Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Card(s) 2013

  I say it every year, but I'm always relatively unenthusiastic about creating my own Christmas cards... until I get my pictures back from Kelly. She always does a FABULOUS job and leaves me with lots of great pics to work with.  This year I did a double sided card printed on a thick, pear cardstock and this was the front:

and this was the back...
As you probably know, I'm a total "Instagram-aholic" and so I also made an "insert" using a bunch of our IG photos from the year.  This was also 5x7 pearl cardstock, but when it printed it had rounded corners as well.
I LOOOOOOOVE our Fall pics, and we'll definitely continue to do them, but I feel like this is such a fun recap of our entire year.  I will probably do this in addition to my traditional card from now on :) 
Now for all the FABULOUS fall pics...

This pic just makes me swoon.  He's my only brown-eyed child and this is a "look" we get a lot.

When did my baby turn into a little boy?!?!?!  He looks so big in this pic!

One word: dimple :)

Girly wasn't quite sitting up when we took the pictures, which made it a bit of a challenge, but we improvised...

I shared the next two "brother" pics before, but I love them so much I'm sharing again:

One with sister in the mix... she looks thrilled, right?!?!?!

I was tempted to use this one on our card simply because it captures Mason to a T, but Dave said I couldn't since you could see everyone's face but mine. hahaha

THIS pic might be my absolute favorite.  I love everything about it.

Kisses and elbow patches.  I die. 

And just in case you were about to ask....
Luke's outfit
Checked shirt is from Boden, but it's sold out.  HERE is a cute shirt that Mason is probably going to wear in our Spring pics (yes... I'm nuts and already have an idea for Spring pics)
His vest and jeans are both from the GAP outlet, but HERE is another puffer vest I love.  It would be a fabulous color for pictures.

Mason's Outfit:
Mason's sweater is still in stock at GAP online (click HERE) in the exact color he's wearing, but my local store had it in stock in Navy as well (he wore that for Santa pictures last weekend)

Griffin's Outfit: 
Griffin's outfit I actually bought at consignment... her tights and corduroy shorts are from GAP and her mustard coat is Janie and Jack.   If you have a little girl who's a bigger size (7-16) THIS coat by Jessica Simpson is TO DIE FOR!!!Her cream shirt underneath I picked up at GAP outlet.  Her baby moccs are also from GAP (THIS pair is a little bit lighter than hers). 

Me and Dave:
Dave's sweater and polo are both American Eagle from who knows when (that man NEVER buys himself clothes).  THESE are the polos that he has in every color.  My sweater is from Altard State and I LOVE it.  Unfortunately I picked it up last winter so it's long gone by now, but they have lots of other cute sweater options like THIS one.  My earrings are THIS PAIR by Stella and Dot and my scarf is from Old Navy a couple of years ago, but THIS is a cute option from Amazon that I think I might like even better!  My boots are the Manchester II by Bed Stu and you can find them HERE.  Every time I wear them I get TONS of compliments. 


  1. You did a fabulous job on your Christmas cards--I love the front and the back!!
    The IG insert is a great idea.
    Such beautiful family photos!

  2. What sweet little pictures, Andrea! Have a great Christmas!

  3. LOVE all the pictures and love all your outfits too...great color choices!!! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!!

  4. Oh my goodness! I love every single picture!! I just love your sweet family so much :).

  5. What beautiful photos! Love your Christmas card too! Merry Christmas Andrea :)

    I featured my card today too!

  6. Wow! All of your pics are AMAZING!!!!!!!! Kisses, elbow patches, leopard, AND Cora earrings? SERIOUSLY dying.