just add it to the list of reasons i looooooove fall.

holiday cards.

as much as i don't like taking family pictures - i absolutely love seeing the images, selecting the perfect one, and then sending it out to our nearest and dearest.

i'm so predictable...and i don't care who knows it.

i also like sharing our christmas card here on this little blog each year.

2014 was pretty epic. sawyer was a brand brand new baby when we had our pictures taken. kaye was two - enough said.
actually - not enough said. this might be my most favorite holiday card...ever. i've never seen one like it. i hope when our friends and family opened this in the mail they got a good laugh and slapped it on their fridge. 

and then...last year. last year was magic. i took time picking out our outfits. i hadn't just had a baby so i was feeling good and rested. the weather was gorgeous. we snapped our family pictures in the foothills of boise and when we got them back from the photographer i had a hard time picking my favorite. i was nearly as pleased with the turnout. what it lacked in humor it made up for in a sweet family memento.
now we're closing out 2016. we snapped out family photos last week in downtown boise on a gorgeous fall day. our photographer sent us two sneak peeks (i can't thank her enough!)...and i'm once again ready to peruse all the selections on the minted site to find our perfect christmas card.

the nicest part is uploading your image and being able to quickly see your picture in every single card. it makes the selection process much easier...or maybe that much harder because you want to order all of them.

see what i mean?
regardless - i've certainly picked out some favorites and i wanted to share those with you today! because - if you're looking for a beautiful holiday card i can't say enough about the quality and selection you get from minted

(i mean - friends - i design holiday cards and i still use minted as opposed to my own. what is that saying? it's saying that minted is either really really out of this world wonderful...or i don't trust myself. maybe a little of both.)

first up...

i adore this card. i love the simplicity and i love the bright colors. they match our family photo perfectly!
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one of the things i like about minted is you can find all styles of design - but i tend to go for the simple. then, when family and friends flip the card over there is a message with more pictures of our two best gals - another minted feature i love.
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oooo...and i wouldn't be surprised if this was my final selection! i loooove this card. love love love. the watercolor / modern feel / stripes / colors. it's perfect.
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did i mention you can do fun shapes? minted has several you can select from and it makes your card just a little more special.
and before i forget - minted is running 15% off their holiday cards right now! you just have to use code AUTUMN16. you can purchase now and put your photo in later. simple as that.
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apparently i'm all about the bright and bold colors this year. and if i can sneak in a little gold foil i'm all about that too.

can we talk about kaye's boot? completely unzipped. how did that happen? i haven't seen the rest of our pictures, but i hope it's not totally visible in all of them. if so...at least she's not screaming like 2014.
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 ooo...i love this card. it reminds me of our card from last year...but i'd pick it again.
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so you see - i love october. i love minted.