I did it. I fiiiiinally did it. It’s mid November and I have Christmas cards already! Wooo! I’m pretty sure it’s been on my to-do list every single year for basically forever. Only once in the past have I ever gotten cards printed. Even then I used a photo from the previous year and it was one of just one cat. This year my Christmas card is bringing you the whoooole family. Well not in one photo because let’s be real, we would definitely need helpers but that’s not to say we didn’t try (and end up with hilarious results!) I’m so stoked about these!
I think I had really been putting it off all this time because I was intimidated by the idea of having to design them. Shooting photos is fun for me, but your girl isn’t a designer. Luckily Tiny Prints has a ton of different cards that are super cute and stylish to choose from where all you have to do is upload your photo and fill in a little area of what your names are. Although if you don’t share a last name with your partner that’s not so easy. I debated for quite a while on what to put on our cards. In true Jeff + Kaylah form I wanted to do something silly and combine our last names but I figured just putting first names would save everyone from confusion. In hindsight I probably should have just gone for “Stroolans” and put it in personalized gold foil to make it really pop! Hehe!
I chose gold foil stamped cards, which look sooo much prettier in person than I could ever capture in photos. They also offer silver, rose gold and red foil, so it was a tough choice. Our cards are also flat which I purposely sought out so I wouldn’t have to think of anything to write on them when I send them. Just being real here, that might be one of the worst parts about sending holiday cards!
If you’d rather your holiday card serve a purpose, Tiny Prints also offers ornament cards so the recipient can just hang them on their tree. It’s such a good idea I almost feel guilty having not gotten them because I know my mom would have loved one. She already said “You have to mail me five of those!!” about the cards. Oh mom…
I’m beyond happy with how the cards turned out. I envisioned this perfect family photo of Jeff, the two cats, Klaus, and I but like I said above that just wasn’t going to happen. What we ended up with is even better though. I love how Klaus is giving us some sort of weird face on the front and how stoic he looks on the back in the shot of him and Jeff. Swoooon! I think my favorite part might be the shot on the inside of the envelopes though. That’s like the icing on the cake. I’m really excited to send them to everyone in our families but on the other hand I kind of just want to hoard them for myself. One is definitely getting saved to hang on the fridge in our new place.
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