Our Christmas Card 2017

So this is it, our Christmas card 2017 . I always take a family portrait for our Christmas card to send out every year and this year we are partnering with Shutterfly to bring you our easy breezy and wonderful experience with them. First off, we took our family portrait right after Thanksgiving day so that it won’t be too cold to take photos outside. It was really nice that day and also theĀ  best time to take photos. I wanted to have the fall leaves and golden glow background to match our outfits. Speaking of outfits, i wanted our looks to coordinate, to look classic and timeless. It’s nice to be trendy for photos but when it comes to our annual family portrait i want to have that timeless and classic look. So i always stay away from too much prints and too many colors. I want one particular color to stand out but the rest have to look neutral. But really there is no rules on what to wear for family photos, it really depends on your personal preference and what concept and look you are going for. One of our family friends wore all plaid for their Christmas photos and they all look so cute. Now i’m thinking doing plaid next year. I have quite an obsession with plaids.

Shop our looks

When it comes to Christmas cards, i wanted to have that classic and elegant look as well. So i picked out a design that has a simple background that would make our photo stand out. The highlight of this Christmas card is the foil stamp, it truly gives the card an elegant touch and i’m loving it. It was so easy to create a Christmas card with Shutterfly. They have a lot of styles that you can choose from. Then you upload your photos to your chosen design, personalize the wordings and that’s it. After you finalized your design, you order it and then it will be delivered to you in a few days.

Aside from the Christmas card, i also ordered a customized frame for our family portrait. I was thinking of putting it by our foyer. As i was checking our portrait it made me realize of how far we’ve come along in our marriage, 11 years and 2 kids. It just seems like yesterday since the day we met, got married , got pregnant then bought our first home. The memories are still clear in my mind and the journey is amazing inspite of the ups and downs, because really no marriage is perfect that’s why it’s always important to work on it. I feel so blessed and grateful for this life and i’m always hoping for the best of our marriage and our family.

Thank you so much for reading and have a happy holidays!

* This post is sponsored by Shutterfly. As usual all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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  • Reply Marian

    The portrait and cards turned out lovely! Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2017 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Dani

    Super sweet cards and beautiful portraits!

    December 27, 2017 at 2:51 am
  • Reply Christina | From Under a Palm Tree

    This is so cute! I love the portraits and I love the card. Every year I say I’m going to do a family Christmas card but I never do. Maybe next now that I’m married.

    December 27, 2017 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Tamara Goyette

    Your family Christmas cards turned out beautifully. I’ve never thought of using Shutterfly before for cards!

    December 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    Beautiful pictures! I’ll have to persuade y husband to do it one year. We’re a bit old school and haven’t joined the photocard movement yet!

    December 27, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge

    April, you have such a beautiful family and what gorgeous photos! We did some really fun Christmas photos this year that I was so pleased with. Thanks so much for joining Ada’s Thursday Moda Link Up! Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.


    December 31, 2017 at 3:07 pm
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