Feliz Navidad Holiday Cards >> One caveat: Shutterfly designers are only able to proofread English text but if you trust your own proofreading skills, feel free to write your sentiments in Spanish!
Our friends over at GreatGets have put together a wonderful selection of the best Feliz Navidad Christmas cards for those wanting to add a bit of authentic Latina spice to their holiday greetings. They did the legwork for all of us and not surprisingly found a great collection of multi-cultural greeting cards on Tiny Prints. Like us, GreatGets loves Shutterfly quality paper choices, trim choices, and most of all their unparalleled value.
So whether you’re sending holiday cards to your Spanish speaking relatives or you’re simply looking to add a little multi-culturalism to your Christmas greetings, Feliz Navidad cards are a great way to communicate your warm winter wishes this season. Continue Reading →
Now that Halloween is behind us it is definitely time to begin thinking about this year's Christmas cards and invitations and looking for any and all special discounts and deals available. And voila – in steps Zazzle with its ever changing but always clearly visible, on site, promo codes, often with discounts up to 50% OFF! … Continue Reading →
The Best Ornament Holiday Cards!
By: Sarina and Christie
A few of our favorite ornament cards from Minted | Sno Soft Family Matching Pajamas
Christmas is coming! It's now time to start decorating your trees and sending out your holiday cards! When it comes to finding the cutest cards, we can always rely on Minted. Our absolute favorite ornament Christmas cards are on Minted!
In full disclosure, if we were ordering ornament cards today, we would probably choose Minted because we are truly in love with their designs! Aren't these darling!
Holiday Cards from Minted >> Ornament Cards
Halloween Photo Cards >> Minted
Sometime we get so caught up in tradition we forget to create new ones. If Halloween is your favorite holiday, consider sending Halloween photo cards to your friends and family. It is a great way to stay in touch and to share those special moments. Plus, if your photos are anything at all like these, they are way #toocute not to share. Continue Reading →
Rent a Sony a6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Are you hosting a special event or taking a vacation and want photos that are seriously better than the ones you can capture via your phone camera? Yet have no interest in investing in a professional photographer let alone spring for the cost of the equipment. Have we found an option for you! Rent from BorrowLenses.
We love this idea because seldom do most of us need a professional quality camera, it would be great to have occasionally. Yes, you do need to plan a bit in advance so it can be delivered to your door in time. But at least you will know that next time you need a camera you can again choose from the latest technology and will not be stuck with an outdated camera unsuited for your current needs.
Which Camera to Rent
Since we know so little about cameras, we have been reluctant to recommend any, but today we found this fabulous camera review by David Pogue on the Sony a6300 camera. And after checking that BorrowLenses actually carries this camera, felt compelled to share. According to the article this Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera retails for $1,150 with a lens ($998.00 for the body only) but BorrowLenses offers the exact same Sony a6300 mirrorless digital camera for $68.00 plus the cost of a lens of your choosing.
Think Holiday Cards!
One more thought >> BorrowLenses even offers a three day rental option for just $47.00 plus the cost of the lens which might be ideal if you want to spend an entire weekend trying to capture the perfect holiday card photo. They even have portrait packages that include all the equipment needed for taking perfect portraits. Continue Reading →
Holiday Card Envelopes
With the falling temperatures and changing of the leaves, it is time to get ready for the upcoming holiday frenzy! We know most of you do not start ordering your holiday cards until after Halloween, but you are beginning to explore your options. These days there are so many great holiday cards available, the question is where to begin, including what to do about your holiday card envelopes.
Here is our best advice.
- First choose which pictures you would like to include in your holiday card design.
- Next go to Minted and use their insert photo(s) option. This option is the best innovation in the world of holiday cards since the whole photo holiday card craze began because you will be able to tell immediately which cards work and which ones do not. This limits your options and makes choosing a design so much easier.
- Next you will need to decide whether you want to spend the extra for custom shapes and upgraded paper. We say, go for it but then again we save all of your cards, year in and year out, so we place value on all the little details.
- And finally, you will need to decide how you want your envelope to work. Yes, this is a fairly new twist to invitations and stationery and it is one we are obsessed with. As you know, we are all about first impressions. Invitations have always set the tone of a party and now even before your guest open your invitations, or in this case, holiday cards, you are using formerly unused space to send your messages of joy and peace and laughter, visually.
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It's that time of year. All of our favorite holiday card merchants are starting to announce the winners of this year's holiday card design contests. We already featured Minted's holiday card design winners and today Zazzle came out with their list of holiday card winning designs. In celebration, they are offering a whopping 60% Off holiday cards and everything you need for holiday greetings, pretty packages, and a great year ahead, including wrapping paper, invitations, labels, and calendars. Use Code: PREP4HOLIDAY at checkout (thru 10.18.15) Continue Reading →
How 2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love
We once again tip our hat to our friends over at MomMeMatch.com. Not only did they find darling big sister baby sister matching sleepwear, they then took it one step further and matched the outfits to their holiday card counterparts. As astounded as we are by the perfect matches, we are way more impressed with how the folks over at MomMeMatch clearly put a lot of thought into the entire process. All the elements in their suggested holiday photo cards reinforce the message of holiday love. What a lovely holiday theme! Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce this year's winners of Minted's annual holiday card design contest. For the 2015 design challenge more than 4,661 independent artists submitted entries and a record 2.4 million votes were cast. We are loving Oscar & Emma's 1st place design. From the list of winners, it was our hands down favorite. Truthfully, the 2nd and 3rd place designs seem a bit busy for our taste (although we do like the use of real foil), but we definitely agree that the rest of the cards deserve their place in the top ten. If you are not yet familiar with Minted, you should definitely check them out. They create some of the best quality stationery available and their 2015 holiday card winners are a step above the rest.
In celebration of all independent artists everywhere and their loyal & devoted customers, Minted is offering 20% OFF all Holiday Cards when you use promo code PREVIEW2015 now through September 28, 2015. Continue Reading →
Every once in a while we actually laugh out loud at something that comes across our Facebook feed. This morning we laughed ourselves silly over this You've Got Mail cartoon so wittily depicting something we have been harping on for ages >> No matter how formal or informal your party, mail your invitations! Those email invites not only get lost in all of our inboxes, they fail to elicit joy and excitement and a sense of anticipation in the recipient. And keep this cartoon in mind when you are tempted to email your thank you notes. A beautifully written handwritten note still makes a more thoughtful impression.