I'm going to be honest with you... I may have designed and ordered our Christmas cards back in October. I was just so excited! I love Christmas and I love snail mail, so making something to send to friends and family to say "Happy Holidays" is right up my alley.
I loved getting to use one of our gorgeous wedding photos - taken by Lauren Kinsey - and had the back of the cards printed a solid green so that I could have the option of writing a personal note. Addressing these envelopes was the perfect excuse to practice my calligraphy skills (Thanks, Lauren!). They're not perfect, but they were really fun to do.
Plus, I always love getting to type this on things...
Looking to send a Christmas card of your own this year? Here are a few awesome (and easy!) options:
• Pinhole Press | Minimalistic and high-quality photo cards. They're site is so easy to use (I've ordered a few gifts from here in the past!) and a great price.
• Rifle Paper Co. | If you're looking for something extra fancy, Rifle offers personalized holiday cards - personalized, as in, you and your family illustrated! So incredible. However, they offer adorable holiday cards without personalizations as well. I usually grab a pack of these to write lengthier notes to close family and friends.
• Magnolia Tree Paperie | My sweet friend Taylor is offering several affordable/adorable options in her shop! They all include room for a photo, and you can print them from your own printer if you'd like.
• Minted | Minted is my personal favorite online source for cards/invitations. Bride-to-be's, check out their wedding suite collections! You really can't go wrong. Their holiday cards are adorable - and high quality. Photo and non-photo options available, and they usually have some kind of coupon or offer available.
• Paper Source | If you have one near you, go there. The cards are indeed a little on the pricey side, but I adore their selection. They usually have some great options on sale! I also pick up small gifts here - they have some fun, quirky options. (Their shipping is pretty quick, too!)
• DIY | It really is getting easier and easier to make your own cards! You could buy a pack of blank cards at your local craft store and jazz them up with homemade stamps (I'm thinking a Christmas tree shape!), tiny circles (forming a snowflake? a big red heart?), or even Stickygram stickers! This post from Cupcakes & Cashmere has several great ideas.
So what about you? Will you be sending a little greeting this year? I think it's just as much fun to send it as it is to receive it.
All images via That's Pretty Ace