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.
Dress- Target
Necklace- Brass Plum
Belt - Brass Plum
Boots - Kohls

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

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!


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

  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!!

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

  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.
    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...
    no cards.

    BUT if I did send a card???
    the cards you made for me were my best ever.

    Merry Christmas!!!!

  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.


  6. What printer did you use? I would love to know for my wedding invites.

  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 :)

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

  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!!! :)

  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!

  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 :)

  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 =)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  24. Visiting from the Card Carousel!

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

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

  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!

  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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