A big thank you to Mixbook for sponsoring this post.
One of my favorite parts of the holidays is sending and receiving holiday photo cards.
I really, really like it.
It’s one of those things that I think some people might consider a chore, but that I actively anticipate and turn into kind of a big deal.
I enjoy every aspect of it from setting up a photo shoot (usually we do our own photo) and choosing the holiday card design to writing the cards and mailing them. I especially like thinking of our cards going out into the world, flying this way and that, until they reach their destination and arrive in a friend or relative’s mailbox to be opened.
And I love receiving holiday cards even more. Sometimes with photos, sometimes with notes and updates. Always a bit of connection with people we may not see regularly.
I already had a holiday photo shoot scheduled with my favorite Asheville-area photographer, Lenka Hattaway (she’s photographed the covers for both of my books as well as the photos for my chapter in Hand in Hand).
And as soon as I had the photos, I hopped onto Mixbook to find the perfect holiday card.
There are so many good holiday photo cards, though, and I was excited to try a few different ones this time.
I am partial to cards with one big photo, but also like sharing other photos so selected a few that had a single photo on the front but let you add one or more on the back as well.
These are the cards I chose (pictured clockwise from top left)…
But there are many other great ones as well.
The photo cards were easy to create, arrived promptly, and are beautiful high-quality prints.
I even ordered address labels while I was on Mixbook, to make the holiday card writing process quicker and easier. (While I enjoy writing the names and addresses of friends and family as I hold them in my thoughts, I don’t relish writing my own address over and over and over as I usually do.)
And so all that remains is to write the cards and mail them! This is the earliest I’ve ever had my holiday cards in hand and I am so excited about it!
I also want to give you the (super simple) instructions for making my favorite way to display the holiday cards that arrive in the mail :: a wreath! You can make one of these on your own, or enlist the kids to help with the painting.
How to Make a Holiday Card Wreath Display
- Use a utility knife to out a large wreath shape from sturdy cardboard.
- Paint. Let dry.
- Glue wooden clothespins all around the perimeter, with the clip part facing outward. I use a hot glue gun.
- As the cards arrive, add them to the wreath.
Disclaimer :: This post is sponsored by Mixbook and they sent me holiday cards for free to review. As always, all opinions expressed are mine.
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