Christmas Cards.

I don’t know about you, but I find Christmas cards to be VERY important. I don’t know why or when this obsession started, but since we have been married I just love a good Christmas card. It has to be meaningful, but not overdone. Pretty but not too pretty. Funky but not over-the-top. And have a touch of whimsy without being neon colors. Last year we had pictures done by a fantastic photographer in our area, Jena Golden, and she designed our cards. They were AMAZING. Well, I really liked them. :)

Here was the front:

And here was the back:

I loved them. They weren’t too ‘much’ but still very fun. Those are our doggies by the way! Bella is the bichon (white one) and Ginger is the little mutt. My favorite part of the card was the texture. They were a very heavy weight paper that was flat (non-glossy) linen texture. Man, they just felt good. Know what I mean?

Well, this year I think I am just going to order because I want Jena to do the birth announcements (!) in the spring.

I have a point, I promise. :) I found this website, through my Real Simple magazine, and it is AWESOME!

Lauren also showed me this site and they have more good cards too.

I know they cost a little more than the box kind, but they are SO MUCH FUN and of course, your family will love them. So make a little extra effort, I think you’ll really enjoy the results!

Yayy for Christmas cards!


  1. Russell October 29, 2009

    Thanks for the mention. would like to pass on the coupon code Save10 to your readers for a 10% discount on their order!


  2. Emily Geyer October 30, 2009

    We have a Bichon too! His name is Harley and we LOVE him! My parents' Bichon is Bella! Go figure!

  3. The Phillips Family October 30, 2009

    Lanie, I agree, I liked your cards last year! If your birth announcements are even half as good, then they'll be fabulous! :) love ya,

  4. laurenlewis October 30, 2009

    How cool is it that Smallfri offered a coupon on your blog? That makes me like them even more. I love this post. You know I love some good stationery. I looked all through those cards on Minted yesterday, and now I have such a tough decision to make for my cards this year. Oh, the tough decision in life! (wink)

  5. Shannon November 3, 2009

    Do you know that I have actually contemplated sending out Christmas cards of JUST me & my dog Dooley. I absolutely LOVE Christmas cards & CANNOT wait to actually get married just to send out Christmas cards. Lame. I know. I know there is so much more to marriage but seriously, Christmas cards are so exciting!


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