23 December 2009

the one with our christmas card


it's always a good thing when you still like your own christmas card after receiving a postbox full of fabulous cheery greetings which involve outfit-coordination, cute group shots and fancy photoshopped faces from your friends and family. next year i'll opt for a photoshopped resemblance of reese witherspoon.

so i finally made designing our own christmas card a priority this year. i was super happy with the outcome of the double-sided flat idea. (just when i thought i was being so original, i realize the flat christmas card is all the rage.) ours was a very basic and drama-free christmas card experience. our family portrait (ala easy breezy snapshot) was taken on a windy sunday afternoon in gorgeous swan valley, idaho on an autumn drive after church. i used my good ol' 5 mega pixel camera and it's high tech self timer. we perched it on a wooden fence post and hoped for the best. the epitome of idaho country life was my goal; simple, unhurried, with a beautiful backdrop and cows mooing in the foreground. the wind in my hair is an unstoppable never-ending problem glamourous look when you live here in idaho. be warned, the beloved lip gloss can become a problem. still, it's a small price to pay for enjoying wonderfully wide open spaces.

all this to say,
we wish you and yours a very merry christmas.

• as a side note since so many have inquired: i printed these cards where i print all my work, at the printshop i used to design for in irvine, california. i rounded the edges myself. if you're interested in custom designed cards next year for your family, give me a holler in autumn 2010.

26 comments:

Lee said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. LOVE your card! It's just perfect. Hmm, something to consider for next year - I'm always behind the trends :)

Amanda said...

your christmas card is so delightful. what a treat.

Anne Living Life said...

Love your christmas card. Absolute perfection!

Karen Beth said...

I love this photo postcard. I looked high and low for a cute photo postcard for Christmas. Would you consider doing these to SELL next year? If so, I'm VERY interested!!!

sonya audrey said...

Those are so beautiful! Maybe next year I can be more on my game and get these out. :)

k said...

SO very cute Marta! Where do you get them printed?

joy said...

Great picture and post! Merry Christmas to you, Dan and Benjamin--enjoy celebrating at home :)

Maggie said...

I love it!

Amanda the Couch said...

what a fun card! the one you featured was written to my little sister :) i enjoy reading your blog. keep it up!

- amanda(em's sister)

ashley maureen said...

i just love it! thank you for sharing. and merry christmas-ing to you!

lucinda said...

it was perfect marta! one of my favorites that arrived in my mailbox.

xoxo.

Anne said...

Your card is lovely! Did you make it a postcard?
I love the faded out backside. Nice!
We did a postcard design this year, with our Miis. :)
http://www.handcrafteddelights.com/?p=874

Merry Christmas!

KJ said...

photoshop not necessary for people as photogenic as your family. Me, not so fortunate. Have you noticed how color coordinating sometimes happens by accident?

Kami said...

I love your card, Marta! I love that it's double sided.

jessica said...

Beautiful! (As always!) I love the rounded corners and the double sided loveliness. And your photo! So perfect! I especially love that it's a self-timer shot. Very fun!

Johanna said...

beautiful card. I wish you'd tell us where you got them printed. i'd love to do something similar next year,

Danielle @ GAP said...

I want your handwriting.

holtkamp said...

love your card marta!

Eeny said...

Your card is so darling. Love it.

Merry Christmas to you and your little family.

Jaimie said...

these cards are stunning. i love love love your handwriting.

oneordinaryday said...

So happy you commented on my blog and led me over here.
I'm enjoying your blog and had to comment on these wonderful Christmas cards. I especially love the lyrics you added because they suit your photo perfectly.
Merry Christmas!

Becky said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing! Love, love them! Love your blog too!

Season said...

I love your cards! I would love to know what print shop you used, because I live in Irvine.

Katie H said...

How about calligraphy lessons? I'm serious. Would love to own your pens, but more so your handwriting...

Emily said...

So let me ask where you had them printed you had them print the photos double sided? Do you think most places can do that, print double sided? Love the cards thanks for the inspiration.

leni said...

they're so great! i am saving the link for future inspiration. :)

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