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Thursday Thrifty Throwdown: Holiday Countdown! 14 Weeks To Go!

Posted by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Merry Thursday, folks. We are looking at 14 weeks and counting. How's it going? I know we are kind of preoccupied with Back to School stuff, packing those lunch boxes, getting backpacks stuffed, but we have holiday preparations to tackle too. Now, we can't bake those gingerbread cookies quite yet and it's hard to start wrapping the gifts, but there is one thing we can plan ahead for: that holiday card. In an ideal setting, we'd get them stamped, addressed and at the post office by mid November, but we all know that timetable has a mind of its own.

One thing you can do now is take that holiday family photo...maybe you will use one from your vacation or maybe you need a new picture of the family to print and send to the masses...either way, you can get on it now and check it off your to-do list.

If you have to take a new one, instead of the usual pose in front of the fireplace, how about one of these new fun ideas for your photo?

-- Play tourist. Head into your town and take a picture at a cool local spot. Here in NYC, we have a ton of options, but I like the off-beat, kitschy places like in front of the LOVE sculpture or on the subway.

-- Just play. Go to the local playground and pile onto the slide or get swinging. It's the perfect place to capture the family having fun.

-- Match it up. Many folks do a white button-down shirt and jeans uniform, which looks snazzy, but think beyond that. How about matching pajamas? You can re-use them, which is cool. The holiday ones can be pricey, so maybe red bottoms and white tops or a variety of plaids. Pile onto the bed and snap it there.

-- Top it off. An easy and super inexpensive way to make any photo card-worthy is to have everyone wear a Santa hat. Think about it...you can even put one on the dog.

Do you send a holiday card with a photo? What do you do? Where do you pose? Dare I ask you to share them here...please? 

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by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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jbyrd898
by Jessica on Aug. 30, 2012 at 7:43 AM

14 weeks yikes!

MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Aug. 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM

We don't really send Christmas cards.

cjsmom1
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 8:09 AM
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I normally don't send cards but I will send a few this year. Only because ds lost one of his upper front teeth and the other should be out soon. So I thought it would be fun to send out a photo card that says "all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth"
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michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM

We don't take photos to send with cards.

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 8:20 AM


Quoting jbyrd898:

14 weeks yikes!

AGREE!

mallowcup17
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:21 AM

wow 14 weeks! this year flew! we are thinking of doing a card this year still no idea what the theme will be lol

sukainah
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:23 AM

We don't send cards, but those are cute ideas for family photos.

ceciliam
by on Aug. 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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This was last years photo card.....it was only my 2nd year doing them.


Leelee1008
by Bronze Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Great idea but we do not send a photo card out. We send out regular ones and sometimes include our family pic in there. I get my christmas pics done the beginning of Nov so they are back in time for me to send out cards.

Leelee1008
by Bronze Member on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Very cute!

Quoting ceciliam:

This was last years photo card.....it was only my 2nd year doing them.



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