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Christmas Cards

December 13th, 2010

We received our Christmas card order last week, they’re so lovely, probably the best ones we’ve done so far. I am quite happy with them, and I’m super excited to send them out.

I set to work addressing all the cards, it’s always fun to go through the Christmas list and think about all the people on there and what they’ve been up to this year. Our list is long, but not too long. It’s filled with family members and friends – some old, some new – clients, professional friends and a few random people we’ve met throughout our lives. Some of them we don’t talk to much anymore, others we speak to several times a week. One thing keeps them all on the list, we appreciate the part they have played in our lives past or present.

I really enjoy getting cards in my mailbox from friends and family. I love seeing photos of my college girlfriend’s kids, seeing how much they’ve grown each year. I love reading Christmas letters from friends I don’t talk to near enough, hearing about the year they’ve had. Christmas cards really are a way to connect with those in our lives that we don’t want to lose touch with.

After checking everyone off of my Christmas list I ended up with a lot of extra cards. Since I had them printed and I don’t want any of these fabulous cards to go to waste, I thought I’d send them out to some of my readers. You always make my day when you read and comment on my blog, so you should be on my Christmas list. If you would like to receive one of our Christmas cards, send me your address via the contact link to the right. I’ll keep sending them out until I run out (then you might get one of last year’s of which I still have hundreds in a box).

Do you enjoy getting Christmas cards in your mailbox?

18 Comments to “Christmas Cards”
  1. Jennifer Fisk on December 13, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Just beautiful.

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  2. christine on December 13, 2010 at 8:41 am


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  3. Denise on December 13, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I love them. Well done!

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  4. Mandy on December 13, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Good morning! Your cards are wonderful this year! I just found your corner of the internet and am truly enjoying it.

    One question about today’s post – where did you have your cards printed? I usually use White House Custom Color but I haven’t been happy with the weight of the paper for their press printed cards. I love them though and wish they had thicker paper. Did you use a local printer or someone online?


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    • Susy on December 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

      I had them printed at Got Print their service was quick and the on-line ordering & uploading, proofing etc was super easy. I found that their paper is quick thick and substantial. Last year we used the 100pt recycled and it was a little flimsier than the 14pt glossy we chose for this year’s card. Send me your address via the contact link to the right and I’ll mail one off to you so you can see what it’s like.

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  5. kristin @ going country on December 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I do. I even love the family newsletter things–satisfies the voyeur in me.

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  6. Donna B. on December 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I was waiting to see which photo you used! Those are GORGEOUS!
    Especially love the custom envelope too… gosh, you are so great at things like this! I wanted to do a Christmas card this year – but alas time has gotten away from me.
    And your card from last year – PERFECTION! I love how Dexter is a bulkier cat! hehe~ ♥

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    • Susy on December 13, 2010 at 11:06 am

      Just a postcard, no envelopes involved.

      We too love that Dexter is a chunky cat, we’re partial to big cats!

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  7. Morgan G on December 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Yes, absolutely! I love receiving and decorating the house with the faces of family, friends and – in a lot of cases – their pets! We have never done postcards, but these are certainly inspiring.

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  8. Amy @ Homestead Revival on December 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    These are spectacular! Nicely done, Susy! If it weren’t for Christmas cards, we would have virtually no contact with some of our friends just because we live across the country from them and life gets so busy. Christmas cards and photos of families definitely keeps us connected. To display my collection each year I took some fencing material and had my husband make a frame around it and then I use clothespins to hang them on the wire. I should have a post up on it soon for anyone who wants to see it.

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  9. Anne on December 13, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Stunning! I have yet to prepare mine, so I’m on a new brainwave.

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  10. melissa on December 13, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    oh those are lovely! I just ordered mine Friday (:o) so I’m hoping they come in time.

    I LOVE getting cards in the mail. I will definitely be sending you my address :)

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  11. Janet Anderson on December 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Gorgeous Photography! I do love getting cards and they rarely appear anymore but I won’t impose on you this year as I am in Canada. :-) As I said before you should market your cards, you have a wonderful sense of image and composition.

    Merry Christmas


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  12. Teri on December 13, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Now I am feeling guilty about not doing cards this year. I love Christmas cards. Just needed to eliminate something this year…..Your cards are beautiful!

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  14. David Grist on December 14, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Your cards are gorgeous. Great composition, as always. Great to see something done such care.

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  15. Sincerely, Emily on December 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Oh your cards are so beautiful!

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  16. Kathi Cook on December 12, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Just beautiful. One year I captured a very amateur photo of my orange cat playing with a tangle of christmas lights (plugged in) on the oriental carpet. It ended up being our favorite (and the only photo card we ever sent).I betting get moving on my cards, I just started.

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