Season’s Greetings!

Happy Friday everyone! 
We are in Michigan, YAY!! I do have to work today, but I’m so looking forward to having five days off in a row starting later on this afternoon! I can’t wait to just relax, sit by the fire, see friends, and spend time with family. It’s so nice to be back in my home state! 
Today, I just wanted share our Christmas card for 2012…
  I ordered our cards from Minted for the first time and I was thrilled with the finished product. They have the most adorable designs and I really like the one we ended up choosing. In the past I’ve ordered from Tiny Prints/Shutterfly and although the cards were nice, Minted’s products are definitely higher quality. While Minted’s cards do cost a little more, I think that they’re totally worth it and I will definitely be ordering from them again. 
As for the photo, my sweet friend Kelly them for us. I knew I definitely wanted to get the lake in the photo we’d use for the card, and originally I was just planning on using a photo we had already taken. However, when I started looking through our photos, I realized that so many of them that had the lake in the background we’re also wearing our bathing suits! And I’m sorry, I just was not going to send one of those types of cards 😉 So luckily Kelly was nice enough to come take some (fully-clothed) photos of us in front of the lake and I love this photo.Tahoe might not have much in the way of shopping or restaurants, but it does make for a good Christmas card! Plus, this is sort of my way to entice family/friends who haven’t seen where we live to come out and visit!
And then I ordered these address labels which I just loved: 
I thought it was so clever how they wrap around your envelope because I always worry about things unsealing after you send it out. 
So there you have it, our Christmas card for this year! Each holiday season, I get so excited about sending them out as it’s a tradition I really enjoy. I put photos up on FB/my blog all the time, but it’s nice to send mail once a year, and I know that some of our older relatives who aren’t super tech-savvy really enjoy it. What about you? Did you send out cards this year?
{I’m also linking up with Kelly’s Korner to share our card today!}
Now, my next project is going to be putting a book together for all of our Christmas cards that we can add to each year–but that will be something for January once things calm down and I have some spare time! 🙂
Last but not least, I realized I never announced the winner of my Shabby Apple Giveaway from last week…whoops! The winner is Mandee @ You Say It Best! Send me an email to claim your prize! 🙂
Have an amazing weekend everyone!! Xoxo
PS: If you haven’t voted for me yet in the Online Shoes contest, I’d really appreciate your support! Voting is really easy and you can win a free pair of boots!


  1. December 21, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    Wow, I love it. The photo is amazing, it almost doesn't even look like a real backdrop.

    Merry Christmas!!

    Wish I could help and vote for you, but I'm sure you understand haha! 🙂

  2. December 21, 2012 / 2:58 pm

    I LOVE your holiday card. The lake is beautiful! I also like how you included an actual message on the back. It makes it so much more personal!

  3. December 21, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    Your Christmas card is so cute! Love your beautiful family!!!

  4. December 21, 2012 / 4:56 pm

    I love your Christmas card!!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. December 21, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    Your card is so beautiful. Love it!! And what a sweet message on the back. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!! and Happy New Year!

  6. December 21, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    i love your card Jane! It is especially fortunate when you have a lovely backdrop as Tahoe 🙂

  7. December 22, 2012 / 1:42 am

    This is one of the most amazing cards I've seen. Beautiful!

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  9. December 22, 2012 / 3:17 pm

    Jane, I just love you cards! I love that you can include a short note with the picture. We send out the picture kinds and I feel a little silly not including anything else in the envelope! I may contact you next year to remind me where to buy these cards!

  10. December 22, 2012 / 6:25 pm

    your card is so cute! merry christmas, enjoy your time off!

  11. December 23, 2012 / 2:06 am

    The card is beautiful Jane! Love that picture! Happy holidays to you guys…so glad you get to be home with your family! xoxo steph

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