I'm not quite sure how this happened (um, Missy???) but I've become a total nutcase these past few years when it comes to paper products. Invitations, thank you cards, and the most important of them all, the annual holiday card. I scour websites for hours looking for something that I haven't done before that strikes me as unique.
This year there was added stress because we hadn't done any recent portraits to use in the card once I found it. I took one good one of Joseph in the backyard (despite the giant tattoo Brent put on his hand that morning) but we never got around to getting a family picture.
I finally found a card I loved at Pear Tree Greetings. The option that used a single picture required a horizontal photo, wouldn't you know, so I wound up choosing this version instead and turning it into a mini "year-in-review" type card with multiple photos.
Even though I knew what the card looked like in the end I failed to anticipate how much extra work was involved in the process. Fold 4 edges, insert ribbon, tie bow, refold and tuck, stuff into envelope, repeat more than 100 times. But it was worth the effort as everyone got a special little package of their own from The Alton Boys!