Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Mail

One of my favorite things is real mail.  Stamped, handwritten, personal notes or cards that arrive in my mailbox.  And one of the many reasons that Christmas is my favorite time of the year is the joy I get from opening the mailbox each day to find Christmas cards from friends and family.  Starting after Thanksgiving, I get excited when I hear our mailbox hinge squeak every afternoon and can't wait to see what cards arrived that day.  I love that photo cards have become popular in recent years and enjoy displaying the festive photos of loved ones during the Christmas season.  I have a project up my sleeve for a fun new way to display all of those cards this year, and I was hoping to have it finished for this post, but that was a little ambitious with a 2 month old at home!  Hopefully it will be coming soon, though!

We have sent a photo Christmas card every year since we've been married, and for the first few years, I struggled to find a card design that fit the look I envisioned in my head.  So we ended up designing our own cards for several years.  Last year, we received several Christmas cards & birth announcements from a company called Tiny Prints and I immediately fell in love with their designs.  Their modern designs are exactly the style that I would design myself and the quality of their cards is fabulous.  I knew that this year, I would find a favorite design from Tiny Prints for our Christmas card. 

I have decided on the styling for our Christmas photo, and even purchased a cute new outfit this week for the star of our family photo this year (smile), and we'll be taking our 2011 Christmas photo this coming week.  I haven't made a decision yet on which card we'll pick, but I took a quick look at this season's options from Tiny Prints and here are a few of my favorites:


Have you designed your Christmas card yet?  You can find hundreds of fun designs and some great sales right now at Tiny Prints!  I enjoy designing our Christmas card for friends & family just as much as I enjoy receiving them, and I am looking forward to getting started on a card to wish our loved ones a very merry Christmas this year!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tiny Prints.  I am really excited about this new option for photo cards and wanted to share it with you!