Christmas cards are one of my favorite things about Christmas. I love sending them and receiving them. I drive Russ crazy because I start in October and tend to have them ready to mail by Thanksgiving. A few years ago, we were doing Christmas portraits on Halloween weekend and this year I started even earlier - October 13th!
For Roxy's first Christmas, we sent out regular Christmas greeting cards with snapshots enclosed. Roxy had only been out of the NICU for a month and we weren't able to have her photos professionally taken. The year after, we did a family photo Christmas card. Last year, I used snapshots of Roxy (1 from each season) and included a Christmas letter so that out-of-town family would know what we'd been up to that year. This year, I ordered our photo cards from York Photo.
We generally send out about 60 Christmas cards. I have a rather large family and we include our friends. This year I am adding our pediatrician and my hair stylist to the mix. I was searching the internet wondering if I was missing anyone else and ran across several posts from people who do not send cards at all.
Do you send Christmas cards or a Christmas letter? Who do you include in your list? If you don't send cards, why not?