Ordering Christmas Cards

Christmas Pictures – check!  Ordering Christmas Cards – almost!  Taking family pictures is my favorite, most stressful Christmas event every year!  Favorite, because my little babies are growing up way too fast and I totally want to be flooded by precious memories from this stage of life.  Stressful because despite how incredibly precious and sweet my babies are…they each have a mind of their own (which I’m grateful for most of the time)! We love meeting our friends at fun new locations for our family portraits.  This year we took our pictures at the oldest railroad trestle in Tarrant County.  This spot was a gem!  The boys had some amazing rock throwing competitions and the girls kept us laughing as they took turns being models for the camera.  There was LOTS of laughter…and a few tears (no, not from me this year) — I’m not mentioning names, but the last picture may give it away!  Wink!  When it was all said and done…I was all smiles!  This is by far my favorite Christmas gift each year! Our outfits were pretty much from Gap and Gap Kids.  And Little B and I’s accessories were from Forever 21 (including her cute bows…one for the necklace, one for her hair).   Option 1      Option 2     Option 3

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Facebook | Google + | Pinterest


  1. Rae says:

    I like them all, but I like option 3 best as the recipients get more pictures.

  2. I vote Option #3!

  3. kesha says:

    I like the Heartfelt Blessings Cards

  4. Sara says:

    I love Shutterfly and have used them for Christmas cards the past 3 years! Great giveaway!

  5. These are such beautiful pictures. I love all the outfits too. 🙂 Megan

  6. I love the 3rd one! so cute 🙂

  7. ColleenB. says:

    All great pictures but I also vote for option #3
    Alvarado,/ Lillian Tx.

  8. SusanHJ says:

    You leave us a difficult decision! I think I like #1 the best. They’re all fantastic pics!

  9. What a cute family!!! I love the setting for these photos. I’m a big train and train tracks and train bridges and train trestle fan. 🙂 Looks like everyone had a great time. And btw, I like option #2 far better than the others. The monogram on the first one covers up too much, and the third one has so much on it that it detracts from the simple beauty of the setting and your lovely family. IMHO, of course. 🙂

  10. ColleenB. says:

    Was going to ask; where are them train tracks located at? Sure is pretty back drop. My daughter (lives in Arlington)enjoyes taking pictures of different areas and know she would be interested in this location for taking pictures of her kiddos.

    • Hi Colleen. The closest cross streets are North St. and Vanworth St. Fun that your daughter isn’t too far away! She’ll have fun with this location! XO, Aimee

  11. carol jane says:

    I love #1.

  12. Kacie says:

    I love shutterfly!!!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    Love Shutterfly and I love option 3.

  14. I always order from shutterfly. I love how quick they are and the quality. I think all of your options are fantastic but I would have to say that I like option 2 the best. Good luck deciding!

  15. Pam Lapere says:

    I like the single family photo idea…easier for these tired old eyes to see!

  16. Hollis Miller says:

    LOVE the pics!!! railroad was such a great idea!! i have gotten my christmas cards from shutterfly the last couple years and love them!! would love to win them this year 😉

  17. Option 2 is lovely but I’m drawn to Option 3 because it gives more of a glimpse of each of the kids personalities. My only suggestion would be to swap out the busy backgrounds in Option 3 and change them to black so you focus on the photos and sentiments. Love the memories made during family photo shoots not to mention the great photo results.

  18. Kristina Frisk says:

    I LOVE all of them, but I LOVE LOVE option 3 – – I like that you get all the pictures in one card.

  19. I love them all but I like Option 2 the best!

  20. Erin says:

    i like Flourished Elegance Christmas Card

  21. Anne says:

    I like option 3 the best!

  22. Shauna @Satori Design for Living says:

    Tough to choose, but 3 catches my eye and is the most fun (and it seems like your family is pretty energetic)!

  23. Connie says:

    I like #2 for its simplicity.

  24. what a beautiful family you have 🙂

    i am voting for option 3 because it looks bright and merry!


  25. I like #1 best!

  26. Emily says:

    I like #2.

  27. Netty says:

    I like #3, the more pix the merrier (especially if your sending to family who hasn’t seen the kids in a while!)

    Would love to win 🙂

  28. Vanessa G P says:

    Option 3 is the most fun I think 😉 Plus…it’s nice to see more than one photo!

  29. janice muegge says:

    I love the third option

  30. I like them all, but I love the fun and color of number 3 – the other two are very classy, but don’t reflect your joyful spirit quite as well!

  31. Brenda says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like number 1. Simple but beautiful!

  32. Merri Jo says:

    What a beautiful family you have–your kiddos are adorable. What great photos! 🙂

  33. Margret says:

    I love option 3! It includes everyone’s personality! 🙂

  34. Stephanie says:

    They all look great, but I vote number 2. The words don’t cover the photo, and the photo is close enough to see details of each person.

