There’s a reason I have so many sponsors that design paper goods and stationery. It’s an area that’s a passion of mine, and while I have no talent as a graphic designer I love all things related to stationery. Something about an exquisite pattern, whether it’s on paper or fabric, really speaks to me. You might say I’m obsessed. How can I resist a sponsor that feeds my addiction with all that beautiful eye-candy?
I jumped at the chance to review Christmas Cards from Tiny Prints because it’s a company I have used previously and had really good experiences with. When I saw their new designs I was sold. My problem is I just don’t know which one to choose! I suppose part of the problem stems from not knowing which photo I’ll use yet since our mall session was a disaster, but until I get the right photo here are a few I’m thinking about:
|this font grabs your attention and feels more personal|
|I can’t resist a scalloped border|
|doubles as an ornament= BRILLIANT!|
|You knew I couldn’t pass up a trellis pattern, right?|
|this blue-green is a favorite color of mine; it just feels like home to me!|
|Got a great suggestion to have separate photos of Bee and Noodle, and this card would work perfectly for that with a group photo in the middle|
Aren’t they works of art? In an age where communication almost never comes through the mail but rather through the computer or by text message, a card stands out. That’s why I feel it should be something special, something to hold on to and cherish. In fact, I’m almost finished with my album of the photo cards we received over the years that I intend to pull out every Christmas. Can’t wait to share it with you!
I must admit I also perused the Tiny Prints website to get ideas for what types of photos look best. What do you know? None were taken at the mall. Some of you suggested I go outside and snap tons of photos and see if some turn out better. My guess is they will!