I’m kicking off this year’s “holidays. simplified.” posts with some of the prettiest patterned cards for the season. Please don’t stop sending Christmas cards. Believe me, I know it’s a pain to take a family picture, to listen to everyone’s groaning and to figure out the right card to send, but I believe it’s a tradition that’s worth the trouble.
To make things a little easier this year, I used a family pic we snapped before my sister-in-law’s Fall wedding. Everyone was fully dressed and nobody looked like they were in pain, so I’ll take it. If there’s ever a time to have fun with pattern, it’s when you choose a Christmas card. I changed our photo to black and white (on my phone) to keep it simple against the floral border. (It also makes no difference if everyone’s clothes are coordinated this way. . .)
I used Minted again this year. All of their designs are submitted by independent artists and if you’re indecisive, you can even text your photo to them and they’ll offer some suggestions for which designs will work best. They’ll also address them for you, but there’s something I like about personally writing out each envelope–and the kids like to help. I did order matching stamps this year because they were just so pretty in this design. . . You can find our card design here.