As the Christmas cards start pouring in, I feel the need to let everyone know that we are not sending one out this year. I don’t want anyone to feel like we are slighting them, because that is so not the case. It’s a funny story….
About 6 weeks ago, John and I got the boys dressed in cute clothes and set out to take our own picture. We usually have a photographer take our picture around the holidays but we are trying to save some money and this seemed a good place to cut. Ha. John and I put the boys in a chair in our living room and snapped no less than 200 pictures of the kids. Nate was bribed with food, and Mr. Jack is in a phase where his smile looks like he is in pain- we are working on that J.
In any case, after about an hour of this, we had had enough and figured we would have gotten at least a few pictures. I uploaded them to the computer and started looking through. Honestly? Nada. Seriously, out of 200, nothing. Still I was not deterred. We had one good picture of Nate and one good picture of Jack and I knew that heads can be swapped in this day and age. I found some software online and after about 2 hours of fiddling, I got the job done. I thought it looked great! I uploaded it to Tiny Prints, it didn’t give me any “warnings” about poor picture quality, so I ordered the cards.
Fast forward 3 days- I got a call from a very nice customer service representative stating that the picture was blurry and would not look good if printed. She wanted me to just “send another over.” OK, I still feel kinda bad about this- I started laughing and just could not stop. Like gulping snorting laughter. I said, “I’m sorry, but that’s really just not an option.” I explained to her what we went through in order to get this shot and she offered to refund our money immediately.
Because of this, I do not feel even slightly bad about posting our proof here. Consider this our Christmas card- we love you all and have a wonderful holiday!