  35. Sandy says:

    #3 definitely. Your children are so adorable.

  36. Marie says:

    I like #1.

  37. Diane says:

    Option #2. All are great though.

  38. I love the Home to Heart card! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Lynn says:

    Dang. I was going to skip the family pic this year (just wait til your cuties have college, jobs, cars, sports, college apps, etc and TRY to find time for a photo shoot!) butnnow your gorgeous family has inspired me!!!

    • Oh my gosh and it seems busy now! LOL! Thanks for the perspective! Good luck coordinating your family pics! XO, Aimee

  40. sarah says:

    I like the Greet The Season Christmas Card

  41. I agree, I like #3 since it has the most pictures!! So cute!!

  42. grace says:

    Oh my .. I like them all but I think my fave is #2, it’s a winner 🙂

  43. Sherrer says:

    I like option #3

  44. Amy K says:

    I like the 2nd. Thanks die the giveaway opportunity!

  45. Jenn says:

    Like no. 2

  46. Lisa S. says:

    I really like #3.

  47. trish T says:

    I like 2 because it doesn’t take away from the beautiful picture. 🙂

  48. Alex says:

    I like #3! It’s fun to see all the fun the kids had while taking the pics 🙂

  49. I like #2….adorable children and love your little girls outfit…precious family pic…enjoy your memories. They grow up quick. My one and only son turned 18 on Friday. Sob!!! Visit me sometimes over at my royal blog. Tiffany

  50. jj says:

    I love number one. First I thought 3 but love the simplicity of number one!

  51. Terry says:

    Option 2!

  52. Jenna P says:

    Option 2 – but all are cool =)

  53. Option 2 and 3 are my faves

  54. I like option #3. The pictures are so good and this option allows recipients to get a look at all of them! Cute kiddos! Hugs, Leena

  55. renee walters says:

    I vote for Option #3! I do love the photo of your daughter bent over laughing. It is darling!

  56. Tari Lawson says:

    I like the Dear Santa Claus Holiday Card.

  57. Brenda Payseure says:

    I love Option #2!

  58. Beautiful family on the inside and out! What a fun photo shoot location! Your pics are always adorable…must be the subjects in them! Have a great day!

  59. Betsy @ Anna Nimmity says:

    I like #2 the best. I like the “L” in #1, too. I think simple is best. Less is more.

  60. Kara says:

    I liked option 3, close second was option 2!

  61. Hannah says:

    My favorite is #3! What a beautiful family!

  62. Love the location and cute pictures of your family. Thanks for the opportunity.

  63. Denise S says:

    I like the Picture Tree cards.

  64. Samantha says:

    they are all pretty cute, but i like #3! 🙂

  65. TaraO says:

    I like option two–the design is simple, which allows your beautiful family to shine!

  66. beth shepherd says:


  67. Sue says:

    As a Mom who would plan vacations around train museums, would walk with my little guy ( now 35 and an Amtrak employee) to watch the trains go by and have a N scale in the basement for our grandson I appreciate your choice of site for these portraits. However, it looks like this is an active track,and SORRY,I have to say CAUTION for anyone replicating this. Not only for the potential danger, but also because you are trespassing on Railroad property and could be charged. Sorry to be a killjoy, just passing on a reality check.

  68. Lydia Wagner says:

    I really like #3 because it shows the different personalities of the B’s. I love love love the one of little B posing and laughing! Such a model! But was there another pic of you & stud? You are kind of off centered in that one in the corner. Totally knit-picky, though! Do you need my opinion on anything else? I am obviously offering it up!! 🙂 Haha!

  69. Lydia Wagner says:

    And P.S. I would use that prize in a heartbeat! I give photo books away to the grand mommies every year!

  70. Patricia says:

    option 1 is my favorite

  71. Theresa C says:

    I like Option #3 the best – I love seeing the kids’ personalities shine in their individual pics.

  72. i like option 2… it’s classic!

  73. Priscilla DeVizia says:

    Love option #3….it’s fun!! 🙂

  74. Erin says:

    I’m a fan of number 3…variety is the spice of life…

  75. Shelley D. says:

    I think that they all look great, but it is a toss up between 2 & 3.

  76. I like number two but they are all great!!

  77. Meritssy says:

    I would have to go with option #3. I came across your blog and I’m enjoying every bit of your stuff. Thanks so much for taking your time and sharing with us all the wonderful things. May God bless

  78. Meritssy says:


  79. Ellen Casper says:

    Number 2!

  80. Tarah says:

    I like the Happy Always Collage

  81. Courtney Hoffman says:


  82. Wow!! Whatta giveaway!! I am going with option #3 🙂
    Thanks for this awesome chance to win!

  83. Dwayne Berry says:

    Option 3

  84. Lynda says:

    Best of Wishes is my fave!

