I planned on designing Forest’s birth announcements. They were going to involve calligraphy and letterpress and were going to be our Christmas card. Then Forest arrived early and we did not really get any great pictures from his first few days- they were mostly on blackberry. And I realized I had sorely underestimated the amount of time and energy I would want to put into this endeavor. Then he had cradle cap and baby acne (see my motherhood blog for more info on that) so I did not want to take his announcement picture then. But finally, Sarah came over and took amazing pictures of Forest and I caved and decided to let shutterfly design them. My apologies for spoiling this for those of you who will receive one in the mail. But, thank you Shutterfly for making the whole process fun and extremely easy.