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Christmas Card Outtakes | Minted Favorites

Dec 3, 2014

This year I am actually on the ball with my Christmas Cards.  They are ordered and en route and should hopefully be in the mail next week!  This year I decided to do a picture of all 4 of us.  I normally just do the kids because it is damn hard to get everyone smiling and looking at the camera.  I decided to enlist my friend and photography Brook Bertschy to snap some pictures to ensure we were all looking good- she does wonderful family photos if you need them!   

I thought I would share a few of the outtakes we didn’t use for our card.  There were so many fabulous photos- after my cards arrive I will share the final product!

I went total cheeseball and had us all dress in coordinating Christmas colors.  Normally I am so against the matchy stuff but I guess I was feeling the Christmas vibe this year. Fa la la la la:)

Outfit Details ||

NATALIE || Blouse same style different color (similar) | Necklace | Jeans | Shoes

FRANCES MOON || Dress | Shoes

STERLING || Sweater | Jeans | Boots

MATT || Shirt (similar) | Pants

I love to use Minted for our holiday cards.  They are fast and the quality is amazing.  The cards are super thick which I think makes for a more elegant card and I just love the foil pressed cards.  If you have yet to order cards you must check out the Minted site.   There are so many amazing designs, I spent over an hour browsing and picking our card out.   I tried to narrow down my favorites for ya’ll to see.

You can shop all the Foil Printed Cards Here.

If you have not ordered cards you can use the code DBDD10FS to save 10% on your order and get free shipping!  If you spend more than $150 you can use code JOY15 to get 15% off your order but that does not include free shipping.

|| Merry Christmas Foil  

|| Joy Foil


This one is precious if you just had a baby and a great way to tie in a birth annoucement and Christmas card.

|| The More The Merrier

|| Modern Dot

 || Merry Gold Foil


|| Peace Gold Foil


This one is great if you want to use more than one picture

|| Faith Love and Family


|| Merriest Christmas

|| Confetti 

 || Happy Holidays


and if you don’t feel like doing a picture card these are beautiful non-photo cards.


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  1. I love the coordinating outfits, and they're not too matchy matchy so they look totally subtle! Your kiddos are too cute!

  2. Love these photos Natalie! Can I ask where you got them done in Charleston? I love the backdrop…so pretty!

  3. What wonderful pictures!! Seriously, they're adorable!! I'll be looking out for my Christmas card in the mail. šŸ˜‰

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  4. Jillian says:

    aww your kids are so cute! i love all the plaid + green šŸ™‚ xo jillian – stop by! I'm hosting a Freshly Picked Moccasin giveaway on cornflake dreams

  5. I can't wait to get mine and Sam's first Christmas card out! Such a fun time!

  6. Morgan Smith says:

    We just did our family photos over Thanksgiving weekend too – posted them on my blog on Monday. I love your outfit choices! The kids pic is really cute! I am so glad I have my cards already ordered and en route as well!
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

  7. Too cute – especially the kids sitting in leaves! Great card pictures for sure!

  8. Leslie says:

    Love the Christmas colors! Those photos are such a gift and Minted cards are always fabulous!

  9. Christina says:

    oh my gosh, the third pic is the best!!! i love it. warms my heart.

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