Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh What Fun!

And so, as quickly as it blew in, that blasted cold is nearly gone now, bringing back the much-missed senses of sight, sound, taste and smell.  All that remains is the cough I know I'll be living with for the next few weeks.  And a very sore nose.  I've been taking photos of all of the employees at work this week for our new photo ID badges, but one of the luxuries of being the person that's doing them is being able to put my own photo off until the very last minute, for the time when I may be having a better hair day, or a slightly less shiny nose.

And so!  A couple of quick math equations for you:

Shiny nose = Rudolf = Santa's sleigh = Christmas...

...and, Good hair day = Samantha (of course!)...

...and, Samantha + Christmas + Shutterfly = our wonderful annual Christmas cards

(Okay, none of that made any sense...)

With the Free 50 offer I got from Shutterfly last month for blogging about their holiday cards, I am thrilled to now unveil the finished product, now that I've sent out the majority of them (with just a few stragglers for those whose addresses I am still scraping together).  After 2 big-production failures attempts to get the perfect card photos, these festive beauties of the Princess were taken spur-of-the-moment, completely unplanned.

I think I learned a very valuable lesson that day.


13 comments:

The Annessa Family said...

These turned out so precious!

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

Anna Theurer said...

Your Christmas card turned out great!

Than4Keeps said...

Adorable! Happy Holidays :~)

Alicia Llanas said...

soooo cute!!!

Krista said...

The joy of the taking the pictures is a lovely thing called Photo editing. Love that. Of course Sammi needs no editing because she is so adorable!!! Great cards!

Rochelle said...

Love! That girl is a model!

CJ said...

Picture perfect!! She's just beautiful!

Michelle said...

Love the card!

Leah said...

That card is PERFECT! Oh little one, how I love you so!

Cindy said...

Great photos! She's such a doll.

Pallavi said...

It is awesome :)

Jenny said...

Love the Christmas card!! That first picture of Sammi is so adorable...As are the rest of course :)

Rob Monroe said...

Ours arrive on Tuesday! Woo hoo!

The picture I ended up with was on the second day of pictures and it was literally the last-shot for the heck of it shot. Glad I make her do those each time - seems to have been the case each of the last three years, and she's only four years old!