Fun Mail: Christmas Cards and a GiveawayNov 30th

So. How do you feel about Christmas cards? Do you love them? Do they stress you out? Is it something you always want to do, but never actually accomplish?

I love Christmas cards so much I made a video about them! I apologize that I say “um” 247 times. I also apologize for my awkwardness. Also, not every brag letter is a brag letter. We don’t make fun of everyone, just mostly everyone.


Here are some of my favorite  Christmas Cards” from Tiny Prints.

Ok, how cute is this one? Like, if my blog could have it’s own Christmas card (and I think it should) THIS would be the one I would choose!

I adore this card. I might actually use this card, as long as I can get my kids to look less mischievous than normal. We’ll see.

How sweet is this?! Forget the fridge or mantel. This baby goes on the TREE! Ok, maybe I changed my mind already. Maybe THIS is the card for me!

You know, this one fits us the best. But I sorta already did it last year.

Oh ouch. My uterus again. I just have baby fever, guys. Sigh.

The colors in this one or to die for. So. So. Pretty.

So, NOW do you wanna send out Christmas cards? You know you do. Tiny Prints is the way to go. They have all sorts of promos that are easy on the wallet over in their Special Offers page.

But! There’s more! If you watched the video, you know what that “more” is…


Tiny Prints is awarding one lucky reader a $50 gift code to use on Christmas cards. All you have to do is follow the prompts in my handy dandy Rafflecopter and wait and see if you win! Your chances of winning are obviously better the more prompts you do ;


a Rafflecopter giveaway


29 Responses to Fun Mail: Christmas Cards and a GiveawayNov 30th

  1. Kim November 30, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Your vlog is too cute! Our girls are grown, so we haven’t done cards in quite some time. I am rethinking that, though, based on your persuasive tactics. 🙂

    December baby? Is that a tough thing? Our youngest was born 12/23.

    You are right about the delight when we receive a card. My Gram used to hand make all of her cards every year-over 100 of them. Often they doubled as ornaments, a few of which we choose for our tree every year.

  2. Stefani November 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    Ok, first of all…love this post and love Christmas cards, too. 🙂

    Secondly…I think my family was usually the culprits of sending all of the weird Christmas cards. One time, by Dad had a picture of him in a Groucho Marx mask and Krispie Kreams hat. Another, he told everyone that my mom was 10 years older than she actually is. Good times.

    • hillary November 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      THat is awesome! Those are the kind of Christmas cards I LOVE to receive!

  3. Leslie November 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Well I received a card of my cousin and his 2nd wife without knowing he had divorced his 1st wife. Too bad I just sent him a card to the 1st wife. Awkward.

  4. Natalie November 30, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    I love to receive Christmas cards with pictures so I can see how everyone is growing if you are a child or not growing if you are an adult , they all make me happy!!!1

    • hillary November 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm #


  5. Adrienne November 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    I need to find a miraculous way of getting all four of in a decent picture! Love these options!

    • hillary November 30, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

      Well, just make it funny or candid. Imperfect is always refreshing 🙂

  6. Natalia November 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    I love the cards with all the pictures. I love seeing updates of family & friends. I always try to get the cards with the most pictures on them!

    • hillary December 1, 2012 at 6:18 am #

      I want a card from YOU this year!

  7. candotche December 1, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    YAY! i’m glad hallie’s card could be a good example for you vlog! DAD GUM!! i miss you, can’t wait till see you, i person!

  8. Leslie Chui December 1, 2012 at 6:12 am #

    Um, mom my totally still does the brag letter…like an entire page full! Maybe 2! I wonder when that will stop…?

    • hillary December 1, 2012 at 6:17 am #

      Hahah! I think they must have started out as a great thing. Like a bunch of Facebook updates for friends and family, all consolidated into one long post. But…somewhere along the way they got really braggy and obnoxious. Not all of them–but most that I’ve read.

  9. Donna McBroom-Theriot December 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Loved your video. AND the cards. I wanted to do one with our German Shepherds this year. You just made me want to take their picture today! Thanks. Donna

    • hillary December 1, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      Hope you entered it!!

      P.S. German Shepherds are my fave.

  10. nicolette @ the classroom creative December 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm #


    Shared this across all my social media. I will hit my personal facebook again tomorrow during the football games…when all the girls are online! 🙂


  11. Emily Lynne | The Best of this Life December 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    Every year, I hand write about 25-30 Christmas cards, to family and friends. I’ve done it since I was a young girl! One of the most memorable Christmas cards (out of many!) that I received was from a boss of mine that I was no longer working with – she expressed how much she enjoyed working with me and how she wished me and my new family (recently married) a beautiful Christmas. I was really touched!

    p.s I love TINY PRINTS! I used The Wedding Paper Divas (a division of theirs) for my wedding invites and they turned out gorgeous!

    Also, stopping by from Sharefest! Happy Saturday 🙂

    • hillary December 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

      Wow! Props to you for handwriting them–that takes stamina 🙂

  12. Jeanne December 2, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    Love the video! I didn’t think you said um that many times. 😉 It’s funny I just happened to check out Tiny Prints for the first time yesterday.

  13. Nicole December 2, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Most memorable Christmas card I ever got was not mailed, but hand delivered when i was in Jr. High. On the front was something along the lines of “If you clean your room, Santa will bring you a nice present!” Open it up and the rest had me laughing (and I still laugh when I tell others about it): “What do mean you don’t believe in Santa Claus? That’s ok, no one believes you will clean your room either.” Now I wonder if I still have it somewhere (in my messy room perhaps?) 😛

    • hillary December 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

      Thats awesome!

  14. michelle hamner December 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    I love these cards!!! Hope I win!!!

    • hillary December 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      Goodluck to you!

  15. Holly Lefevre December 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I have used Tiny Prints before – love them! I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Christmas cards…hate: our picture is always awful…love: love seeing everyone’s photo cards as they arrive!

    My kids think you look like Jessie (on Disney channel) – you are too cute!

    I am not a fan of the brag letters either!

    • hillary December 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

      Jessie the babysitter? ha!
      Maybe you should TRY for awful and it’ll be epic 🙂

  16. Holly Lefevre December 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Oops I commented before I read what I was supposed to comment about – I love the cards I get fro people I have lost touch with or have not spoken to in ages…and then poof a surprise in the mail!

  17. Jessica December 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I love getting them, especially when I’m actually ahead of the game and have mine sent already.
    Love your headband, btw.

  18. Bethany @ Bad Parenting Moments December 4, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    This is perfect. I have completely fallen behind on my Christmas Cards this year. It must be a sign that I’m destined to win this giveaway. I love Tiny Prints. We’ve used them for our cards the last 3 years. Always so beautiful. I look forward to hearing from you about my big win. 😉 Happy Birthday, lady!

    • hillary December 4, 2012 at 5:14 am #

      Oh good. Well, I’ll just alert Rafflecopter that they are not needed 😉 Good luck!

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