You know when you're just starting out on your own and you think "Oh nobody expects me to do stuff like
cook real food, pay bills on time or send Christmas cards! That stuff's for real adults who have lives
together." Well I passed that time probably 4 years ago but I still barely manage to send out holiday cards
to more than 5 people. While I don't exactly have my life together yet, I figured a good step in the
direction of adulthood would be to send Christmas cards this year.
For a few years now, my mom has included a little family newsletter with her cards. It updates everyone
on what's been happening all year (sometimes good and bad news) and is great for the friends and family
you don't see that often. I also love the idea of a photo card since it's doubles as a nice little
keepsake. I've put together a collection of my favourite
holiday cards from Minted. I'm having
trouble deciding on which design I want!
You want your card to stand out from the rest! All of these colourful cards are so beautiful and
- Make It Merry 2. Let's Be Jolly 3. Happiest Holiday
Infographics are such a cool way to incorporate the family news and milestones into your card. What a fun
way to recap the year.
- Family Year In Review 2. Ticket To Joy 3. Year In A Nutshell
If you really want to impress your
friends mom, then check out these cute holiday DIY's from the
Minted blog Julep :
I've been dying to try a scratch card DIY for a while and
this advent calendar is insanely
cute. The free download looks great and makes it super easy to create.
Whip a couple of these paper party balls
up in some Christmas colours and you got yourself some pretty festive decorations!
What about you? Are you doing anything this year to step up your holiday game?
What a great name for a painting, eh? This print I found on
Society6 really caught
my eye because of the striking colours, so I thought it would make a
great Huesday. This is the kind of piece I could sit and stare at for a while.
I know some people shy away from abstract art because they feel like they
don't "get it" but I personally think that if you look at a piece and
it makes you feel something, that's all that matters. Sometimes it's hard
to put into words what a painting is making you feel. When that happens, maybe
you should buy it!
I'm in love with this colour combo, emerald and navy together look so rich
and beautiful together! Dark jewel tones look great on everybody, even me with
my very fair skin. That emerald green wall look gorgeous too, it would make a
very striking accent wall. Beautiful dark colours like this actually make me
excited for cooler weather.
Birthdays usually bum me out a lot, but for some reason this year I'm actually looking forward
to it. A little bit. I've got a small get together planned with friends, my husband says he
has a surprise for me and my grandma is taking me out for lunch. Can't complain about
any of that! For reasons that can't be explained though, I just booked a haircut at a completely
new salon days before my birthday party, so maybe I should add a hat to my birthday wishlist here.
So after my hopefully-not-too-horrible but probably-not-very-good haircut, you can buy my
happiness with any of these suggestions. Or just tell me I look pretty.