12.14.2011

Christmas Card 2011

One of my very favorite things about the Christmas Season is all the happiness that arrives in my mailbox during the month of December.
I love, love, love Christmas cards...making them & receiving them!
For our card this year, I picked my favorite family photo from our November photo shoot.
I knew I wanted to highlight that picture & then have more pictures on the back.
And, I was feeling sassy and decided that I didn't want boring rectangle cards, so I made them into curvy boutique cards.
I may or may not have let out a squeal when they arrived!
The official 2011 Christmas Card:
And, a close up of the back:
{Linking up here & here}

I have gotten a few emails about our outfits, so I thought I would throw in a "What I Wore" into this post.
Me:
Dress- Target
Necklace- Brass Plum
Belt - Brass Plum
Boots - Kohls

Kate:
Sweater & Shirt - Target
Skirt - Old Navy
Tights - Children's Place
Boots - Target

Claire:
Dress - Old Navy
Headband - Target
Tights - Children's Place
Boots - Target

And, of course Kevin's outfit (I know you were dying to know that one!)
Shirt - Target
Jeans - Levi's

This was the first time I didn't have Kate & Claire totally matchy-matchy. I've come a long way, people! I like how their outfits complimented each other.

Now, back to Christmas cards.....Each day the girls and I eagerly await the arrival of our mailman (who is the sweetest man, ever...I will be making him some of my Christmas Cookies, he is just so nice)

I love getting the mail & finding out who sent us cards.
And, I love displaying the cards in our home for us to admire all season long.
This year, I decided to string some red pom-pom yarn in front of the window in our kitchen & hang our cards with glitter clothespins that I made:
This hangs by our kitchen table & I love looking at the faces of my smiling friends while we sit down for meals.
The whole view...I just love it!
Anyone else love Christmas Cards like I do?
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Know what else is wonderful? Clean Water!
If you haven't already, check out my post & enter to win my bundle that includes a $50 Target card and other goodies from my Etsy Shop! A new prize was added to the bundle today!
And, check the Project 320 blog for other giveaways & freebies that are being offered!

30 comments:

  1. Oh my word, sooooo cute!!! LOVE!!!! Merry Christmas :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, these are FAB!!! Love the boutique shape and those pics of your family are gorgeous!

    Thank you for joining in the fun! I hope you have a very Merry CHRISTmas!!

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  3. loving your christmas card. your girls are adorable..I have 2 little girls too!

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  4. I love YOUR Christmas cards!
    I wish you would adopt me.

    I actually decided against cards this year (GASP)
    At least the family photo card.
    We are too ugly.
    Kidding.
    It is simply that I just always put too much pressure on myself to get it just right..it became "the thing" that distracted me...
    so..
    no cards.

    BUT if I did send a card???
    YOU WOULD MAKE IT FOR SURE
    the cards you made for me were my best ever.

    Merry Christmas!!!!
    xo

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  5. Please, please, please, email me and tell me what printer you use. I'm expecting a rainbow baby any day and have my card ready to go (just waiting for a picture). I would love to use your printer.

    Hugs,
    Trisha
    trisha_larson@yahoo.com

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  6. What printer did you use? I would love to know for my wedding invites.
    Thanks
    Natalie
    natalie.ramello@gmail.com

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  7. love your cards, so cute! i love all Christmas cards though its like Christmas morning every time i check the mail and find a new one in there :)

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  8. the christmas cards look great! and everyones outfits are so cute!

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  9. OMG! Your cards look amazing! Seriously you need to frame one of them for display or something! Beautifully done! And I love the way you display your cards too!!! :)

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  10. I too LOVE Christmas cards!

    We're displaying our cards the same way this year : )

    And most of all...I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shape of your cards!

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  11. LOVE your cards! the shape is so fun & giving me lots of ideas (since I'm very behind in this department & haven't done ours yet - maybe today?). I do the same thing with clothespins too - except yours are much prettier & more glittery :)

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  12. What a great Christmas card, and you look very stylish in it!
    I also wanted to share that I am doing a giveaway
    over on my blog , hope you join in =)
    http://shannonolson.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-memories-giveaway.html

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  13. Once again your creative hands have done a great job!!!

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  14. Your card is adorable!! The shape cut is so clever and cute!!

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  15. Love your card!!
    What a fun way to display your Christmas cards too!

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  16. It looks amazing!!!!!! I love, love love the curvy design, what a great idea!

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  17. It looks amazing!!!!!! I love, love love the curvy design, what a great idea!

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  18. Totally. Crafty! Love it....love the cards on the window. YOUR card is my favorite, btw. You're raising the bar, here, Mel :)

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  19. Those cards are so darn cute!!!
    I LOVE THEM :)

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  20. You cards are perfect, I love the shape! Christmas cards are one of my favorite parts of the season too, I love how you display yours!

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  21. glad to see our pic made the blog...thanks to your great pictures!!

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  22. Oh my gosh! They are amazing! Love the shape, the colors, and the outfits!

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  23. Okay, those are beyond adorable! Love the fancy-schmancy shape. ;)

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  24. Visiting from the Card Carousel!

    Love your card!! Your is definitely my favorite on the carousel! :)

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  25. Please, please tell us who your printer is! This is the best card I have seen yet.

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  26. Your card turned out great! I LOVE it! I almost did one of those boutique card for ours. I did do rounded corners. I think I'll do a cool boutique one for our birth announcement!

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  27. I love your card. It is beautiful, and we have almost the exact same card display with the white shutters and everything!

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