Thanks so much for sharing Britt…
Thanks for letting me guest post today, ladies! I've always been a huge fan of Christmas cards. I love sending them, but I love receiving them even more. When Jeremy and I first got married, we sent a card of the two (well, three!) of us, announcing our pregnancy that first Christmas together. Then year-by-year we did a few things differently here and there. Sometimes the card included the whole family, others just the kids. However, I've seen a theme emerge. I'm a one-picture kind of girl. I love collages from others, and I think the accordion style Christmas cards are so fun, but this is us.
This year, it's a photo of just the kids...it's just easier for me that way. I can snap the pic, and we're good to go. So, at the end of October, we headed down to the creek. Jeremy helped me get the bench (and the kids!) set up.
This one was a contender...
This was a bit too far away for me...
And, I almost went with a black and white. Gosh, I love a good black and white.
But, this is what we chose...
I'm a sucker for a foil pressed card.
Plus, I love to give a tiny update, directing friends to more on our blog.
This year, I even uploaded my addresses I had on hand at the time so Minted could print my envelopes (for free). It's a time saver for sure. I bought a few extra envelopes, thank goodness, because I have already found a few misspellings on my end. Oops!
The cards hit the mail this week, and we wait for the afternoon mail delivery to see what cards we can open together each evening...one of the highlights of our days this Advent season.
Throughout the year, Your Merry Mailbox gives hundreds of ideas for your next Christmas/Holiday card. They've picked amazing ones to showcase, and reading the posts feels a tiny bit like the joy of ripping open the envelopes that hold those priceless cards.
They asked what makes me merry...hugging my little ones, a warm cup of coffee, the support of my loving husband, the assurance that there's a greater plan, a cozy blanket on the cold Winter days, messages from sweet friends, and letters in the mail...among many others.
Merry Christmas to you!