Christmas Card Book ~ Our Cards Through the Years

Three years ago when we celebrated our first married Christmas together, I was so excited to make our first Christmas card.  Giving and receiving Christmas cards is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season.  It never gets old to get a card in the mail :)

As a way to keep our cards through the years, I created an album that is now one of my most precious possessions.  Each year, I have added our Christmas card to a page.  Over the years, it will be so neat to see how our family has grown and changed!  I also include our envelopes with our address labels, so we will always remember the different places we have lived over the years.  If my children are anything like me, they will love to have  this keepsake someday to reflect on our family that my husband and I have started. 

Our first Christmas Card is on the cover.

Amy Owens from Amo-Ink designed our first Christmas card.  We decided to do postcards, and I love how this turned out!

For our second Christmas, I created our card with PicMonkey & assembled them myself.  I LOVE how these cards turned out, but they did take a very long time :)  The address labels are from Erin Condren...they have the cutest labels and gift tags!  

This year, I opted for quick and easy.  We have been so busy this season, that we haven't had time to take family photos, so this picture at our Pumpkin Carving party actually captures our life pretty well right now...a little chaotic :)  (notice the dogs...tucker is trying to eat the pumpkin!)
Thank goodness for Walgreens!  I ordered these and picked them up within an hour.  I really liked a few of their designs, and decided to go with more of a non-traditional color route this year. 

I love this season and collecting cards from friends and family.  I keep them all in this little basket by our front door.

Do ya'll love getting Christmas cards as much as I do??

Hope all of you are having a very blessed and merry holiday season!


Christmas Wish List ~ Coffee Table Books

I will be sharing a series of my Holiday Wish Lists with you guys over the next week.  I have loved reading all of the great gift guides out there and have been working on my list.  I am very particular, and it often takes me a while to decide on decor that I bring into my home.  It has to be just right...and my style is always evolving...but when I find something that I love...I really love it.  Today, I'm sharing some great books that I would LOVE to have in our home to not only read, but also use as coffee table books...they are all so pretty!  I've had my eye on most of these for a long time, and hope I see one of them sitting under the tree!

We are headed to Mexico on Sunday for a week, and I can't wait!  I'll have lots of free time finally and plan to get back to blogging when I can!

Have a great weekend!