Here's an awesome little Calvin and Hobbes sequence that I think many people can relate to on this very subject:
I made our cards last year, but this year I went quick and simple and ordered cheap ones online. The photo of us is from last year, but we pretty much look the same (I'll attach our card at the end of this post). Besides, it's not how beautiful, clever, or cool the card is that matters. It's really not a competition ladies.
So just go with the flow and be adaptable...you might end up with something completely different from what you planned (as both Rachel and I did), but it may still be wonderful.
I hope your final Christmas and Holiday preparations are going well and that you have a season of peace and joy wherever you are.