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Custom holiday card FAQs

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Hey Y’all - so I realized I have been designing custom holiday cards for five years and I get some of the same questions every year so I thought this post would be handy to reference for all my clients. Spot a question I missed? Leave it in the comments!

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Price difference between custom and online retailers

If you check out the popular online retailers, my sale pricing (for the month of October) is very close to theirs, usually only about a $20-30 difference. The big difference? You’re getting a design that none of your neighbors, friends or relatives will have! None of that “showing up to the party in the same Target dress* as your arch nemesis” over here! *this may have happened to me…

Do I have to have my photo(s) to order?

NO!! You do not have to have your family photos to place your order! In fact, when you order I ask when you will have your photo(s). As long as I have them before December 1, we’re good!

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What formats are available?

My standard holiday cards are 5x7 and include a front and back design (as many photos as you want to include!). Other options available are a tri-fold, gate fold, fold over, and circle die cut (NEW this year and great to use as an ornament!) all in varying sizes.

How does the design process work?

It’s pretty simple. You send me photos (and design inspiration, if you’d like) and choose fonts/colors from my charts (I can also color match and use a specific font upon request). We talk about your vision and then I get to work! Two rounds of proofs are included in the pricing.

What is the turn around time?

Typically from start of design (once I have your photos) to in the mail headed to your house is about 2 weeks. As we creep closer to Thanksgiving that can go up a few days. Best to order early!

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Is envelope addressing available?

Yes! I offer both guest addressing ($1/envelope) and return addressing (.50/envelope) printing in coordinating fonts/colors to match your cards.

Why should I order from you?

Because I’m awesome, duh! Haha! In all seriousness - I love designing holiday cards for families, its so special to me. And when those clients come back the following year and refer their friends, it is the highest compliment. I’m a one woman show and by ordering from me - you’re helping me grow and showing my kids that you can chase those big dreams! Plus, no one wants a cookie cutter holiday card (pun intended!)

If I were you, I’d click the button below and order yours today - I am only taking on a limited number of custom holiday card clients this year!

Custom holiday card round up 2016

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I know this is a tad late but I figured better late than never, right?! I hope your holiday season was wonderful! I wanted to take a second and share some of the custom holiday cards I created for my sweet clients this year! I still can't believe the holidays are all over - can y'all? I'm pretty sure we had 2 cold days total in Houston - the rest of the time we were in shorts and t-shirts!  

I know that it is probably so easy to go on Tiny Prints, Minted or Shutterfly and order holiday cards - but I'm so thankful for my clients that want a little more personal experience when ordering.. Not only are they supporting this dream of mine, but they also get to tweak every detail of their card. I don't know about y'all, but I keep every.single Christmas card we receive every year! If anyone has a good suggestion on how to organize these - I'm all ears! 

So without further ado - below is a snapshot of some of my favorite custom Christmas cards that I designed this year!

 I've worked on a few projects for this sweet family and was so thrilled when Kate asked me to design their Christmas card. The photos were taken by a long time friend of both of ours,  Meredith Flaherty Photography . 

I've worked on a few projects for this sweet family and was so thrilled when Kate asked me to design their Christmas card. The photos were taken by a long time friend of both of ours, Meredith Flaherty Photography

 Lyndsay and I were sorority sisters at Texas Tech - isn't her daughter Parker Ann the sweetest?! And those beach photos - they definitely made designing so easy!

Lyndsay and I were sorority sisters at Texas Tech - isn't her daughter Parker Ann the sweetest?! And those beach photos - they definitely made designing so easy!

 Norhill Realty is one of my favorite clients because I always get to design fun, cocktail themed holiday party invitations! This year's watercolor Christmas martini might be my favorite!

Norhill Realty is one of my favorite clients because I always get to design fun, cocktail themed holiday party invitations! This year's watercolor Christmas martini might be my favorite!

 These sweet kids are like my second set of children. Its always such an honor to design for dear friends!

These sweet kids are like my second set of children. Its always such an honor to design for dear friends!

 Jen, the momma of those adorable boys, knew exactly what she wanted the design of her holiday card to look like - clean and festive. We were both so pleased with the final result!

Jen, the momma of those adorable boys, knew exactly what she wanted the design of her holiday card to look like - clean and festive. We were both so pleased with the final result!

 I loved getting to design this holiday card + adoption announcement for darling Joyce and her sweet dads! 

I loved getting to design this holiday card + adoption announcement for darling Joyce and her sweet dads! 

 Ashley always has the best ideas for her holiday cards and this year was no different! I love the unique color palette we chose and the fun wording!

Ashley always has the best ideas for her holiday cards and this year was no different! I love the unique color palette we chose and the fun wording!

 I've known this sweet family since before they were even a couple! I loved getting to design not only their Christmas card but also precious Ellie's birth announcement that was on the back! 

I've known this sweet family since before they were even a couple! I loved getting to design not only their Christmas card but also precious Ellie's birth announcement that was on the back! 

 Staci had a BUNCH of photos she wanted to share of her sweet boys so I made sure to create a format that allowed for four photos on the front and five on the back! 

Staci had a BUNCH of photos she wanted to share of her sweet boys so I made sure to create a format that allowed for four photos on the front and five on the back! 

Holiday card round-up

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Well since the holidays are coming to a close WAY too quickly - I think it is finally safe to share the holiday cards that I designed this year for some dear, dear clients! One of the biggest compliments I can receive as a designer is to have clients come back year after year to design their family cards. So without further adieu... here they are! 

Aren't these boys precious?! This family took their own photos and I love how they turned out! 

Both of these cards had special announcements hidden within them - so fun!

The majority of my designs this year (and the years before) feature family photos so this was a fun one to get to design for a close friend's parents who recently moved!

I love that New Years cards have really become popular - it makes the season last just a little bit longer!

This client is one of my faves. Her sense of humor slays me every time. She's also an amazing event planner with an eye for detail - Beecher's Boutique Events.

New babies make for precious Christmas cards! I designed birth announcements on one side of the card and a Christmas message on the other! Two birds with one stone, amiright?! The photos on both of these cards were taken by my very talented friend, Meg of Meg Ruffing Photography

Aren't these kiddos adorable? Love the clean typography on this one!

Styled photos courtesy of Allison with Dapper Fox Design.