So y’all know I usually post pictures of cute critters on Mondays, but certainly not always! Sometimes there’s something else cute in my life that I really want to share (like our wedding photos that were posted on Monday a couple months ago!).
I was browsing Etsy a few days ago when I saw an ornament that read “Our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs.” Hey, I realized, that’ll be us! This was quickly followed by another realization; maybe we should send out Christmas cards. Isn’t sending Christmas cards one of those things you’re supposed to do as ‘an adult?’ The problem is that, as I’m sure you realize, I’m not really the type of person who’s happy with mailing things “out of a box.” I like giving handmade gifts, I made Easter and Mother’s Day cards this year, and I even made our wedding invitations! A box of cards from the store just doesn’t seem “us,” but I’m honestly a little carded-out at the moment. I’ve made a lot of invitations and thank you cards recently!
That’s why I was pretty excited when I realized that Minted.com has way more than wedding invitations and save the date cards. I kept seeing the website advertised in emails from various wedding websites I’d visited, but I didn’t know it had such a variety of non-wedding items, too. The holiday card collection, in particular, caught my eye because it’s fun. In a nice way, not a goofy way. The cards are classy, customizable, and look like they’re designed by creative people.
So now I have a problem – I like too many of the designs! Oh, and I have too many “favorite” wedding photos to choose from, plus Papi Chulo is currently out to sea so I can’t badger him for an opinion. That means I need your help picking which card design and photo to use! It was really hard to narrow it down, but I finally picked out my top three choices:
This first card is a favorite because it has hand-painted looking bunting on top and it’s foil pressed. I think theres’s something really cool about a Christmas card that shines! I also like the overall “handmade” vibe.
This “Merry and Married” card is fun and definitely fits the ‘our first Christmas’ theme! Plus, I like the hand lettered feel (you know how interested in hand lettering I’ve been recently!)
And, of course, I had to search for something Hawaiian and found this Mele Kalikimaka card:
Now for the top photo choices! I already included my very favorite picture as a wallet-sized photo in thank you cards, so I don’t want to use a picture that’s too similar to that one. I really like this picture of us on a dock right next to the ceremony site. It would work well with the first card option.
This picture of us by the tree we got married under has been Papi Chulo’s favorite since he first saw it.
We do also have several “traditional” wedding portrait shots, too, like this one:
Now that you’ve seen my favorite options, I need your help! By the time Papi Chulo returns to port, it will be a little late to order custom-made cards and get them sent out from Hawaii, so I can’t bug him for help, but I also can’t make up my mind.
Which card design is your favorite?
Which photo do you think would look best with it?
Thanks so much for your help!
This was posted in collaboration with Minted, who gave me permission to post screenshots, but all opinions and dilemmas are my own!