Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cards and their must haves

I am so excited to say we are finally finished addressing our Christmas Cards
I know I promise to post our card on here and I will but so many of my friends and family that will be recieving the cards also follow me on here so I want them to see the card in person first
So later this week I promise!!

While addressing our cards there were a few must haves for me

1. I love picture cards. 
To me it makes them much more personal and its fun to see how people change from year to year through their Christmas Cards.
This year Andrew and I ordered our cards through shutterfly.
We ordered our save the dates through them for the wedding and they were exactly what we wanted
Simple and Sweet
( Our invitations were amazing so we went with the basics for save the dates!)

They were so fast 
(we ordered and recieve in two days!!)
and when we got them they were just right.

2. Return Address Stamp
Since Andrew and I were mailing out 100+ Christmas cards this was a must have.
( Its a huge southern tradition to mail out your first Christmas Card to all attending wedding guests!)
We should have invested in this after the wedding for our million thank you notes but our brains were back to functioning after the long honeymoon :)
After tons of searching we settled on this amazing little shop we found through etsy called

It was super affordable
It's probably to late for Christmas but I would recommend them for any addressing needs you may have in the future!
 ( compared to some that will charge you almost $100)
Here is what our finished product looked like
The only thing I wish I would have chosen her pre-inked option 
but now I have the option of choosing the color of my stamp to fit the occasion.
Currently our stamp is Red for the Holidays!!

So what are you using to get your holiday cards ready??


  1. Super cute stamp! I need to invest in one of those. I'm still working on our Christmas cards. We had more this year because we're sending them to all of our wedding guests, too. I'm also including a photo or two of each guest from the wedding, which is why it's taking me a bit longer to get all of the cards done. :)

  2. I love shutterfly and I love how your save the dates turned out! I am currently working on mine and hope to get them in the mail after the holidays. Great idea with the rubber stamp! I'm going to have to check out this etsy shop!

  3. I love your stamp! I want one! :) Shutterfly is so fast! We ordered our Christmas cards through them too!

  4. We aren't sending out Christmas cards this year, but I just put our save the dates in the mail yesterday! I got an embosser made with my monogram in the middle and our address in a circle around it. They looked so good, but they we're really hard to press down all the way!

  5. So cute!! I ordered a rubber stamp just for our Christmas cards this year & am SO glad I did! Umm I can't remember if I have said this before, but I live in NC too! ;)

  6. I'm not doing holiday cards this year... instead, my family is going to do a New Year's card! We're planning to get rubber stamps! I've heard they are the best. Happy Holidays!

  7. So cute loved your guys save the date!new follower lovin the blog. -- nichole