It was not in the cards (er, wallet) for us to have a professional shoot but we wanted to sit in front of our new home and pose with the bulldog. I had my mom come by and take 90 pictures of us doing various things and could only find one that was socially acceptable/not completely skewed to send along.
For 2011 Christmas ideas, visit Karli at Dimpleprints, whom I found on [what else but] etsy.com. For a minimal fee, she arranged our photo in the background of my choice. Love her. I sent the file along to Walmart (you can print on your machine if fancy enough or send to your photo lab of choice) to print out. Easy peasy - that's the way *uh huh, uh huh* I like it!
Karli's fee: $13.95
Walmart charge for 40 photos: $41.95
(Ok, so I may have spent a little less using the holiday cards I scored at the after-Christmas sale last year, but this is sooooo much better.)Merry Christmas from The Housewives!