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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 says:

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

  2. 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!

  3. Shelly says:

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

  4. What a beautiful Christmas card!

  5. Kristina says:

    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 :)

  6. Kyla says:

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

  7. Mary says:

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

  8. Dana says:

    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!

  9. Gillian says:

    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!

  10. […] love for Minted is well-documented (see our save the dates, newlywed Christmas cards, and most recent Christmas cards), and ever since they launched a fine art collection, I’ve been keeping my eye on the […]


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