November 23, 2016

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year....

Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone! It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Tomorrow we will get together with family and no doubt eat way too much before the shopping frenzy begins on Black Friday. For me, the shopping has already began as I like to start early. Another thing I like to do early? Get my Christmas card ready so I can send them out the Monday after Thanksgiving! 

Every year I look forward to Christmas cards. Not just making our own, but receiving cards from all my fiends and family as well. In my home we display all of the cards we receive and I love looking at them everyday, they become part of our holiday decor. This year, unlike years past, I had professional photos taken of my family. We ended up with about 120 pictures and I am in love with them all. I actually got the digital copies of these two days before I designed this years Christmas card, so it made the process of choosing the right card that much more fun. 

When it comes to making my holiday cards, I choose Tiny Prints. The process is so fun and also very easy to navigate through and save your work as drafts as you go. You can customize every step from he shape of the card-stock, to the lining of the envelope, to how many (or few) photos you want to add. Heck, you can even pick more photos or a fun print like polka dots or stripes for the backside of the cards as well. The customizability options are truly endless. When I made last year's card, I knew I wanted to go with red tones. This year I wanted to try a color scheme. Here are the four cards I designed before I picked this years card:

Option one:

I thought this one was super cute. I absolutely love the print on the back of the card, but decided this was not going to be "the one".  

Option two:

I love the snowflakes! This one is short, sweet, to the point, and not to mention beautiful. I love the round edges and simplicity. OK, we have a new front runner folks. I quickly saved this one to my drafts and moved onto the next option.

 Option three:

Every year we receive cards like this one, but we have never sent out a card like this one. I wanted to at least try it out since we had so many wonderful photos from our photo shoot this year. This style card folds twice (kind-of accordion like) giving front and back views of family shots. I loved the idea of this card, but again not "the one". 

 Option four:

And we have our winner people! I love the gold and black. In all of my family Christmas cards that I have ever sent out we have never used these colors. Again, I went with the round edges and we even have a stripe insert inside the envelope (photo on Instagram today). I am so happy with my cards and can not wait to send them out next week! 

Head over to Tiny Prints and make your perfect holiday card. Today and tomorrow you can receive 40% off by using code GIVETHANKS & free shipping off orders $49+ with code FREESHIP49. After Friday you can check here for up to date coupon codes.

Where do you go for your holiday cards? Do you love this tradition as much as I do?

Family photos taken by Sheena Jane Photography 

*I was gifted my cards from Tiny Prints but that in no way altered my opinions stated above. 

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