  85. jessica edwards says:

    heartfelt blessings

  86. Stephanie O says:

    I like #2!

  87. Tamar says:

    I like #3

  88. Terri Mc says:

    I would choose #3.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Kristy Thiel says:

    I love the Heartfelt blessings card. Thanks for hosting!

  90. Renee Gabbard says:

    Option #3 for sure!! Love the collage.

  91. Becky U says:

    I like option 3.

  92. SalBug says:

    I like option 3

  93. Kellie says:

    Love the outfits! Great photos. I’m torn between #2 and #3.

  94. lucas nelson says:

    option 3

  95. I love option #3 but #2 is a close 2nd. I love that all the personalities are displayed of the kids along with a family photo! So cute!

  96. Pam F says:

    I like number one for sure!!!!

  97. jackie says:

    what fun!! like them all but 3 lets you all shine

  98. sheila says:

    Definitely option 3! I love Shutterfly!

  99. jessica says:

    i love the third one. super cute outfits! we’re taking ours this weekend 🙂

  100. Ani says:

    I like Option 2, they’re all nice though.

  101. Melisa says:

    What a beautiful family you have!! I love Christmas card number three!

  102. Maryanne says:

    option #2

  103. Lawanna says:

    I like option 3 because it shows a variety of pictures of your family.

  104. Tara says:

    option 1

  105. liz l says:

    I like any of the puppy ones

  106. I love the pics! Especially with the train tracks and bridge. Really cute.

  107. Grey says:

    Number 1 is my vote–

  108. Tammy says:

    I vote for #3.

  109. Laurie says:


  110. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    I like Option 3

  111. Nice pictures! I did this same thing with my children about 15 years ago for Christmas card pictures. You brought back a lot of nice memories! Thank you!


  112. Adrienne says:

    Option 2

  113. Melanie Montgomery says:

    #2 is my favorite!

  114. I like the third one best. But I don’t think you can choose wrong!

  115. Melissa VandenBerg says:

    I like option #3

  116. Kelly says:

    No, votes from me. But please, please, please do not ever hang around the track ever again. It’s extremely careless thing to do. My husband works for the Norfolk southern and I know more stories of people being killed on the tracks than I care to admit.

    For the love of God, stay off next time and no more pictures. Actually, you can get into a lot of trouble the the federal for doing such thing like this. Look it up!

    Have a great day.

  117. Samantha Meyer says:

    I like option number 3

  118. Emmy says:

    Here is my order:

  119. Mary Cloud says:

    Option #3

  120. Erica C. says:

    Option 3!

  121. SHAYNA says:

    I LIKE THE Bubbles Of Snowflakes Holiday Card


  122. stony says:

    I like 3, you get more more pictures

  123. Kristy says:

    I like option 2 the best

  124. Whitney Lindeman says:

    I love option 3!

  125. Kathryn says:

    I like them all, but #3 is my pick. I have also used Shutterfly the last several years and have never been dissapointed!

  126. Carmen says:

    I like Option 3 because you get more pictures with it.

  127. Heartfelt Blessings
    Christmas Card

  128. Jenny says:

    I love it! Option three is my favorite

  129. jeanne conner says:

    Option #3 is fun…

  130. diane Baum says:

    Love the pics and single family idea

  131. Amy DeLong says:

    bubbles of snowflakes

  132. Debra Ford says:

    I love the Cheery In Plaid Holiday Card

  133. Michelle Mills says:


  134. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Love option 1

  135. Jill L says:

    I love the Joy To The World card.

  136. kathy pease says:

    i like option 3 🙂

  137. Cassandra M says:

    option 3

  138. Gloria says:

    My favorite card is the Now and Forever card!

  139. McKim says:

    I like option 2 best.

  140. Lyndsey P says:

    I vote for option 3!

  141. Angie says:

    The Bubbles of Snowflakes card would be perfect for our family!

  142. Betty C says:

    I like #3

  143. Gianna says:

    Banner Of Greetings Christmas Card.

  144. Amy A says:

    I love Shutterfly. I’ve been using them for multiple photo products over the years. I really like #3 best. Happy holidays!

  145. Lugene says:

    You know, even though your picture subjects are beautiful, you are putting a whole family in danger by trespassing on private railroad property. A train could have come along a any time. It takes a train traveling at 55 mph over a mile and a half to stop. Please visit this website, http://www.oli.org Operation Lifesaver and reconsider the next time you think about trespassing on private property.

  146. Your pictures turned out absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the fun train track background and the colors in your outfits are perfect for a fun fall shoot! My favorite card option was #2.

  147. You were featured today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

Speak Your Mind