Receiving Christmas cards every holiday season is my absolute favorite tradition. I love seeing families grow and change over the years. It is so fun getting to see life changes over the years. Whether that is adding a bundle of joy, getting married, or remembering a loved one, these cards remind me of when I was a little girl. I remember looking at the Christmas cards that my family would receive, and watching my mother arrange them on a card display that hung in our hallway. I remember her telling me about whom each card was from. To me, these cards remind of a time when people slowed down and took the time to write handwritten notes. Each family carefully chose a card design that fits their family. One of my favorite parts of looking at the cards was seeing the coordinating outfits. I love to see what color scheme families would choose to highlight their card design.
This year I decided to go with a simple city backdrop. In years past, we have always done a wooden background. I wanted to switch that up for this year. I didn’t want to go super formal, because last year we did more formal wear. I wanted our card this year to be fun and relaxed. I decide to wear this deep burgundy duster from Nordstrom (sold out but linked a similar option), and my favorite jeans from American Eagle. I knew Jeffrey hadn’t worn his cream pullover yet for a photo. So, I decided to base my colors off his pullover. I thought the burgundy would pop against the cream, but blend with the colors in the trees in the background. Luckily for us, my sister was available from Parker Photography to shoot our photo.
I typically order my Christmas cards through CVS Photo. I love that you can now get the cardstock cards with same-day pick up. These look just like the ones that you order from Shutterfly or Minted. There are thousands of designs and sizes to choose from based on what sediment you want to send. Plus, you don’t have to wait a week to receive the cards, and you can pick up stamps all in one trip! CVS is great about running a deep discount on their cards during the holiday season.
The key to making your card stand out is to select a card design that reflects your personality. I also use this rule when deciding what to wear. If you are comfortable and feel great in what you are wearing, then that will come across in the photos. Don’t worry about the pictures being perfect. The pictures that you are relaxed and yourself in will always end up being your favorite.
Check out our Christmas card photo from years past!
I think you can see a trend…red…same pose… I think we might need to switch it up a little more next year! We might just do a sitting pose…
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