nothing quite says “crazy” Christmas like…

by debi9kids on December 22, 2011

…sending a gazillion Christmas cards to the same people over, and over, and over again…
which is apparently what I have done.

I made and ordered my Christmas cards this year from Tiny Prints.
Clever me had seen this really cute photo idea on Pinterest (you know, my other crazy problem addiction love) and I just wanted to somehow turn itΒ  into a fabulous noone-would-ever-forget-it card…
(no chance of that happening!)

So, I searched all of my favorite card-making sites (Shutterfly, Tiny Prints, Vista Prints) and the only site with a decent choice with 9 open photo slots was Tiny Prints and I really was pleased with the finished result:

something has seriously gone amuck.

I filled out the forms for my cards to be sent directly from Tiny Prints to my friends and family, you know, to make my life “easier”.
Instead, something went wrong and some of my family members and friends have not gotten my cards at all while others have received 3 or more of the same card.

Why Tiny Prints? Why?
Thankfully, my friends and family members are taking it in stride and just laughing at me, calling me a “crazy stalker” or “slightly obsessed” for sending so many duplicates to them, but what really makes me want to cry is not knowing who didn’t receive a card at all.

You see, Christmas cards are my thing.
I have sent a special photo Christmas card with all of my children to all of my friends and family members since 1996 and the idea that someone I know won’t have our photo gracing their mantle, fridge, garland, what-have-you, makes me sort of want to puke a little.

Because, well, Christmas without the Bouffard card is like Christmas without Ralphie in his bunny suit… isn’t it????
(ok, maybe that’s just me πŸ˜‰ )
but, still.
I feel bad.

So, if you didn’t get your card from me.
You know why.
And please, let me know.
I will make sure you get it, even if it means it arrives in 2012 πŸ˜‰

Playing along with Photo Story & Best Shot hosted by Cecily and Lolli

ps I’m kind of a big deal today πŸ˜‰
I’m being featured on BlogHer for a post I wrote about Will πŸ™‚
Yea me and yea to raising awareness for Autism.

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Barbara Manatee December 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I got your card in the mail yesterday. LOVED it! I saw your rant on FB about Tiny Prints sending them to you first…but then saw someone's comment that they got theirs that day…so I wondered if somehow BOTH happened. Hope it all gets straightened out!!


debi9kids December 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

you and me both. sheesh!


Mama D's Dozen December 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Oh my! So sad! I, too, would be very frustrated. I have sent a family newsletter and special family picture to all of our friends and family since 1984. I can't imagine such a mix-up.

Fun card!



Cecily R December 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm

The card is AWESOME. What a perfect idea for your family!!

I didn't even do cards this year…so sending one (or three) out at all means you're miles ahead of me. πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas my friend!!


Dina @ 4 Lettre Word December 23, 2011 at 1:49 am

I love photo cards, too, Debi. And, that one is really adorable!

Sure hope y'all have a fantastic Christmas!


SarahinSC December 23, 2011 at 3:54 am

Great card! I bet people look forward to getting your cards every year! Thanks so much for linking up to Project Pinterest!



Teri M December 23, 2011 at 6:16 am

It's wonderful – LOVE IT! Sorry about your bad mailing experience though – what a bummer!


Cindy December 24, 2011 at 10:25 pm

that is really not cool! The card is great though.


Krystyn December 31, 2011 at 4:12 pm

That sure is a super cute card and idea!

(And, please tell me you called and complained and they straightened it out!)


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