Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Confessions of a Christmas Card Junkie

Last weekend when my girlfriends were in town we were chatting about Christmas cards.  Of course, I'm obsessed with them and I'm always in favor of them.  Like Kendall said "who doesn't love getting Christmas cards" ... I honestly don't care if it is of you and your cat, or you and the wall, I'd still like one.  please and thanks.  I am so not the person that thinks it's silly just because you don't have kids yet, or a ring on your finger.  And I remember the first year we were married I had those puppies out the day after Thanksgiving!  Then the next year I tried to do them myself and they turned out none too cute.  Those guys didn't make it outta the house and into anyone's mailbox. This year being absolutely crazy town with the baby coming, I thought I'd just skip it.... I thought I could resist.  But then ... did you SEE our maternity pictures?  {My girl Jessica Lorren knows how to make us look good, y'all}.  It would be a crime not to share that goodness.  So I hopped onto Minted last minute on Sunday evening and even used the tool where you upload your picture and it shows you all of your options.  It took me a while and JB periodically looked over my shoulder asking me... "hmmmm... you still haven't chosen one".  Patience, JB.  these things take time.  I ended up picking a Rifle looking one to no one's surprise.  You can even have them addressed, for you!!  I mean, this is genius.  There are backer options, which I indulged in.  And Liners!  I'm telling you Minted speaks my language.  The language of  paper love which I am fluent in.

Today is the last day for free 2-day shipping! 
And you get $25 for signing up through here.  
boom. awesome.

32 comments:

  1. Minted is amazing! Love how yours turned out... you two are such love birds :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  2. how could you not send cards with those gorg photos from jess?

    we skimped out this year. never had time for a family photo, so i'm just sending generic cards to most people. i did order a few with just a photo of the dog on it (oh, i'm just a crazy puppymom) for the few family members who are as obsessed with him as i am :)

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  3. Great looking people and awesome Christmas card!!!

    I love receiving cards as well :)

    I'm not brave enough for my own photo card.

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  4. Cannot wait for this to hit my mailbox!!! Saving a prime spot on my fridge! love you.

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  5. Oh dear, it looks wonderful - I cannot wait to get one (pretty please?). I am so obsessed with minted, too (you know me - no surprise there) - I actually ordered our cards from there last Saturday, they will get here tomorrow (and will hopefully be sent to the rest of the world by this weekend).

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  6. I took advantage of that $25 discount a few days ago when we ordered our cards, too! I love Minted, my only problem was narrowing down my choices - so many cute choices! Your cards turned out great, Sarah!

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  7. Haha I think it's awesome that we both posted about Christmas cards today, and we both said "boom" in our post. We were meant to be friends, Sarah. Except for that my post is about how lazy I am and how I've never sent out cards.... oops! :P

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  8. ahhh love that photo & i've heard awesome things about Minted! :)

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  9. ahhh love that photo & i've heard awesome things about Minted! :)

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  10. Beautiful card! We did ours through Minted as well, they do such a fabulous job!

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  11. STUNNING pics Sarah! I LOVE getting Xmas cards too, but have to admit ours this year SUCK big time! A few botched attempts, and I just finally took one before J left for work. I'd be all over this deal if we had a half-decent pic!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  12. Y'all's card is stunning. You make such a beautiful couple!

    p.s. thanks so much for that deal! Just ordered ours and I'm so excited about them :)

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  13. Oh gosh, these cards are so "you". Gorgeous! I'm in love with Christmas cards too! I just posted a few of my faves yesterday!

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  14. Ah-mazing. Everyone loves getting Christmas cards in the mail, because let's face it-snail mail is a real rarity these days. I wish I wasn't so busy or I'd be all over sending Christmas cards!

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  15. I can't even express how beautiful your maternity shoot photos are. You are completely radiant and the love between you and the hubs pours out of those photos! Your cards are going to be such a blessing!

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  16. this is gorgeous my sarebare! you two are so beautiful! i've never sent a christmas card :S thank i might be too late this year, so thinking next year will be my first :) looking forward to it already x

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  17. and p.s those photos that jessica got of you and JB are insane and out of this world!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is so talented! (and you guys are not very ugly)!

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  18. OBSESSED. Cant wait to send out our first set of christmas cards next year. hopefully domestically. fingers crossed.

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  19. Love MINTED! Got my MINTED Christmas cards in two days ago and they are addresses and ready to go! Just need stamps. And I totally agree, who doesn't love a Christmas card?!?!? I say none.

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  20. I also love Christmas Cards. We have moved a couple times this year so I sent out a panicked email to all friends and family with our new email address. :) They all must have thought I was off my rocker. :) It worked! We are getting Christmas cards everyday. :) Beautiful card!

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  21. oh STUNNING!

    i always say im NOT doing cards (this year included) because they seem so expensive... aaaaand then i go do them, anyway. because ANYTHING xmas related is a-ok in my book...

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  22. Love your Christmas card and the maternity pics are to die for. You are stunning!!

    xo

    www.soyouagree.com

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  23. FREAKING gorgeousness! I almost ordered some for Neal & I, and I thought oh but we aren't married is that weird? His name is so perfect for Christmas cards too! JOLLY =) I think we should do this next year though.

    I did save the photo with the lovely card template to put up on my blog for Christmas day though ;) ahaha.

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  24. I used Minted this year too! They rock! Your cards are stunning! XO

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  25. I just ordered my Save the Dates from Minted and I absolutely adored working with them. Beautiful maternity picture :)

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  26. ok.. your Christmas card is the most adorable!! your dress is stunning and you both give off a total bliss glow:)
    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!
    xo-the lane

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  27. I want a Jessica Lorren in my life!

    Sade, you are radiant even sans an incredible photog. Can't wait to see that little bebe when he makes his appearance!

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  28. Absolutely LOVE your card!!! So glad you did it x

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  29. Obsessed. Such a beautiful card :)

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  30. SUCH a gorgeous Christmas card - in LOVE!! xoxo

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