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Friday Finds | CHRISTMAS CARDS

Hi friends! I promised that I wouldn’t  suffocate you all with talk of only Christmas for the next five weeks, but alas, this is time sensitive so I need to throw this topic out there – Christmas cards. Are you a fan?

Hang photo Christmas cards from stair garland

I’ll be honest, my love of receiving Christmas cards runs deep. It’s one of my favorite parts of December – going to the mailbox and finding those envelopes mixed in with the bills, opening them up, hearing from people we care about that we don’t get to see very often, and seeing how families have grown and changed over the last year!!

I have often tried to reign in how many cards I send out but I don’t know – there’s just something really special about this tradition of getting cards from people in the mail – although not quite the same as seeing someone in person, it seems a step up from well wishes broadcast via social media. I love religious cards, non-religious cards, and I adore photo cards! In fact Christmas cards are one of the main things I use to decorate throughout the holidays along with fresh greens.

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(I hang all our own cards AND all the cards we receive. By Christmas the house is plastered with happy smiling faces!!)

So what I’m trying to say is – DON’T EVER TAKE ME OFF YOUR CHRISTMAS CARD LIST – and I’m not stopping this tradition in my house anytime soon despite the fact that I have a senior in high school and my mother thinks the statute of limitations for sending out pictures of your kids is when they go off to college. NOPE. NOT STOPPING. DON’T CARE. If you think you should be getting a card from us and you don’t, it’s  probably because I don’t have the right address for you and your card from last year is still sitting on my kitchen counter 🙂

 

BEAUTIFUL CARDS & BOUNTIFUL CODES

Okay let’s get to it…….here’s roundup of some of my favorite sources for cardstock photo cards, and good deals you can take advantage of in the next few days and cross this off your list! (Keep in mind that you’ll be able to find sales and promos all through December so whatever you do, don’t pay full price anywhere!)

Just click on the photo to be taken to that design; affiliate links are included in this post. Read more about affiliate links here.  

 

•UPDATED FOR CYBER MONDAY DISCOUNTS•

MINTED 

20% off (code: CM2016)

Minted has such gorgeous quality cards. They are at the top of the price range but they offer free recipient addressing! Look how pretty this is!!

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Their cards are just so heavy and beautiful. If you are a stationery and paper lover you will appreciate this brand.

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Gold Foil Merry Christmas photo card Minted

Minted Peace On Earth Photo Card

Minted Joy To The World Christmas Photo Card

Minted Religious Christmas Photo Card

TINY PRINTS

50% off (code:  HAPPYMONDAY)

Tiny Prints cards are also on the pricier side but the quality is really lovely.

Tiny Prints Merriest Christmas Photo Card

Tiny Prints Merry Christmas Photo Card

Tiny Prints Married and Merry Photo Card

Tiny Prints Love and Joy Photo Card

SNAPFISH

70% off (code:  PEACE70)

Because I order a lot of cards I usually go with Snapfish or Shutterfly because they are less expensive, and I think the quality is still decent compared to other sites I’ve used over the years.

Christmas photo card with gold fold label

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SHUTTERFLY

30-50% off (code:  NAGQWRA4MD)

Shutterly Love Happiness Laughter Cheer Photo Card

Shutterfly photo Christmas card

Shutterfly Merry Christmas photo card

Shutterfly Glitter Merry Christmas Photo Card

 

Go shop and get this one Christmas to-do ticked off your list!

 

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Vel

Monday 21st of November 2016

Lisa, we are really birds of the same feather, I also love browsing thru the mail for Christmas cards! And I never throw them away! hahaha! I have a boxful now, especially the ones with photos, just a great keepsake from family and friends! I use Minted all the time. Hey maybe you can send me your address and I'll send you one of my Christmas cards and I would love to see yours too?! Have a wonderful Thanskgiving dear!

Shelley @ Calypso in the Country

Monday 21st of November 2016

I just ordered my Christmas cards for this year. We had family photos done in October so I am excited to send out professional looking ones this time. I also love hanging cards in my home. It's so nice to have them displayed where you can see the faces of people you care about. Over the years, people have definitely sent out fewer cards but I have no plans of stopping. It is one of the traditions I love! Shelley

Lisa

Monday 28th of November 2016

I love the Christmas card tradition too Shelley! It's one of my favorite parts of the season!