Picture perfect for the Holidays

Don't stress over holiday cards.

Q: I always feel like I'm frazzled when it comes to getting a family photo to send out for the holidays.  How can I make it less stressful for all of us?

A: Thanksgiving is a great time to get that picture perfect look for your holiday cards.  You're already dressed up and there are plenty of people around to take your picture.  I also suggest going through photos taken during the year- you may already have a solid picture waiting for you. 

If you get your picture cards developed early you can address them at a leisurely pace rather than in a mad rush the week of Christmas.   Save time and use address labels which can be printed off your home computer.  Depending on the age of your kids, you can recruit them to help you stuff, seal and label.  Put on some holiday music and make it a fun family event. 

Avoid getting overwhelmed this season and try something different... send a Happy New Year card!  After the holiday hype is over you may have more time and your card will be a welcome post for your recipients.

Getting Your Life in Order!

- S

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