Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cards

I love this time of year! It is so fun and we've had a blast sharing some of our favorite holiday traditions with The Cutes. One of my favorite things about this time of year is receiving all the holiday cards. Call me cheesy, but it's just plain fun to open that mailbox and find something other than junk mail or bills.

The Cutes get excited about it too, and love running to the mailbox to see which ones we have received that day.

We get the cards and then put them on display in our home for us to enjoy all season. Some of these sweet faces we see a lot and some we don't get to see often enough, but it brings a smile to all of our faces to see all of our loved ones and how much their families have changed or grown over the last year.

Just as much fun is also getting to send out our own cards. I have saved all of our cards from the last few years and had them framed. During the holidays its fun to see how much our own family has changed over the years.

In year's past I have designed and made my own, but this year Minted is getting all my love. I was browsing Minted and was instantly sucked in to how many gorgeous options they have (and how easy they make putting together a card), that this busy, tired, pregnant mommy could not resist!

It was really hard to narrow down my favorites! There are so many adorable choices with everything from photo cards to cards that have the trendy gold foil added to them (which is just plain gorgeous!) to cards that allow you to convert your child's own drawings to them. I had the hardest time picking just one!

Minted must realize that their website is overwhelmingly too pretty, and does their best to help you make an easy decision. Once I uploaded the photo I wanted to use and saved it to my account, the website automatically gave some suggestions on what might look best. Talk about helpful!

I was able to tweak and save all of my favorites, and then show Mr. Cute and The Cutes for a family vote. One of the neat things about Minted is that it allows you to customize your card (color, shape, text, etc.) so each card feels unique. We landed on something a little different for this year, but perfect for our travel loving family.

And to take the easiness one step further, they had to go ahead and offer up addressing all of my envelopes for me (currently free!!!). Seriously, who is going to pass that up?!? My hand is currently thanking me as it's eyeing that stack of 100+ cards.

When the cards arrived this week, we could not have been more pleased. We were so excited to see what we had chosen in real life and love it! The quality is superb, and the design and shape is just as adorable as we thought it would be.

The Cutes loved being able to add our card to our collection! They also loved being able to put "the stickers" on them, deliver them to the post office "all by themselves", and help pass them out to our friends and family. With everything becoming so electronic and fast paced it is so nice to have a little holiday tradition that is slightly old school, but still timeless. I hope my little ones remember how fun the holiday cards are, and we can enjoy this experience together for years to come!

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?

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