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Our 2016 Christmas Card


My love for sending Christmas cards is well-documented, and choosing our first cards featuring Charlie felt like such a special rite of passage! We had originally planned on sending birth announcements, but the way the timing worked out with getting things organized (turns out, organization with a newborn is not the easiest thing!), we ended up deciding to combine the announcement with our Christmas cards. It makes these Minted beauties even more special to us, and I’ve loved hearing from our family and friends as their cards arrived! I shared my favorite designs in this Christmas card round-up, and now I’m delighted to share the one we chose!


As you can see, we used photos from our newborn session with my sweet friend Callie of Nancy Ray Photography. For the front of the card, I fell in love with this photo paired with one of my other favorite designs that said “Let Heaven and Nature Sing” because I think it looks like baby Charlie is singing!! But, the “Christmas Blessings” card was our absolute favorite design, especially in the Winter Mint colorway that picked up the color of Charlie’s swaddle. The solution? We took advantage of Minted’s amazing customizability by changing the text from “Christmas Blessings” to “Let Heaven and Nature Sing.” Perfect!


We also very happily used Minted’s Address Assistant for the third time–I have most of our loved ones’ addresses already saved, and with a few quick updates for folks who have moved, it made addressing our envelopes SO easy.

What do you think of our finished card? Hugs to all who shared their favorites in my previous post! :)

Thank you so much to Minted for partnering with me on this post! They graciously provided our cards this year, but I would have used them even if they hadn’t :)






  1. Sadie Lewis

    December 14th, 2016 at 6:36 am

    These are gorgeous! May this special first Christmas for Charlie be filled with many blessings!

  2. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Thank you, Sadie! Same to Annabelle! :)

  3. kelsey | with a little grace

    December 14th, 2016 at 9:16 am

    It turned out beautifully! I am one of seven children, and for #5 (who was born in February) my mom combined our Christmas card, his birth announcement, and a “we’ve moved” card! haha!

  4. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Haha! Your mama sounds like a resourceful lady! :)

  5. Shelly

    December 14th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Beautiful card! love his name…and he was born on my daughter’s birthday. :)

  6. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Aww, thank you! It’s a good day to be born! :)

  7. Sarah Elizabeth

    December 14th, 2016 at 11:05 am

    What a beautiful Christmas card!

  8. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Thanks, Sarah! :)

  9. Kristina

    December 14th, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    They turned out so good!!! Wishing all of you a blessed Advent season and so much joy celebrating Christmas for the first time with Charlie :)

  10. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Thank you, Kristina! It has been so much fun already! :)

  11. Kyla

    December 14th, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Those are such sweet photos of your little family and Charlie! The design you chose is absolutely lovely too :)

  12. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Thank you so much, Kyla! :)

  13. Mary

    December 14th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Love it! Gotta get ours out this week! ????

  14. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Can’t wait to see Genevieve’s first Christmas card! <3

  15. Dana

    December 14th, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Got mine in the mail the other day! Was very hard to decide which side to display on the fridge…right now it’s exclusively Charlie, but Erik and I are going to switch it up every few days!

  16. Lisa

    December 16th, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Awwww! I’m glad you have options :)

  17. Gillian

    December 17th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    It is beautiful! Perfect card. We had a baby last December and I loved using minted to pick out a beautiful baby announcement. Merry Christmas!

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