Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a Holiday fanatic. I got a bit behind on Halloween décor because I’ve been busy at my day job. So, I’ve taken it upon myself to make up for by preparing for November and December like it’s a full time job. And, one that I take very seriously. That’s why today I’m so excited to team up with Basic Invite to give you a behind-the-scenes look at our Christmas Card process.
J and I love sending out holiday cards every season. They’re a great way to let old friends and family know you care. But, while I love getting all dressed up and posing for photos – J is not the biggest fan (hi, babe). It takes a whole heckuva’ lot of convincing, but he comes around every year, and always loves the finished product.
After I convince J to take the photos comes the fun part; picking out our outfits. The photos you see on these cards were from last year, and we tried to stick to a green/navy pallet which worked well. My advice is to choose one color that shows up in both of your outfits. This year, I’m thinking we’ll go with a burgundy.
We’ll be ordering our cards through Basic Invite, which is a company I was just recently introduced too, but am completely smitten with. Basic Invite specializes in creating truly custom invitations, stationary and holiday cards, and I just adore the print options they have. We’re talking unlimited Colors, Custom Samples and 40 different types of envelopes just to name a few. Right now, they have over 250 different Holiday Cards (including those in the photos shown here) that you can pick from. And, you can get 30% off your entire order with code “holi30”. You can find my favorites here, here and here.
Ok, so here’s why I love these cards. They send you all the samples! I picked out six different card options so I could see how our photo would look. I’ve had plenty of bad experiences where the cards at other stores don’t print right or just don’t look the way I had hoped. But, these all turned out beautifully. And, I could select my favorite early. I’ll be placing my order soon and hope to have them out just after Thanksgiving! Stay tuned on my social channels for the final Christmas Card Reveal.
Do you make your own holiday cards? I’d love to hear your process in the comments below!