For me, it starts on Thanksgiving morning. I have a tradition I love- I settle myself in front of the Macy's Parade and enjoy some goodies while writing Christmas cards.
I love Christmas cards. I love everything about them- selecting them, writing them and receiving them. I spend a lot of time each fall picking the design and photos. I prefer to get a design from an etsy seller and then print them.
This year I used Natalie from Nattysuedesigns. She has tons- pages upon pages- of designs! I tend to like cards that a bit quirky with a modern design using fun wording and colors. I also try to stay away from a motif that screams "Christmas" (for all our friends who don't celebrated). She had many that fit my requirements, I had a hard time picking one. Also Natalie was fast, friendly and so patient with my "tweaks" and requests for resizes. If you are still card shopping check her out!
This year, for the first time, I'm doing postcards. It is a bit more "green"- both economically and environmentally. They should arrive today. I hope they turned out well.
Without further ado ....
Our 2011 Christmas Card
If you are expecting one in real life and don't want to ruin the surprise- stop reading now!
Happy Holiday Season!
*this post was not sponsored in anyway.