I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas Cards.
My thing is, I want them to look festive, but not too Christmasey. I know some of my relatives keep the photo from the card around well after the holiday's, so I tend to dress the kids in something simple, and put the emphasis on them, on their faces, so you can see how they've changed during the year.
But that doesn't mean I don't want a cool looking card. This is the one we used last year, from Shutterfly, which I chose after I spent I don't know how long looking at their cards. I remember playing with the fonts, the spacing, the wording, the layout, matte or glossy, until I finally just hit "place order." The arrived quicker than I thought they would, which was a nice surprise.
This year, I'm thinking about making a wall calendar, but for my cards, I already have in mind who I'm going to have in the picture (more on that later). Now it's just a matter of choosing which Christmas photo card. I know I'll drive Mike nuts saying "this one? or this one?" but I love it, it's all part of the fun.