Friday, September 20, 2013

Home sweet Aggieland

Today we are featuring a family that turned their card into a business greeting!

Who: Luke and Brittany Marvel & Jeff, Stephanie and Jackson Leatherwood

Location: George Bush Library at Texas A&M University

Props: None

Clothing: No clue where our clothes came from but the scarves are from Aggieland Outfitters. Whoop.

Comments: We really wanted to promote our business and highlight that this is a family affair! We loved it because it wasn't too girly or distracting and we were able to show our family and friends how much fun we were having at work!

Photographer: Shannon Morton

Designer: Tiny Prints

Favorite thing: In a world of chevron, we really loved the gingham! :)

Blog/Website: Aggieland Properties (business) and A Mister and a Sister (personal)


Katy's Thoughts: Whether we like it or not, work is a huge part of most of our lives. I love that they embraced that and made it a part of their holiday celebration! Stephanie genuinely supports and champions the work that her husband does for their (now) family of 4. I love that this card showcases that work can be a family affair! And I clearly love anything Aggie. :)

Cindy's Thoughts: I totally agree with Stephanie - GINGHAM is cool The other cool thing about this card is how they showcased 4 adults and 1 child and didn't make it look awkward.  This card is a great example of a classic business holiday card done right!


How can you recreate this card? We think that this card perfectly showcases that simple can be just amazing. Now we love a good hair flair, a lovely layered look, and a ridiculous prop (or 10)... but we also equally enjoy classic - which perfectly describes this look. Find a neutral background, pick out a classic outfit and you are all set!

Get PINspired:

  1. If you are looking for some inspiration for the stairway to {photo} heaven, then check out this, this, and this! And in keeping with the collegiate feel, if you are a Vandy family please take your picture here!
  2. Wanting to show off your love for your school? Check out our Be True to Your School Board for inspiration for all of our favorite SEC teams! (Ok, so we only have ONE favorite) :)
  3. Looking for the perfect white shirt or blouse? Click here for women and here for little girls (sorry fellas, a white oxford and you're all set!) And check out this and this for an idea about how to style your shoot! 
And, we have one more thing to send you off on your merry way this Friday! Stephanie shares our love for all things organization and was inspired by this week's WWLW. SO, Aggieland Properties is offering a $50 VISA GIFT CARD to a lucky reader to get started on that Christmas shopping!

You know the drill - just follow the blog and comment below for your chance to win!!! If you already follow the blog, that's great too!  Just comment on this post to be entered to win.  The giveaway ends on Sunday, September 22nd at midnight (central time).  We will announce the winner on Monday, September 23rd.  The winner will have until Tuesday at 5pm to email us at yourmerrymailbox {at} gmail {dot} com to claim the prize.

THANK YOU Aggieland Properties

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Visa.  Your Merry Mailbox did not receive financial compensation for this giveaway from Visa or Aggieland Properties and it is in no way associated with Visa.

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  1. Me, me please! Would love to win this! Kristin

  2. I would love a gift card so I could start my Christmas shopping. Now if I could just find the energy to start spreadsheets like Katy and Cindy!

  3. Would LOVE a giftcard! Pick Me!! :) ~Carrie

  4. I'm all about the gift card!! Need to start shopping for our Christmas card photo shoot! ;)

  5. Ooh, crossing my fingers, i love me some gift cards!!

  6. Who needs organization??????? THIS GIRL!

  7. Bringing Josh into your life=$50 gift card

  8. A $50 gift card would be awesome ... Started my Christmas spreadsheet today!

  9. Who doesn't love $50? Love all the pics!

  10. "Begin planning" has made it to my to do list. The gift card would be a great motivator to start shopping!

  11. Love the stairway ideas for family shoots :) Would love to win!

  12. Cute!! I love pictures with children in them. :) Great business!!

  13. Love your blog! I'm so ready for the holidays!

  14. This teacher could use it for upcoming events in my classroom :)

  15. Very creative way to promote business and send holiday greetings. Also agree with Cindy that they combined two families in a very classy way. :)

  16. Love the simplicity of the card! And everyone knows a teacher could use the extra $50 to spend on her classroom kiddos :)


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