Today Jenny and I are SO excited to give you guys a sneak peek at our family Christmas cards!! Last year was the first time Jon and I sent out Christmas cards and since having Soren we really love the opportunity to share photos and a special note with our family and friends. Also, Christmas is the best and getting cards in the mail makes everything awesome. ;)
You might remember us mentioning our event shenanigans a few weeks ago. An excuse to have girl time and dress up? Amen. Minted, one of our favorite companies, has been hosting a handful of Makers Nights in Atlanta. We got the opportunity to attend a few; one making inspiration boards with the loverly Joni of Lay Baby Lay and the second with Minted and Southern Living for a "Cake and Cards" event! It was SUCH a special treat to spend an evening with creatives, put together our Christmas cards and enjoying the BEST cake in the universe thanks to Southern Living. Jenny and I were in heaven. :) I mean...being creative AND eating sweets?! Yes, always and forever.
For the event, we each pre-ordered our Christmas cards. Honestly, it probably took me over 3+ hours of scrolling through the Minted site trying to figure out which cards to pick! I finally settled on these gorgeous and frame-worthy "Love and Joy" cards. I loved being able to put our photos on the back along with a little message. Not to mention all of the precious details like the envelope insert, address printing and return address stickers. They came together beautifully and I'm trying to figure out how to top them next year...probably not going to happen!
Jenny picked these gorgeous foiled cards to send out to her family and friends. This photo doesn't do the foil justice. It's so shiny and stunning in person. I think having options to pick a card with a decorated front and adding photos to the back is a great way to take the pressure off of including the "perfect" photo to the front of your card. BUT if you have a killer photo you want to display on the front they only have about 1 million options for you. ;)
Check out some photos from the "Cakes and Cards" event in the slideshow below! All of these shots were taken by the crazy talented Morgan of Morgan Blake Photography who we have a major girl crush on.
GIVEAWAY TIME!!! -- That's right! We couldn't show you these beautiful cards without offering a killer giveaway! Minted was incredibly generous and is offering one of you the chance to win a $350 gift card to their shop!!!! Pick out your perfect Christmas cards and the works! One winner will be selected at random and announced within the week. Enter using rafflecoper below! Hooray and best wishes to you all!