Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Card 2012

We have sent out Christmas cards for the last 3 years now and it's one of my favorite things leading up to Christmas. We are super lucky that our friend (and neighbor) Magan is willing to photograph our little family - she is AMAZING. Seriously you guys - check out her work at Urban Grey and Magan's Lens and prepare to be amazed!

I had seen this idea on pinterest last year and decided I wanted to go for it. I told Justin I wanted to get Christmas lights and wrap us in it for the pictures and he looked at me like I was crazy. Once I showed him the pinterest picture he changed his tune and agreed to the idea!

First, here are some of my favorites from our session!

I had an idea of what I wanted for our Christmas card but there were too many cute ones! I liked going with the theme "Merry & Bright" because of being wrapped in lights. I ended up using 3 different websites to get the cards because I found good deals on each :)

I ordered 2 styles from Zazzle (who I used last year - LOVE them) at 50% off

I found a coupon code for 10 free cards from Card Store and they had too many cute designs so I picked these 3!

Lastly, here's the card I chose from Minted - I got my cards for 95% off because of coupons - couldn't pass this one up!!

I think I did pretty good this year - I got a total of 75 cards that I absolutely LOVE for about $35 - all from reputable websites! I would definitely recommend any of these for cards and will be checking all of them out next year for our cards! 

Anybody have any recommendations on Christmas card websites??

**Note: These opinions of Zazzle, Card Store, & Minted are all my own and I was not compensated in any way for my comments!**