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I don’t know if it’s the thought of another year coming to an end, or just knowing that it’s almost time to send out Christmas cards, but fall is usually the time of year when good-intentioned moms frantically raid closets and stores for perfectly coordinating outfits (yes, even the boys have to wear outfits) and scout out beautiful-yet-original settings for the new family picture.

If you’ve already captured some smiles from all your loved ones, yay!  If you’re going the last minute route (like I did just last week) Shutterfly has some great tips on setting up a photo day and also snapping small moments that can mean more than having a whole group in a perfect pose.  

Our family photo day happened when we recently had a couple of clear afternoons, and I knew that if I wanted outdoor pictures, it had to be right away!  I got onto my favorite color inspiration site, Design Seeds, and loved this palette.  

Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest

Using some items we already owned and picking up just a couple more, I had everyone dress in gray, blue, plum and lime green.

We got one whole family shot that I was happy with and then there was this picture of the kids that I absolutely love!

Are you still looking to order some Christmas cards?  Or a photo book for Grandma’s gift?   Shutterfly is sponsoring a $50 giveaway to their site for one Crafting in the Rain reader.  Will it be you?

1–For your mandatory entry, tell me what you’d order from Shutterfly.

Remember when I also said I had NEWS?  Well, I finally got around to joining Twitter and setting up a Facebook page!  Care to join me at either place?  Earn some additional entries: (Be sure to leave a COMMENT for EACH entry)
2–Like my new Facebook page
3–Follow on Twitter
4–Follow on Pinterest

Contest will run until midnight on Dec 6, 2012 (pacific) and winner will be chosen via  Fine print: $50 off your order of $50 or more Offer expires 03/14/2013 (11:59 P.M. PST).  Offer is good for $50 off total order at  Order must total more than $50 before taxes and other charges in order for discount to apply.  Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address.  Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. 

And finally, I can’t end this post without giving a huge thank you to Shutterfly for sponsoring the awesome dinner I was able to attend this week with Kim from Today’s Creative Blog.  I had a lot of fun meeting some other local bloggers and learning how to retweet!

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