I like to have pics of my kids in the design of my cards, so I take family pics in front of my tree. I create cards on Walmart and add a few school pics in each envelope. My problem is getting them out at a decent time. I don't put my tree up until Thanksgiving weekend, and by that time I am so busy cards are one of the last things I do. In fact, last year I was so late that I just attached them to people's gifts with a candy cane! (Extended family members received theirs very late, probably after Christmas!) This year I am going to try to be more pro-active.
Either way, its really the thought that counts. My family appreciates these pic cards because it gives even extended family and friends a chance to see my 4 & 5 year olds grow. I always keep a card for my family album as well. I am bad about taking pictures on Christmas day so this kind of helps with that. (This year I vow to take pics- I want them to have a record of the Christmas memories!!)