Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Card Swap!

Isn't snail mail the greatest?? Well, as long as it's not bills or "Guess what, it's time to pay registration on your car tags again, yay!"

FUN snail mail seems to be a dying art. I guess that's why getting Christmas cards in the mail each year still makes me giddy, and why even though it can be a lot to get done, I try to send cards out from us each year. Plus you get to make your guy dress up (ish) and take the cute couple picture, and he can't complain (much...)

When The Sequin Notebook announced their Holiday Card Swap I was so excited to send and receive a card from a new blogging friend! Kind of like a "pen pal"! I was paired up with Karen of Run Wright and I was so excited to read her blog and get to know her better! She sent me the CUTEST card, just look at it: 

Look at the widdle people, and their scarves, and their presents, and the widdle santa hat! Squee! Ahem, ok, sorry. Seriously though, isn't it great? I love it!

And what I love the most is that I met a new friend and I am so excited to continue to read her blog in the coming year and get to know her! 

Then I opened the card from the lovely ladies at The Sequin Notebook, and OMG at the pretty and the sparkles and the fun! 

Head over to their blog for the link-up and to get a much better look at the card and the photo shoot! So girly and fun, now I want to do a photo shoot with my BFF! 

So I think I really want to bring snail mail back (Kind of like bringing sexy back, only not). I'd really like to make one of my New Year's Resolutions to send more snail mail. Even if it's only one card a month, each to a different friend. Wouldn't it be fun to get a cute little note in the mail, just because? Or even a box of goodies or girly things, like nail polish, cute headbands, or some pretty pens? I think that would certainly brighten my day, so I'd like to be more intentional about that and make sure I am letting people know that I'm thinking about them, and that I care. 

Thanks so much to the gals at The Sequin Notebook for hosting the card swap, I had so much fun participating and I can't wait for the next swap! 


  1. I love getting snail mail too!!! I sent out a few cards and received a few this year and it was so nice. Nothing makes you feel more special than receiving that hand written envelope!

  2. So fun!! We did not make cards this year because we just sent out save the dates in October! Loved receiving them though!

  3. Oh I love your holiday card - it's so cute!!! I agree the sequin girls totally outdid themselves with this card!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  4. Oh my goodness. I love this post! Thanks so much! I am SO happy you loved the card! And I'm really excited to make a new friend! yeah!
    A very Merry Christmas to you!

  5. You are so sweet! We are so glad that you ladies had such a fun experience with the swap - thanks for joining us, and happy holidays! :)

  6. Love your card! A card swap is such a fun idea. We might need to join in on that next year :) Snail mail is so much fun and it really lets you know that someone is taking the time to show they care. Have a great Christmas! xo Winks and Eyerolls

  7. I definitely agree that we need to bring back snail mail - I absolutely love getting the mail in hopes of something fun arriving other than a bill, so this time of year is just the best! So glad you joined in on the swap fun and I love seeing the cards you and Karen swapped with each other! Hope you have a great holiday! xoxo, - M @ The Sequin Notebook

  8. Your card came out so great!! I really wish I got my act together this year and did cards but Wedding invitations took over lol

  9. Beautiful Christmas card! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!



  10. Great postcard!
    Very nice blog by the way :)

    Kisses from Russia,

  11. Such a cute card! There is nothing like getting "good" snail mail!! Hope you have a great holiday!

  12. Such a cute link-up! Always love a good snail mail card!

  13. Such a great link-up and your card came out great!!!

  14. your card is so adorable, and so is the one you received!

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