Our Holiday Cards

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holiday christmas cards from minted

‘Tis the season for holiday cards 🎄

Every year, I always look forward to receiving everyones holiday cards in the mail so I can see what they’ve been up to over the last year and let’s face it – there’s nothing better than a little extra holiday cheer in your mailbox!

Since Chris and I are now living under one roof, I was very determined to do holiday photos and send out holiday cards to our friends and loved ones. Chris on the other hand? Not psyched. I playfully brought up the idea and he shot it down, so what did I do? Schedule a holiday shoot with my girl Caroline without telling him.

He might have thrown a slight fit when I finally told him and complained up until the second we arrived at the local Christmas tree farm, but they came out freakin’ great and I am so excited we did them!

The Process

When we were looking for holiday photo cards, I knew I wanted something simple and since we were on a tight timeline, I wanted to get cards from somewhere that could print the mailing addresses on the fronts of the envelopes and our return address on the backs. I also didn’t want to pay an arm and leg for the cards.

Easier said than done.

In the end, we ended up going with Minted and they were delivered within 5 days of ordering them! Having the mailing addresses printed was also way easier than I thought it would be – all you have to do is input a spreadsheet with all of the information! The addresses can also be stored in the address assistant that is part of your account, making it easy to send out any cards, invitations, or thank you cards in the future.

If you’re worried about what the card will look like, you can also opt for a physical proof (adds 2 days onto the turnaround time) to make sure everything looks great before submitting the full order! Since we only had a few day turnaround between receiving the cards and Christmas (I literally just sent them out yesterday), we decided to pass on this process and the cards still came out great!

Super easy and affordable! Did you send out holiday cards this year?

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18 Comments

  1. 12.19.19

    These are such beautiful holiday cards! I didn’t get around to doing holiday cards this year, but I want to do them next year for sure! Xx.

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Carrington!

  2. 12.19.19
    Lizzie said:

    Aw they are so cute!! I always love seeing everyone’s holiday cards 🙂 Love them!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Lizzie! I hope you had a great holiday!

  3. 12.19.19
    Mariah said:

    Everything about this makes me so happy.

    http://moosmusing.com

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Aw, thanks Mariah!

  4. 12.19.19
    Stephanie said:

    The story cracked me up. It’s funny how guys are so opposed to pictures sometimes. Thankfully, B wasn’t too against the cards because he does photos with me more regularly now, but sometimes it’s a pain in the arse trying to convince him haha! I love how your card turned out! Getting holiday cards done is one of my favorite things! I have all of our friends’ on our fridge!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Men can be such babies about the easiest things, right?! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  5. 12.20.19
    Laura Leigh said:

    I absolutely love your holiday cards! The photo is too cute. Minted is hte absolte best. We use them every year and are so happy. Every single time!!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://louellareese.com

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, girl!! I love that you can save all of your addresses into your account so you don’t have to input them every single time. Makes things so much easier!

  6. 12.20.19
    Amanda said:

    These look great! I love the foil font– Minted has so many gorgeous card designs!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Amanda! I agree – the foil font is so fun!

  7. 12.23.19
    Em said:

    these turned out so cute! I always love seeing other people’s christmas cards!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Emily!!

  8. 12.23.19

    These are so beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Kari! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, too!

  9. 12.30.19
    Katerina said:

    Gorgeous cards! We do photo cards every year and our family and friends love them. We like using Snapfish!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Katerina! It was so fun making them for our friends and family. I’ll have to check out Snapfish next year!