Our 2017 Holiday Cards

Lemon Stripes Holiday Card

I love sending out our holiday cards every year, but this year’s card is definitely our best yet. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out so I thought I’d share all of the deets with you.

The Cards

Our cards were custom designed by Carrie & Seash, an amazing mother/daughter team who also painted some animal prints for Amalia’s room a few months ago (now available for sale). I actually chose to go with them because I really wanted to have Boots in watercolor worked in and just love their work so much. I have some of their monogrammed stationary (which would make a great gift, BTW) and used their cute bow gift tags for all my wrapped presents this year.

I told Seash that I wanted Bootsie’s bow tie to match the pattern on the back, and she made that come to life perfectly! it’s all in the details, you know?

Carrie and Seash Holiday Cards

The Photo

I went back and forth between a full family photo and one of just the baby, but in the end we went with Amalia only because she’s a whole lot cuter than the rest of us will ever be! Carter captured the most beautiful picture of her as you can see clearly below. At first I wanted one with her laughing, but I think this one captures her perfectly: A little bit mysterious and always very focused.

It takes about 100 photos to get a good one of a baby (literally) and I love that her foot is still a little blurry in this one because it really goes to show that the kid never sits still!

The Dress

I searched far and wide for the perfect dress and landed on this Ralph Lauren plaid flannel (currently on major sale!) because I wanted something with blue in it to highlight her amazing blue eyes. She’s barefoot because that’s how she is most comfortable, and I didn’t want it to be too formal.

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  1. These are beautiful! I love the addition of Boots- such a cute way to include him while keeping the focus on Amalia.

    We skipped being in the photo this year for the first time- figured it was enough to wrangle a 4 yr old, 2 yr old, and dog 🙂 It was kind of nice not dealing with being a part of it!

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