Sunday, December 30, 2012

Our Christmas Card

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the three of us.

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This was the first year I actually got Christmas cards made and in the mail.

Okay, so I didn't get them and send them out until after Christmas, but better late than never, right?

Since I never did birth announcements for Nell, this was one way of assuaging my guilt, I suppose.

Plus, aren't real live legitimate adults supposed to send out Christmas cards?

We ordered ours from  I love all their beautiful card options!

And the proof they sent us for approval (shown above) looked great.

Sadly, the actual cards we received in the mail had a weird orange tint to all the photos, and the clarity wasn't great.  I can't say I was thrilled about that, so I'm not sure if we'll use minted again.

So if you receive an orange-ish card from us, well, all the sentiments of the card were intended, but the coloring as such was not.


  1. I know minted is the new "thing" right now, but i think they are horribly overpriced! We always stick with shutterfly. I've never had a color issue with might try it next year.

    1. Horribly overpriced? Folded cards at Minted are $1.63 apiece, and folded cards at Shutterfly are $1.59 apiece... seems pretty comparable to begin with, plus we had a 15% off code for Minted.

      The flat photo 'cards' are cheaper at either place, but we wanted to send out, as Nathan said, "cards that are actually cards," so we did!

      Seems to me like both websites have good options.

  2. The cards look lovely, but what a bummer about the orange tint to the cards. I think the timing is great - after all, you are still in the Christmas Season! :-)

    Wonderful pictures!