Are you asking yourself if she’s really talking about what you think she’s talking about? Ha. Yep, you got it. I’m talking about Christmas today! Ok, someone say it, please. Just say it. Say, “IT”S NOT EVEN NOVEMBER YET?” Ok, I’m glad someone said it. Lol. But seriously, I used to be one of those people who was on top of everything or at least stressed about being on top of everything. But, this year, I’m letting the stress of Christmas cards go out the window by ordering them in October and I’m challenging you to Think Non-Traditional for Christmas Cards and get yours ordered as well. Also, make sure to stick around and enter to win a $100 gift card to Minted that’s linked up at the bottom of this post.
I know you are getting ready to ask me what I mean when I say “Think Non-Traditional for Christmas Cards”. I’ll get to that in a minute, but let me show you a couple inspirational cards that fit this thinking and see if you can draw any conclusions.
Heaven and Nature Sing
Foil Joyful Wishes
Did you catch my drift? Look at the clothing choices in the above photographs. None of the photographs show families decked out in Fall outfits. There’s no plaid, Christmas trees, or hot cocoa. Not to say that I don’t love all of those things, because I so adore them. But, it’s just an easy reminder that you can have GORGEOUS Christmas cards without having perfectly Christmas-type outfits.
For me, this so helps because by the time I usually think about having a cute outfit or actually get around to getting our family ready for Christmas-type photos… it’s way too late in the season to get my Christmas cards ordered and sent out.
So, are you ready to see more? Would you like to use that perfect beach photograph from your latest vacation on your Christmas card? Minted has lots of options for going the non-traditional route in regards to style, pattern and color.
I’m going to round a few more of my favorites up for you.
Since I haven’t gotten Christmas cards out in a few years, I just wanted it to be simple and fun this year. Right before Greyson started Kindergarten, I took him to a park and did a five minute photo session with him. The outfit wasn’t thought out, I let him pick the location, the sun was up at mid-day… none of these things gave me the perfect session. But you know what, I got a few photos that are not what one would call amazing, but to me they are some of my favorites ever. I got him laughing, caught a snarky look in his eye and just captured his mischievous self.
For the Christmas cards to match the photo style, I knew I needed something simple yet striking.
He’s one cute kiddo if I do say so myself. =)
So, I hope I’ve inspired you to pick your favorite photo for this year’s Christmas card and go for a non-traditional style. They are so cute!
Are you interested in entering to win $100 from Minted to choose a Christmas card for yourself?
Enter to win below!
*Minted collaborated with me on this post, but as always, my words are my own.
Love the one’s with the foil details!
Me too! They are so unique.
Huge Christmas card fan, and these are super great quality. Love them all!!
I’ve fallen off the Christmas card train, but I love them so I’m excited to get them out this year.
Great post! Your card this year is ADORABLE!
I love minted! The peaceful snow card you shared is my favorite!
Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling
Definitely a cutie!! Great card choice.
Thanks Amy! Clean and simple…that’s my new motto.
I love the Its A Wonderful Life Card! So many fabulous things there!
Me too! Thanks for stopping by Ashley!
Corinna - A Designer At Home
I’m a huge fan of all their foil cards. A sample was included in a recent fabric purchase of mineand it’s seriously the prettiest thing ever!
Heck yes. The foil is definitely a really cool element. I actually ordered an artwork piece for the ORC that has foil. It’s pretty cool!
I really like the foil cards. my favorite is probably the handlettered charm. it’s elegant and sparkles!
Me too! The foil is so different. Thanks for stopping by!
I love the It’s a Wonderful Life card
That’s a really good one!
Life is Wonderful is my favorite design.
Love that one! Thanks for stopping by.
I like the our favorite time holiday photo cards
They are all so good, it’s totally hard to decide. Thanks so much for stopping by.
I love them all. The “Joy” is my favorite though.
I agree with you. They are all great.
I love the idea of a non-traditional Christmas card – the simplicity of the “Goodwill to Men” card is really compelling.
It is compelling!
My favorite is the JOY FILMSTRIP card.
Your card definitely inspired me to have a unique Christmas card. Hope I win!
Yay, I’m glad it inspired you. Good luck!
I love the Heaven and Nature Sing and the Glaze one! I’m definitely inspired now…
I love the idea of nontraditional Christmas cards and they are all beautiful
Me too! Stress free is just what I need this year.
I’m a big fan of minted and I’m digging their holiday cards
Me too! Thanks for stopping by Kelly Rae.
My favorite is photo booth filter christmas photo cards. I love the style because you can have sweet, silly and candid shots all on one card. 🙂
I love that one as well!
I like any of the ones with the foil on them!
Me too! Those are so different.
There’s so many to choose from! I love that site. I think my favorite is probably Peaceful Snow!
I know! Thanks Shannon.
I like the card you picked! Merry with the stars!
Heaven and Nature sing! They’re all seriously gorgeous though! You can’t lose!
That one is gorgeous!
Love the Merrily Ever After!! The gold foil is soon pretty
WooHoo – this is so exciting – I think my holiday cards just got a whole lot better. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway and picking a good winner!!! 😉
lol. So glad you won!
these are sooo beautiful! Extraordinary in fact! I love love love the Heave and Nature Sing especially!! Ty!!
They really are! I love that one as well.