our first Christmas cards:

December 23, 2010

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Our first Christmas cards as newlyweds! As much as I wanted to make diy Christmas cards this year, I really had no time. So when I got an email from Night Owl Paper Goods about a sale on holiday cards, I decided to go with that. plus, I really love that these are printed on wood. Plus they come with a 2011 calendar printed on the back, so useful! (I'm all about calendars this year I guess) They had so many nice designs, Nick liked this one the best though :)
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I designed a wrap around Christmas label for the envelopes but didn't get to take a picture. We got out of the hospital on Monday and I ran to the post office to send them off. I'm not sure if this will be a yearly thing for us, it kind of took me a while to get them together and I didn't even make them! (unlike Melanie's cute felt cards, which I'm sure took her a lot longer!) hehe. Did you send cards this year? I'd love to see pics if you blogged about it!

ps: in response to the comments below, I sent them in regular A6 envelope's (that I had leftover from the wedding, sweet!) and the postage was only .44 cents :)

37 hello's:

  1. Danni, your cards look so beautiful!

    I totally agree how much work Christmas cards can be, even the ones that are pre-designed. I went through Tiny Prints to get mine done & added a few touches of "Melissa" to them, so they'd be a little more personal.

    I blogged about them here.

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  2. They look so beautiful!!! And i love the fact they have a calender on the back!!

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  3. These are so beautiful, Danni! We sent these out this year: http://twoweasinapod.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-and-bright.html

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  4. Gorgeous! I just love Night Owl Paper Goods. =)

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  5. So pretty!! Did you use padded envelopes?

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  6. Love it! was the postage outrageous?

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  7. Those are POSITIVELY gorgeous.

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  8. they're so gorgeous! they put everyone else's christmas cards to shame.

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  9. i actually did make mine, and JUST posted about them! here's the link :)
    http://amylapi.com/creatingmyself/2010/12/merry-merry-christmas-cards.html

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  10. Gorgeous! We did pics and I'll blog about them tomorrow. Along with my Sugar Plum Fairy Christmas tree!

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  11. Love the cards over wood, there are indeed very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

    http://thesweetestoneoverthemoon.blogspot.com

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  12. Those are gorgeous and so unusual being on wood - did you send many of them out (and were they expensive?)

    I did make my own. I'm a would be artist and draw and paint when I get time outside of the 9-5! I've designed a range of cards featuring my two pups and also a sort of quirky townscape. My Christmas cards are here:

    http://pointypix.blogspot.com/2010/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! x

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  13. LOVE this idea!! i'll have to remember to do this for next year!! will you remind me!! ;)

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  14. Those cards are gorgeous Danni! I'm really ashamed now that I didn't get to send out Xmas cards this year. Our first time being married and not sending Xmas cards. I wanted to send them out Monday but J insisted it was too late. We never got around to taking a good photo. I LOVE your card so I'm going to file that one away for next year (or as I'm thinking maybe Valentine's or Chinese New Year Cards instead). Merry Christmas!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  15. Your holiday cards are beautiful! I so badly wanted to make cards with our engagement photos & that didn't happen. I downgraded to ordering cards with our engagement photos & that didn't happen. At the last minute, we sent our regular cards. The holidays get so busy!

    Happy Holidays!

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  16. Such a beautiful color. I like that you didn't choose traditional holiday coloring!

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  17. Love the calendar on the back, such a good idea!

    I did a really simple (read: last minute) card design and just printed it on photo paper:
    http://blog.aquickstudyonline.com/2010/12/christmas-card-2010/

    I also put the design into a free printable for menus/ invitations/ notecards :)
    http://blog.aquickstudyonline.com/2010/12/free-christmas-note-card-menu-invite-printable/

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  18. yours are oh so beautiful! i love the design.

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  19. you dont even know how much i love the card!! i opened it and kind of geeked out, and tim made fun of me, of course!! we taped most of our cards to teh inside of our front door, so i can see them and think of the lovely people who sent them when i am leaving the house. but, i cant tape yours to my door! its toooo nice. i have it on my fridge :)

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  20. Your card is beautiful and I'm glad to hear Nick is feeling much better! I finally sent my cards out yesterday...better late than never! This is the holiday card I designed this year, http://mistylucas.com/card-a-week/

    Merry Christmas!

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  21. so cute - love the idea of having the calendar on the back! will have to remember for next year~!

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  22. I made postcards,
    I wanted to make something a little different:

    http://iamthebee.blogspot.com/2010/12/be-merry-postcards.html

    happy Christmas to you both!
    I hope that N. feels 100% well asap! :):)

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  23. How beautiful and exciting!!!

    I love the wood cards and the design.

    Looking forward to receiving your little calendar! I bought one! :)

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  24. I love that they're printed on wood. So Danni!

    Happy Holidays girlie!

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  25. How really sweet!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS DANNI AND NICK!

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  26. I love the design you guys chose! As much as I love to do things the DIY-way as much as possible, sometimes it's hard to resist adorable pre-made options, especially when time is running low. I hope your first Christmas as newlyweds is as joyous as your cards are beautiful! Happy Holidays!

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  27. Danni, those cards are gorgeous!! Love it!! And I'm sure everyone you've sent them to thought exactly that!! Merry Christmas & Happy New Years! xo

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  28. merry christmas, danni! those cards are so lovely!

    i also thought i didn't have too much time to craft a wonderful handmade cards this year, but ended up making one anyway for a few close relatives:
    http://loveardently.com/blog/2010/12/26/merry-christmas/

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  29. They look just perfect! Happy new year!

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  30. awe, they're beautiful!
    it's time for me to start thinking about wedding invitations ~ yay!

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  31. i LOVE how your cards turned out! night owl's wooden cards have always been one of my faves and your christmas cards look great -- especially love the calendar on the back; that would give me a perfect reason to hang onto it because i always feel sad when i have to throw out the year's xmas cards.

    here's a link to our christmas card this year: http://the-stationery-place.blogspot.com/2010/12/our-christmas-cards-2010.html

    i also made a few of these as a back-up card :) http://the-stationery-place.blogspot.com/2010/12/quick-christmas-ideas-ribbon-tree-cards.html

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  32. are you joking me? these are gorgeous!

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  33. Hello,
    When I design custom invitations, I offer to design custom postage for my clients to complete the look of their invitation package. The party starts when the guests open their invitations, so setting the tone of the party with the invitation is important. But even before the envelope is opened, the first impression the guest has of the invitation is what’s on the outside.

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  34. I love these wooden Christmas cards. I usually make mine each year and you are right about the time that goes into them. I usually make an ornament out of our card. I ship them in boxes too:) Let's just say my Christmas list isn't super big:)They are almost like little gifts and do not cost .44 to mail. But I love to make them each year but I have scaled back on the deign lately. I hate to see sending Christmas cards through the mail go away but it's happening.

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