Receiving Christmas cards is one of my absolute favorite things, especially photo cards. Living hundreds of miles away from friends and family, and it's so nice to have new photos to display each holiday season. (Yes, I'm that crazy old lady with Christmas cards on her refrigerator in August.) Getting married last year, we finally got a list together of everyone's addresses, so we went from sending 20 cards in 2013 to 75 in 2014. Now, making new and wonderful friends in Charleston, that number has risen to 90. Phew, that's a lot of stamps! Let's just say that it was a small miracle that I got them all licked, stamped, and in the mailbox in time to link up today with our card:
For the second year in a row, we went with a Minted design. I just love their styles and had the toughest time narrowing it down! We finally decided on moments of jolly. There's extra space to personalize each of the cards, and I liked how our photos didn't overwhelm it. To make my life easier, especially upping the card count to 90, I decided to use Minted's free addressing service. It didn't take that long at all to reformat my Christmas card list into their Excel template, and it saved a lot of hand cramping!
Of course, I also had to go with the Charlie Brown stamps this year. The scenes are so cute, and Charlie Brown Christmas has always been a favorite of mine!2014 (our first married Christmas), 2013 (engaged), and 2012 (roommates' Christmas)