by Amy Hayden
I must admit, I am a huge fan of the whole Christmas season. The songs, the decorations, the anticipation of Santa Clause, and the whole spirit of giving just puts me in a festive mood. But one of my favorite parts of Christmas is connecting to friends and family I tend to lose touch with throughout the year. I love nothing more than a Christmas card with a photo of some of my favorite people!! Most holiday cards get read and placed in a cheerful Christmas mailbox on our kitchen counter. The photo cards, however, have a special place of honor on my mantel!
Tiny Prints makes awesome cards for moms like me- those of us who are amateur photographers of our family’s every activity, who need a card that is easy to create, yet stylish enough to send to friends and family, with hopes of ending up on their mantels! When I first visited tinyprints.com, I was excited to see very professional options for my family’s holiday cards. The rounded corners, the folded cards, the tri-folds, the multi-photo cards; the options are truly endless. A helpful feature is the “favorites” heart under each card you can click if you like a particular card. I found this to be extremely helpful as I perused the more than 450 holiday card options. Even if everyone you know uses Tiny Prints this holiday season, the multitude of options and the personalization of your own photos and messages ensures that no two cards will be alike! After narrowing down my favorites, (easier said than done!) I decided that I have to have one of the beautiful rounded corner cards. I love the simple elegance of this shape on heavy cardstock, with a single family photo.
My holiday shopping may take months to complete, but I know I can easily complete my holiday cards as soon as I can get my family together for a group picture. Many thanks to Tiny Prints for making ONE of the million things on my holiday to-do list so easy and fun!
PS- My holiday card tip? Stick your envelopes and address book in your purse and address a few envelopes any time you have a few minutes to spare. I have been known to fill mine out in the waiting room at the doctor, during a faculty meeting, or even in my car while waiting in the ATM line!