I went the quick route for our Christmas card this year and borrowed elements from a layer works template. How could I not?
Layer Works No. 143
Rejoice Paper Pack
Thanks for looking & Merry Christmas!!
edit: I love using our own signatures on cards. A number of years ago I had everyone sign their name and then made them into brushes. I update the signatures when needed (i.e. my youngest was around 11 when I first did this, he's almost 18 now).