Total Basset Case: So This is Love

Dec 5, 2016

So This is Love

I always put a lot of thought into our Christmas cards and start planning them pretty early on.
Where they're going to be taken, who is taking them, what we are wearing, what Floyd is going to wear, etc.
So when we found out Little Mister was going to (we thought!) be born right in middle of the holiday season, I knew trying to orchestrate Christmas cards would probably be far too difficult.  So I decided it was it would be my plan to send out New Years cards.
I had even picked out an adorable one on Minted that I was going to customize to say 
'New Year, New Baby New Adventure'.
I had it all planned out in my head, and I have to say, it was quite adorable.

Well we all know by now the story and I guess Little Mister was not into the idea of New Years cards and he wanted to be included in this years Christmas cards ;)
Once life settled down a little, it was back to the drawing board on Minted.
This was my first year using Minted and I have to say I was quite impressed.  From their hundreds of options to the ability to customize just about any aspect of the card, I was in heaven (one may even say on the verge of overwhelmed) trying to nail down just one I liked.  I think at one point I had 15-20 in my 'favorites' selection. 
One thing I did know is that I wanted a postcard version this year.
Cheaper postage, no envelopes to deal with and I just think they're cute!
After quite the deliberation and consulting with Mister, we finally decided on this years winner and I have to say I love it!
Now getting the photo was a whole other adventure ;)
Trying to get a newborn to look semi perky and a basset hound to look 1/2 interested is quite the feat.  Thank goodness for tripods and self timers.  

Besides all of the adorable options to choose from, my other favorite feature of Minted is that they address your cards for you! I simply copy and pasted my Christmas card list into their form and they came to my house addressed and just needed a stamp.  This mama really appreciates anything that saves her time! 

And because of Little Mister's timing, I used our cards as a mini announcement as well.  Two birds, one card.
I am happy to say the cards have been sent out and already gracing some mailboxes.  Consider this your virtual card ;)
Happy Holidays!

*I was provided these cards but opinions are all my own


Anne said...

Just so dang adorable!!

Blair said...

Too cute!

alexie said...

Sooo cute :O)

Anne said...

Oh these turned out so great! Back to the drawing board worked out pretty well, especially with the birth announcement combo :) And good call on postcards!

The Lady Okie said...

I did postcards a few years ago for our cards, and I thought they were so fun! Love how yours turned out.