Okay, back to today's post which is on our Christmas cards. This is the first year we've done one. I kind of always thought that only married people/people with kids sent out Christmas cards and I couldn't be more happy that we are finally married and able to send out our own. And just like all of the invitations for the wedding festivities, I decided to take these on myself.
Since we were a little behind the ball and didn't take any seasonal photos before the hubs started a really intense rotation for his residency program, I decided that a New Year's card might be more apropos, especially given the fact that we are going to have a very exciting 2015 due to our move across the country. Not to mention we had a very exciting 2014, you know, getting married and all. So a New Year's card it was!
As for the pinspiration, I have always admired the designs from Tiny Prints. I did a quick search on Pinterest using the terms "Tiny Prints" and "New Year's" and came up with a bunch of ideas. Does anyone else use Pinterest as if it was Google? I can't help myself! Here were my favorites:
|Clockwise from top: here, here, here & here|
Because I recreated their design in InDesign, I was able to make customizations that I wouldn't have been able to make in their program. I removed the "Enjoy 2014" box they used in order to fit more of our picture in. I was also able to squeeze more text and change the fonts a bit. I love the way they turned out. They tell the tale of our past year: graduation, wedding, honeymoon, selling the house and then give a glimpse of our future in San Francisco.
I ended up ordering them through Vistaprint, saving more than $60 that way. I even customized the back since Vistaprint offers free color printing on the backside.
I can't wait for them to arrive so I can get them addressed and mailed out! Happy holidays!