I've got 4 kids (12, 11, 9 & 4) and have been horrible getting cards out some years! But the last couple I've been good & I already have this year's cards ordered! After using several Sears & Penny's for pictures through the years, we now go to a local JC Penny's where I love the photographers! 2 years ago, we did some cute pics in front of a background with a tree & the one we used for the cards, they were opening a present. It was really cute how they were all sitting on the floor & leaning in to each other. Last year I had them all wear plaid shirts instead of Christmas outfits & we ended up using a snow-scene backdrop. The picture we used for our cards was 2 of the kids having a snowball fight while 2 were sleding. It was really cute & fun! This year for pics they wore flanel pjs from Old Navy & we used a tree background & white background. We got their 2-sided card that looks like a package to Santa. I like last year's picture better, but with 4 kids, you just never know how well (or if) they will coorperate!