Note: This post is sponsored by Minted, but all opinions are my own.
I’m pretty proud of myself right now… My Christmas cards are done! I know, I’m shocked too. Don’t worry, I did not send them out yet, but they are stuffed, sealed, stamped, addressed, and ready and waiting for their postal debut at the beginning of December! The 2014 Dorobek ornament Christmas card features none other than, Maxwell!
I did a little photo shoot action in his nursery with a few red ornaments and some with our “D” Christmas wreath I made a few years ago. Here’s a little Christmas card tip: If you have your heart set on a certain Christmas card, show your photographer so that she can make sure you get a good picture for that specific card. Is the card you like horizontal or vertical? Are the words at the top or bottom? In my case, the “D” pictures got cropped funny in the ornament card since it is a funky shaped card.
I love the idea of an ornament Christmas card because the card pulls double duty… It’s a festive piece of Christmas snail mail that can also hang on your tree if you’d like! And who wouldn’t want that sweet face on their Christmas tree?! I choose the Sparkling Be Merry card at Minted. There is a little assembly involved, you have to attach the ornament hanger and then insert the adhesive envelope liner. Super simple. Here’s what came in my package:
And here’s the Christmas cheer all laid out and ready to be sealed!
Oh and my very favorite part…. minted offers free recipient addressing with pretty designs that even match the return address. True! All you have to do is upload a simple Excel spreadsheet and voila, envelopes printed and addressed. Bam. Greantess. And such a time saver. More about the Minted Envelope here. After much internal debate, I picked the modern delivery style, see below. There are tons of cute options, here are just a few:
As for the back of the ornament card, you’ve got options! I choose the golden sparkle with one picture option. Pictures make everyone smile, right?! But, for those of you that like to write a note, there is a text only option!
Have you thought about holiday cards yet? I almost went with post cards again this year... major decision over here! (I love this one and this one!) Postcards are a great option because they are cheaper and you don’t have to stuff anything! Literally, just stick on that stamp and voila! Ohhh and these Booklette cards are pretty amazing too! I’m pretty psyched to send out our ornament Christmas cards… they make me smile every time I see one!