelsea said...

I love that second card you posted, mostly because the pics are so sunshiney!

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