Happy Holidays Friends! I cant believe Christmas is only two days away! I also cant believe I managed to get my holiday cards out in time!
This year was hard for me when it came to doing cards. I usually get VERY into them. I create a mood board so I can see what our outfits will look like together (I detailed the process here) and then I have pictures taken by a photographer. I research props and locations and put a lot of work into them.
2015 was different though because I was moving, selling my house, my Mom passed away and Billy and I decided to separate. All of these traumatic events happened within a few months of each other, too. So, I was dealing with a lot all at once and I just decided to forego 2015’s card. 2015 was kind of a jerk to me so I was content to just let it end quietly.
Then, December came and all the beautiful cards from my family and friends started rolling in. Pictures of smiling children and families and tidings of joy were waiting for me every day when I opened my mailbox. I soon realized that I wanted to send love back to them. I wanted to wish them a happy holiday as well! This year was rough but my people have been there for me every step of the way and I wanted them to know I appreciate them.
So, I turned to Minted to help me put together a beautiful card at the last minute. Their website is so user-friendly and I was able to create one that I loved very easily. Obviously, I didn’t have the time to hire a professional photographer, so I used a fun picture that T and I took at the KidzVuz holiday party.
I chose a card with a gold-foil pressed design, added glittery envelope liners (because everything is better with a little glitter) and even decided to get them printed on cardstock with a bit of shimmer in it. I have to say – I LOVE MY CARDS! Minted really knocked it out of the park with their designs this year. The gold foil is so luxe and the envelope liners are a fun surprise when you open the card.
For all my fellow procrastinators, it’s not too late to send out New Year’s cards! You can save 15% by using code WINTER15!
Holiday cards via Minted c/o