I'm trying to start. We have lots of family all over the country so I wanted to send out cards with a family photo this year. I found cute, cheap cards and I will take a family photo as soon as I can and order prints when I can get then either free or buy 25 get 25 free. I already bought DS an outfit to wear in the picture we will take. I am just waiting until we get moved into our new house and can set up our small Christmas tree to take the picture.
We don't do a card. I send out my DD's school pictures along with others I have printed out along with a fun letter about what we've been up to for close family. For friends and not so close family we do a fun, email update. I think having actual pictures is more fun than a Christmas themed card. Easier too! :)