The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway!)

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Yep! I’m talking holiday cards. I love picking them out every year. I love trying to get them in the mail on December 1 – it just feels like the start of the Christmas season to me. Sometimes I make my deadline, sometimes I don’t, but I always love the process of selecting our cards, the photos and the message. Of course, doing this in the year 2012 is much easier and WAY more fun than it was in 2000 when my designer husband was forced to make us unique cards every year. Now you have your choice of custom cards, but there is one company that I prefer because their quality stands out. So, over the past week I’ve been distracting myself from the election & post-election nonsense by browsing the holiday cards at Tiny Prints.

I love their range of styles and messages. They have clever ways to disguise a “holiday letter” as a pretty card which I adore. Yes, I’m one of those people who actually likes to get brag letters (as long as they don’t include your kid’s IQ score), so doing it in the card itself appeals to me. Here are a few of the designs I’m considering:

I love a good chevron [modern chevron]

I really like the simplicity of this one but it may be to Christmasy for me [blissful border]

I love how the try-fold cards make a “brag letter” more bearable! [woodland greetings]

the storyline is a good way to do a holiday update letter, too!

I’m sure I’ll do my typical thing and make up 3 or 4 designs then make my graphic designer husband pick the best.

Are you ready to get started on your cards yet? Tiny Prints is offering a giveaway for one of my readers: $50 off any Tiny Prints order (excludes shipping, cannot be combined with other promos, expires 12/14/12). To enter, leave a comment here by midnight EST Monday night, 11/12/12 and I’ll pick a winner at random.

Whether you win the giveaway or not Tiny Prints has some great special offers right now. When do you start on your cards? Are you for or against the holiday letter? Photos: just the kids or do you get in the picture too? Tell me your card strategy!

Disclosure: Tiny Prints is giving me a credit toward my holiday card order and providing a giveaway for my readers in exchange for this postI only share products that my family  has used, so I can attest to their quality. 

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17 thoughts on “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway!)

  1. i was just thinking last night about getting mine started! i’ve never enjoyed holiday cards as much as i have since Miles has joined us. 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    I LOVE making holiday cards every year, too. With the baby due on Dec. 30, we are thinking about sending New Year/birth announcement cards this year, which is nice and fine, but I’ll miss doing a Christmas one. I always have to mail mine on Dec. 1st, too! Maybe I’ll send a Christmas card of G to family! 😉

  3. I’ll start working on our cards in about a week or two. We always include pictures so that’s step one. We also always use Tiny Prints so browsing those designs are step 2. I’m actually contemplating a happy new year card rather than holiday. Hmm…

  4. ashley says:

    we just had our family photos taken this week! im a long time tiny prints customer so I will be browsing designs hopefully next week.

  5. Ooo I love Tiny Prints! I used them last year, beautiful cards. I need to get on top getting my Christmas cards together, how is thanksgiving like two weeks away?!

  6. Julie says:

    Every year I have great intentions of making an awesome card, but then somehow time flies and I find myself with just a few days to take a beautiful picture, design a card, and then wait for them to arrive. I would love to win, TinyPrints are all so gorgeous. Hopefully that will motivate me to get started right away on this years cards.

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