We always buy holiday cards for all our family, since Dan and I getting together and having C the list of cards that I need to buy has increased. I have bought a few but still have at least 20 more to buy for grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins etc.
I still have at least 20 that I need to buy and write, sometimes I think that it would just be easier to do like they do in American movies and programs where they get dressed up in jumpers and hats, and all pose for a picture to put on their cards to send to family and friends.
I’ve always though it was a fun idea to have something personal to send from your family to others. It lets them see how your are all growing and changing, and means that they wont have multiples of the same store-bought cards and I wound have to battle my way through a crowded card shop with a toddler trying to help.
I wanted personalised cards when C was getting christened but I couldn’t find any that I likes and that fitted in with our style, so a I ended up making my own.
I’ve been looking online at Christmas cards and seen some absolutely lovely photo holiday cards that I would just love to get to send to our family and friends so that could see just how much C has grown.
We have quite an extended family who are scattered all live the country and who we don’t see as much as we really should sending them a card like this would at least mean they can see what an amazing little girl C is becoming.
These are a few of my favourite designs that I have seen in my browsing :-
Whirlwind Christmas card $2.84 each (for 25) from minted.com –
I love the simplicity of this card, just your photograph and the message. I love how they can each be personalised with photo’s and wording inside and out, allowing them to be completely personal.
I would choose to have a folded card as they are the style I prefer but you can get it as a flat (postcard style) card instead which is a little cheaper.
Destination luggage tag holiday photo card $2.84 each (for 25) from minted.com –
This is such a pretty luggage tag style card, I have seen this style of design of a few sites including www.minted.com and www.funkypigeon.com.
I really like the luggage tag style cards although they are less traditional in style and the older generations might not like them, they appeal to me.
Joyful holiday wishes card $2.84 each (for 25) from minted.com –
Again this card can each be personalised in photo’s and wording inside and out, allowing them to be completely personal. You can also select different wording ( holidays or Christmas) as well as different colour ways.
The Minted cards are from an American company so the prices are in dollars and have a minimum order of 25 but they do ship internationally, and at the moment have a free personalised envelope offer on when you order cards which makes them just a little but more special.
I think I have left it a little bit to late this year to get these cards made to send, but I might get them for next year if I manage to get my butt into gear and get things sorted earlier.
*disclosure – I have been offered money off products from minted to write this post. All written thoughts and opinions are unbiased and my own*