December 10, 2013

.merry christmas cards.


Aaah! I'm kind of in love with our Christmas cards this year!
I was wanting to do a year in review last year, but December snuck up on me, and we ended up sending out postcards instead. So, this year I started thinking about our cards in November so it wouldn't sneak up on me again. (ha! take that december!)
 I was going to design them on my own, but I saw these at minted.com and loved the design.  Seriously. So good. I did switch the colors to my liking, because (like the rest of world right now) I'm obsessed with green and gold. 

Also (as you can see), I used the envelopes to practice my handwriting...it may have taken a taaaaad longer than my normal penmanship would have, but it was fun. 


Do you guys send out Christmas cards? What do they look like?? Do tell!

p.s. there's only fifteen days until Christmas! aaah! 

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38 comments on ".merry christmas cards."

  1. oh my goodness. your handwritting is incredible! just incredible. & those cards are perfect.

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    1. thank you, amanda! i still feel like i have a looong way to go before i've perfected it, but it's fun! :)

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  2. I literally just choked on my spit reading "15 days until Christmas" - uh where did the time go?!? SERIOUSLY!
    snap!
    I <3 <3 <3 your cards! and your envelopes - gorgeous! you're so dang talented!

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    1. ahahah..."choked on your spit." i really think we'd be bff's if we met in "real life."

      thanks, amy! it took foreeever to get all the cards done, but it was good practice!

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  3. They look sooooo good! Seriously, amazing. And so fun to read! I've never seen cards set up like that! And your calligraphy is superb.

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    1. thank you, marla!! :) it was a blast picking out what "facts" we wanted to put on the cards.

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  4. These look awesome! And WHAT?! ONly 15 days!? Best. news. ever.

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    1. thank you!!

      i know, right!? i'm kiiinda freaking out about it!

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  5. Aw, I absolutely love this idea for a Christmas card! And yay to paying off your debt!!
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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    1. thank you! we are pretty excited to be debt free! :)

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  6. Minted.com has some of the loveliest cards. I LOVE your handwriting. I think it was definitely worth the extra time :)

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    1. i KNOW! it was so hard to narrow down which cards we wanted!

      thank you! it was great practice too. i feel like i can do that handwriting in my sleep now. haha

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  7. Oh my gosh, look at your calligraphy! It's so good! And I love how unique those cards are, great choice!

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  8. Oh my gosh, you're right... there is only two weeks left until Christmas! Whoa, didn't realize it was so soon, haha. Flew by quick, didn't it..

    I love that you started in November!! I plan to next year, I am always so late with the Christmas card thing.. this year, the hubby and I just bought some premade ones, they are super cute though. :)

    I love what you did! Probably the most creative Christmas card I have ever seen. Love, love! xo

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    1. isn't it crazy!? it's kinda blowing my mind how fast christmas is approaching.

      trust me, i totally thought about buying premade cards. there are some seriously cute ones out there! (and so much less time consuming!) and thanks so much! i really love them. :)

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  9. ah, such a neat idea for your cards this year! i have yet to start on mine!

    lindsey louise

    hellorrabbitblog.com

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  10. I loved ours!! Thanks seesta ;)

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  11. These are really beautiful and original - great pick! I do not send out Christmas cards, but every year I say I'm going to start! Happy Holidays to you!

    http://www.melindadiorio.com

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    1. yeah, it's a miracle i got these done in time. i was determined since last year that i was going to though. :P who knew cards could be so difficult!

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  12. i feel like i'd feel like a real life grown up if i actually mailed Christmas cards. you go!

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    1. haha, yes, i'm not going to lie...i do feel like a real life big kid when i send them off. :)

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  13. this is so cool! I'm definitely not enough of a grownup yet to get my shit together and send actual cards. good for you!

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    1. ahahah trust me, i don't have anything together. it was a miracle i got these done and sent off in time!

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  14. Can't get enough of these holiday cards! I was just having a discussion with someone about how I need one of these "year in review" cards next year, and now I'm even more convinced!

    ps. that hand lettering is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you!! :) it was a lot of fun doing these, but quite a bit of work. Haha worth it though!

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  15. Those are so cute! I want to do a year in review for next year. We ended up doing a New Years card this year. You're right, December will sneak up on you! Happy Holidays!

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    1. thanks, lizeth! i actually thought about saving this for a new years card. i think those are so fun...especially since every one sends cards out at christmas...it makes new years cards more unique. :)

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  16. So lovely! That calligraphy pen is so legit! I took a calligraphy class way back when.. I only use it when I write Santa's letter to the girls, but I am definitely using it for Christmas Cards next year.

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    1. thank you!! :) it's my new favorite hobby!

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