Monday, December 14, 2015

Oh What Fun - Christmas Cards 2015

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!
Here are our past Christmas cards (this was the fourth year we've sent them): 2014 (our first married Christmas), 2013 (engaged), and 2012 (roommates' Christmas)

Linking up today with Macy and Mary, and tomorrow with so many lovely ladies!

38 comments:

BLovedBoston said...

They came out awesome!! I love the design you chose and of course the stamp is so cute! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Jenn said...

Love these! They look great, and I like the Peanuts stamps too!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

those are so pretty! minted is great!

xoxo cheshire kat

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Love them so pretty! Love the past years photos as well can't believe you send out 90!!!!! Oh my! Hehe.. Love getting cards in the mail as well!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

What a pretty card! It also isn't too Christmasey looking so it would be perfectly acceptable to keep on your fridge year round ;)

Annie Dem said...

I love the Charlie Brown stamps! How stinkin' cute!

Rebecca Jo said...

I just won a Minted giveaway & I cant wait to try them.
I bought extra Charlie Brown stamps just because - arent they the cutest

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

Very cute cards, I hear Minted is great. I would love to use them in the future! We used Charlie Brown stamps too!

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Your card is gorgeous! So nice you had them addressed too!

Jessica said...

Those cards are beautiful! I was so excited this year to have my wedding guest list because it made sending them so much easier! I couldn't justify splurging on Minted, but they are stunning! Maybe next year. :)

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Love love love Christmas cards, especially the photo cards like you! Yours came out gorgeous, and loving the Charlie Brown stamps too <3

Green Fashionista

Jillian said...

cute cards!! i love the peanut stamps too ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Carly Blogs Here said...

Oh I LOVE the cards you picked out! The address formatting is such a good idea too!

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful
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Jen said...

I love your card! I got the Charlie Brown stamps too and I love them. :)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

It really is amazing how much your list grows every year! Your cards are so adorable, and we used the Charlie Brown stamps this year too!

Julie said...

Signed, sealed delivered - that's what I did yesterday too! I was bummed because our professional pictures for the card got cancelled so I had to scramble around to figure out a picture but it got done and they are in the mail today! I feel like not many people are sending them out this year, whether it be laziness (yes I have friends who have told me this is their reason) or the cost to make them. My response to that one is, its your choice but I don't feel right if I don't, ha!

Lauren Honeycutt said...

I love these!! And as a huge "Peanuts" fan, I love the stamps too ;)

Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost said...

Love your cards & those stamps :)
Kelsey
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Carly Messmer said...

I love your card! I sent a picture with one of the lit up palm tree with the Marion Square tree a few years ago before Adam and I did joint cards. Speaking of, I still need to order mine... Haha I suck!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Your Christmas cards are so cute! I didn't do picture cards this year. Christmas snuck up on me haha!

Kait said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I love them :)

Macy V said...

Your card is perfect and I was SO excited to get one. Dave said ohhhh your friend Meg got really fancy, we should do that next year ;)

LHWinstead said...

Always enjoy this time of year - especially getting fun cards in the mail!! You did a great job, yours look awesome!

Emily said...

Such pretty Christmas cards and I loved the Charlie Brown stamps this year too!

Eat Drink and Be Mary said...

I love the cards you choose. Minted had some awesome options, and I love their quality and services in general (we used them for our wedding invitations). And that free addressing service is THE BEST! We used the Charlie Brown stamps too, so festive.

Christina Lea Loves said...

I love the cards that you chose - they are indeed so fun!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

Love the Oh What Fun theme! We don't do Christmas cards yet but I love seeing everyone else's!

Kristen said...

Love the clean design you picked! I LOVE minted and used them for our wedding thank yous!

P!nky said...

What a beautiful card, I love the gold so bright and festive. And you know I snapped up those peanut stamps. They are way too cute.

Laura said...

Love your cards! And I used those same stamps! Gotta love Peanuts :)

Amy said...

I love the simpleness of your card! So pretty! Minted is great!

Jen said...

These are so cute!! Love the gold foil and the pics. I love Minted and have used them for our Save the Dates and the last few years for Christmas. Such cute designs!!

Life As You Live It said...

Love those charlie brown stamps! I bought mine at CVS and they only had 4th of July ones... sad :(

Laura Darling said...

Love that card! Photo cards are my favorite, so fun to get!

VivianBishopxo said...

Your cards are so pretty! I tried so hard to find those stamps in my town but no such luck!

Simple Luxury said...

I love Minted. I seriously have never seen a card I didn't like. Your design is perfect. So cute! Thanks so much for linking up!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Love!!! They turned out so so so great! Minted can do no wrong - did you print your envelopes through them, too?

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