Each year, instead of holiday cards, we send out Valentines. Getting a photo is always the hardest part, and even more challenging with two kids. We're learning new tricks each year. This year, we learned how to take a photo indoors since it was too cold to get both kids outside and smiling at the same time. And next year, I'll start a little earlier so I'm not getting all of the cards mailed out at the last minute--three weeks wasn't sufficient. Rick made a good point by saying that I'll have double the labor force next year since Iain will be old enough to color on the cards, lick the envelopes, and maybe even stick on a few stickers. It could be double the help, or double the chaos. We'll just have to wait and see.
Moral of the story: Give yourself triple the amount of time you think it will take to complete a project when you have kids, and have fun along the way.