holiday cards 2018

Season’s greetings!

I was recently at a Christmas party where a bunch of girls were talking about sending out holiday cards. No shade to this group of ladies, but I quickly realized that this was just a thinly veiled way to bombard people with yet another wedding photo.

Now, I did this for our wedding thank you notes. And it was a cute picture, people said they liked it, they appreciated our handwritten and well-thought-out expressions of gratitude. But that’s probably as much as anyone cares to see from your wedding, am I right? Let’s not try to take up too many spots on refrigerators.

My only real motivation for sending out a holiday card was to bombard people with yet another photo of LOUISE because she is just the cutest. But we spent a lot of time and money on postage this year between the wedding invitations and the thank you notes, so I just really didn’t have it in me to go that route.

THEN, serendipitously, I was contacted by Helen from Paperless Post about doing a sponsored post for them! ‘Sup, Helen. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart for being the first individual in 7 years to contact me about something sponsored.

(“Helen” might be a bot but I don’t care.)

It just seemed right to spread my holiday cheer via Paperless Post.

Now naturally I can’t just go halfway with this. I saw on Facebook where they have pajamas that come in matching sets for you and your dog. Quickly realized these cost about a bazillion dollars even on Amazon so I thought hey, I can make these cheaper.

Have I mentioned I value my money much more than my time?

I hit Joann like a boss with coupons galore and whipped up some fleece jammies for the GS and I and Louise. Getting Louise to sit for a photo wearing something (she prefers to be in the nude) was honestly tougher than the sewing part. But here we are!


Louise ate many many Cheerios in order to pull this off.

It was really fun and easy to use Paperless Post. I browsed through the different designs, put my email addresses in, and sent! You can customize your colors and fonts, and add more addresses later if you forget people. It took me all of 10 minutes which was way easier (and greener!) than addressing envelopes.

So if you didn’t get around to it yet this year, it’s not too late! You can quickly send out a card (with or without a photo) to everyone in your address book. Or just those on the nice list.

Let’s take a moment to admire how pissed off Louise is about this outfit.


After all that the GS said “Couldn’t we have just used one of our wedding photos for this?”


Happy Holidays!

One Comment Add yours

  1. Kelly Townsend says:

    I’m going to need a copy of that picture of Louise for my house, k thanks.

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