It’s getting harder to remember what life was like when it wasn’t easy to capture and share it with photos and even videos. We’re headed up to see my parents tomorrow for Thanksgiving and they have most of my early memories preserved on slides that go on the old carousel projectors. We used to have a Christmas tradition of viewing a few carousels worth of the family history every Christmas Eve after dinner and before bed.
While sharing photos on Facebook and photo sharing sites is great, what’s even better is having a tangible way to view the photos. Our girls are in a new school this year but in the old one, we regularly made “yearbooks” collectively as a class and the girls love to have “read” them as a bedtime treat.
Even though I think it is a tradition that is going to fade as people go “green” and “virtual,” I love receiving photo holiday cards–I used to decorate our front door with them as a way to share the joy of the season.
Recently, I became a host of a Shutterfly House Party. My party is Friday and will be full of family and friends and generate more beloved memories. As a House Party host, Shutterfly has provided me and my guests with coupons for 15 free cards and a free calendar each! I just adore Erin Condren’s designs and she has a partnership with Shutterfly so you can enjoy her designs at a more modest price point. (And if you want to indulge, her site is having its first 50% off sale on Black Friday for six hours–practice pads for the girls, here I come!!)
I just ordered New Year’s cards today with mine and I will have three extra coupons left after the party that I would love to share with you. The coupons cover everything except shipping and handling (about $6.50 for my 15 cards). To enter the giveaway, please comment below with your favorite holiday memory by Wednesday, November 30th.