Christmas holds many traditions in my family. Many of my holiday decorations are older than me! There is something so nostalgic about opening the same box of decor year after year and revisiting memories of holidays past. The downside is that holiday decor eventually becomes dated and doesn’t fit in with the current style of your home. This year I want to mix things up by updating the style of our stockings with something a little more modern and unexpected and a little less red and green. Which is your favorite? Do you prefer traditional holiday decor, something new and on-trend, or incorporating both?
1. QUILTED VELVET | 2. WOOL WITH POM POMS | 3. PERSONALIZED BUFFALO CHECK | 4. SHERPA | 5. LINEN BURLAP | 6. GLITTER SEQUIN | 7. QUILTED MICRO FLEECE | 8. BLACK & WHITE STRIPES | 9. BLUSH FAUX FUR | 10. GOLD FOIL DOTS | 11. PINK METALLIC | 12. CABLE KNIT | 13. SWISS CROSS | 14. BURLAP JUTE | 15. GOLD CUFF | 16. CABLE CUFF | 17. VELVET SPARKLE | 18. MUDCLOTH | 19. GOLD FAIR ISLE | 20. WOOLY PLAID
We just got our Christmas cards from Minted to mail out and I wanted to share them with you! Last year we took our family photos at our cabin in Tahoe and we loved how the pictures turned out, so we decided to take them there again this year. I found a local Tahoe photographer, Brandi at Indigo Photography, to work with and she made the session so easy and fun. We took the pics at our annual friendsgiving weekend and so she was able to take our pics and some of our friend’s pictures as well. Win, win!
We went with Minted again to print our holiday cards because of their amazing selection of designs. There are so many great looking designs to choose from and they’re all fully customizable. For instance, if there a card design that you like and it says “Merry Christmas”, you can change it to say “Happy Holidays”. Easy peasy. Also another thing about Minted that I love is that I can have them print out all of the envelope addresses for me. Perfect way to make that pretty card complete is with a matching, just as pretty, printed envelope in a matching style. I used their concierge service last year and I’ll never go back! Oh and did I mention? We got matching STAMPS too?! You can’t get much better than that, right? Minted has thought of it all.
Here are our cards and some of our favorites pictures from our photo session with Brandi: