Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2015 CHRISTMAS CARDS

As I mentioned before, I have been looking forward to sending out Christmas cards for as long as I can remember. Minted had so many options to look through, and I enjoyed seeing all of the different layout they offered on each card. I love that there were so many gold foil options, but in the end I chose to go with a card that didn't have the gold foil. Maybe next year!

I may have jumped the gun a little on these bad boys, but I couldn't help myself. These delivered at the end of October and I had them ready to go by the end of November. I wanted to mail them off by December 1st and surprisingly I accomplished that. I ran over to the post office on my lunch break last Tuesday and happily mailed them off. 

Without further ado, I present to you...our first Christmas card!

(front)

I left the back blank, because I wanted to add a special handwritten note to each one. 2015 was a BIG year for us and all of our family and friends celebrated us, supported us, and encouraged us through it all. So I wanted to make sure there was a small note thanking them, and wishing them the best for 2016. It took some time to hand write a note on each one, but I love adding that little bit of extra love to them.

(back)

I also spent a good bit of time addressing them with my favorite red ink. I usually only pull this red ink out at Christmas time. It's a beautiful color and I love the way it pops against the white envelopes!



I did have our address added by Minted on the back of the envelopes, and really loved the way it looked!


I am so happy with how they turned out and really enjoyed creating them! 

8 comments:

  1. Oh the envelope!!!! I die! I did take a calligraphy class with my girlfriends back in the summer and loved it! However life has been so busy that I have not practiced in a while! This year everyone is getting plain addressed envelopes - there is always next year though :) I love the navy and gold color combo, navy is becoming my new black!

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  2. I LOVE everything about your cards!! So adorable! And you have the best handwriting ever!

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  3. Adorable!! First Christmas cards are so fun to send! And your handwriting?! Amazing. You're right, that red ink does pop on the envelopes, but your cute handwriting makes it even better!

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  4. WOW those are awesome! I love your handwriting and that Red is gorgeous on those envelopes! :)

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  5. SO cute! Love it! Thanks for joining in on the link up! xo

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  6. SUCH cute cards!!! Love 'em girl! :)

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  7. Love 'em! Super cute and simple.

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  8. Love how your cards turned out and the handwritten notes on the back! Such a great idea. Also, your calligraphy is gorgeous!

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