My favorite part of the card is the back, though - last year I had the idea (after we already had Christmas cards in hand) to include a recap of our year via our tweets on Twitter. I used the website All My Tweets, copied my favorites into a word document in order to begin to sort through them, then picked the best ones to make into a Christmas "letter." The 5x7 stationary cards on Shutterfly have an option to do a 5x6 photo on the back of the card, so I worked with that space to make the letter (truth be told, I started off with a 5x7 size, then realized I had to cut it down to 5x6...grr). Since I'm a researcher, I am lucky enough to have both Adobe Illustrator, where I did my original work, and Photoshop, where I converted the file to a jpeg for uploading to Shutterfly. All in all, we've had good feedback about the "year in review," and I think we'll make it a priority to do one each year!
Mia and I spent most of last week home together as she didn't have daycare. Here are just a few shots of what we did to keep ourselves occupied:
We made cinnamon ornaments!
This is Mia saying, "It's an X!"
She really wanted to find a small Santa hat for Piglet, so we made sure to grab one at Target (one for a cat!).
I got an ipad for Christmas from the hubby, so here she is hijacking it - she is already in love with all of the great Disney Junior apps I installed on it!
Finally, here's a quick video of her pretending to take a bath - it was part of a new game that we got her for Christmas!