Saturday, December 6, 2014

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Thanksgiving has come and gone, December is here, and that means it is time to step up your Christmas game if you haven't already! It never ceases to amaze me how fast the last few months of the year go by. It seems that there is never enough hours in the day to get everything I want accomplished. One thing that is always a priority on my list is getting Christmas cards ordered and mailed out. And the biggest obstacle for checking Christmas cards off my list is having our family photo taken. Of course that means scheduling a photographer and deciding what to wear! So with that being said, I wanted to share a few simple tips to help you outfit plan for your next family photo. 

First things first, select the foundation colors you want to work around (usually two - three main colors that compliment one another) then you can accent with prints/layers to make your photos pop. My general rule of thumb is to choose solid colored tops since prints and logos can be distracting. I then layer with a print (usually plaid for the holidays) to add a little interest and a pop of color. Next, add your favorite accessories to really make your outfit reflect you. As long as they coordinate with your outfit, you really can't go wrong. And of course the most important thing when selecting an outfit is to make sure you feel good in it...if you don't like what you're wearing it will show in your photos. I am certainly no expert, but I hope this gives you a few ideas. 

Once you have your family photo in hand, the rest is downhill from there! And after being so impressed with the quality of our Christmas cards last year, I decided to use Tiny Prints again. Below is a peek at what I ordered this year!

I chose this card which has a fairly simply design on the front with a little added flare on the back! And how cute is the scallop card trim? I also added the glitzy striped envelope liners which match our cards perfectly and are super easy to use.

I sat down earlier this week with some hot cocoa (mug here) to assemble and address all of our cards. Now I can't wait to pop them in the mail and spread holiday cheer to our family and friends since Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. I look forward to sending out my Christmas cards from Tiny Prints which will hopefully make each recipient's day a little brighter when they receive them!

What is your favorite way to spread holiday cheer? 


  1. What adorable cards! You'll be sure to spread Christmas cheer with them :)

  2. How cool!And adorable!

    I love this post!