Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sharing Holiday Cheer

Last year, for our first Christmas as a married couple, Stephen and I loved sharing a few of our favorite wedding photos in the card we sent to relatives and friends, including those who couldn’t be with us on our big day. 


Though we don’t have any major milestone moments to share this year, we thought it would still be fun to keep the tradition alive with another Shutterfly card, this one showcasing offbeat pictures of our newest additions, Molly and Twix, along with a couple shots from our summer trip to St. Maarten, where we had a great time riding horses in the surf.

Now that the cards have all gone out, I wanted to share a copy here, as well, to wish each of you a wonderful holiday and also send out a huge thanks for sticking with me and my blog throughout the year. From all of my awesome new readers to the friends who have been amazingly sharing advice and support since way back when I first launched Bicoastal Bride in 2009, your kind comments and inspiring posts never fail to make my day.


I hope you’re all enjoying a great week and are having fun gearing up for the holidays! I don’t know about you, but this month has just flown by for me, and I can hardly believe that Christmas will be here in just a little over a week. I think it's definitely time to start packing up for my trip to California! 

Do you usually send out holiday cards, and if so, do you include any special photos?  

P.S. If you haven't already, head on over to Such Life in the Tropics to enter Sunshine's "Bone Appetit" Caribbean cookbook giveaway! Her blog is always so inspiring and uplifting to me, and I especially love that she's using this giveaway to help raise awareness about animals in need. 

18 comments:

  1. Awww, I love the pictures! I had no idea that Shutterfly did this. I have been wanting to create a card like this forever, but I didn't know where to go. Maybe I can for next year!

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  2. Cute cards! We never get around to sending them out with everything going on, but I love receiving them. Yours is especially adorable!

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  3. Cute cards! Love that you added the kitties. We also include a picture of each pet on ours as well.

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  4. Aw very cute cards! I love both of them!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on our card! It's always fun to include your wedding photo(s) and celebrate your first year being married :)

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  5. Didn't send a single one out...decided I wasn't gonna stress over it. If I did, it would have my pup on it, of course!

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  6. I love seeing peoples personalised Christmas cards! I think they are FANTASTIC!! I haven't seen many like that here in NZ but when I am a proper grown up with my own little family etc. I will definitely be doing this!

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  7. OH WOW..I love both cards and horseback riding on the beach? OH man...that reminds me of the scene in Casino Royale (my #1 all time absolutely favorite movie of all times) when James Bond spots the gorgeous Catarina Murano riding a pure white Arabian horse on the beach. Sigh..why can't I be riding the white horse while James Bond checks me out!

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  8. Those are really cute! I think cards like these really capture and treasure wonderful moments. It's a fabulous way of sharing those times with family and friends. Love yours.
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  9. I hope we get one this year - they're so beautiful!

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  10. Your cats are so adorable and the photo of you two riding on the horses is so beautiful!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your time in Cali! xoxo

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  11. Aww your card this year is too sweet! I love the idea!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  12. Great cards! I haven't sent out holiday cards for the last couple years - instead we've done a family Christmas music video card. It's been super fun!
    oxox

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  13. Awww great cards! I don't send out holiday cards, but I always like receiving them.

    xoxo, Nali

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  14. Ooh we just sent ours tooo....it was fun making them!

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  15. What a great tradition to keep going. I didn't send out holiday cards this year..sooo bad of me..but my excuse is wedding planning. :)

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  16. Very cute card!! I did mine at snapfish this year, and of course, we included pictures of our puppy, Zoey as well.

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