I have a confession. When it comes to mailing hand written cards these days, I feel guilty because I am so behind. I used to be pretty decent, having a list in my phone under memos or calendar events reminding me who to send thank you notes to. But after Jack's 1st birthday party, I was just horrible at sending the notes. There were so many people who brought gifts (although the invitation specifically said "Your presence is your present". I suppose people can't resist buying fun toys and cute clothes for a one-year-old. Of course we were so grateful for all of the gifts! But then came the thank you note process. I ended up doing online designed thank you cards that were emailed to guests that I didn't have physical addresses for, and some others got a hand-written note. But they got it months later. Insert sad/embarrassed face here. But then somehow the universe must have felt my dilemma and Postable sent me an email telling me about their awesome service. This remarkably clever site takes all the stress out of the address collection process, and makes the daunting task of writing thank you notes a breeze. And they actually mail the real cards for you! Not only that, but they offer cards from uber popular and talented designers like Rifle Paper Co, One Two Canoe, and Small Adventure, in addition to allowing you to create your own custom card.I was excited to partner with Postable to make a Thanksgiving card that we sent out to a few family and friends. It took mere minutes to make and I was able to send it out to a dozen people including my mom who posted a photo on Instagram showing the card she received.
With a holiday card in mind, I had Jamie take some photos of us one morning before JC left for work. Jack had a runny nose at the time and his patience was running a bit low. We attempted several family photos but the little guy wasn't really in the mood. Except for the moment Daddy went to get him a Boogie Wipe. Then Jamie caught a photo of just me and Jack. JC said I should just create a card with it since it was the best one. Even though it's cute, the perfectionist in me didn't want to send out a card of just me and Jack. That's just weird. Then after Daddy left for work, Jamie of course captured this cute shot of Jack in the living room clapping. But I really wanted all of us to be in the photo, so we made another attempt a few days later and it worked! This isn't the actual picture or design we decided to use for the holiday card, but it was a contender.You can check out this cute video to see more about how easy it is, or just try it for yourself. So easy and the fact that I could really create unique and personal cards at a great price point in mere minutes and not have to address them and mail them? That alone makes my holidays very happy. What are you doing for holiday cards this year?
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