Christmas Cards 2016

22 December 2016

I know I made the voting difficult on y’all this year, since I presented the options without our final photos. But you voted valiantly regardless, though I have to feel that that switcheroo threw off the final numbers :) In the end, the buffalo check was the definite favorite, with the illustrated “hark the herald” option coming in a solid second. The one we went with? It got a measly five votes (!), but I think you’ll like it when you see it with the photo we chose…


This is the Bright New Life design by Shiny Penny Studio from the darlings at Minted. Our beautiful photo is by Nancy Ray. (Can’t wait to share more from our session soon!) He has brought us light and life in abundance this year, so this design couldn’t have been more perfect for 2016.


Squeezing all of the good stuff from this past year into our newsletter was certainly a challenge, but one that I gladly accepted! So much sweetness packed into twelve months.


On the back, we found a spot for just a couple of newborn photos (you know I had to!), plus a favorite Christmas scripture and a little room for the traditional Thomas family note.


I hope you love them!!

With that, I’m signing off for a few days while we celebrate the holidays with our beloved family! I am sending you all lots of love and wishes for a cozy Christmas filled with delicious food, comfy pajamas, and laughing until your cheeks hurt with the ones you love. I will see you back here next week for my year in review – one of my favorite posts of the year!

P.S. Our cards from 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012!

9 Responses to “Christmas Cards 2016”

  1. We got ours yesterday and it’s beautiful my friend! Sending you all wishes for the merriest Christmas! xoxo


    Ahh so glad it made it to you before this post! Same to you all!! xo

  2. LOVE the photo you chose, the design, and the newsletter as always!! Merry Christmas, Em! :)

  3. Emma

    I like that you included her head percentile! :)


    I mean, I think it’s pretty impressive!! Definitely noteworthy :)

  4. LOVE your final selection, Emily! Such a joyful card to commemorate the year y’all had with the addition of your sweet little belle :)

  5. Dying to see more from your family session!! This picture and the design you chose to accompany it are golden :) Merry Christmas, Thomases!!

  6. Kelly Strawberry

    Is the newsletter printed on the back of the card or is that something separate that you mail in the same envelope? I’m curious. I always thought it was on the back of the card, but then you mention newborn photos on the back so now I’m all confused. :)

    I love your little newsletter and the Christmas card! They look great!!!


    It is a separate card! Minted does have a backer option that is a similar sort of pictorial newsletter, but it’s not fully customizable. We print our newsletter through UPrinting!