So here is my short list for this year.
There is this tutorial I had bookmarked from last year at Weeds and Wildflowers.
Then I like this series from Joop Joop. I love the desaturated look a lot. Just wonder what 3 children would look like like this.
I think that this idea sure has some merrit for a Christmas card. Look at this post from I heart faces and think it is worth giving it a try.
Of course what you really need are some ideas on how to make that great Christmas photo and on Kayla la Moreauz's web site you can read just some ideas to get you started.
I would love more ideas so I am still browsing but in one week I will be getting that photo organised and shot with my little point and snap camera.