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5 Tips for Sending Christmas Cards

Christmas CardsChristmas time is my favorite time of year! Like many people, I love spreading Christmas cheer by giving gifts and sending Christmas cards. I use Christmas cards as a personal way to connect with friends and family during the holiday season.  Everyone on our Christmas card mailing list has played an important role in our lives, at one time or another. Not only do I love sending Christmas cards, I love receiving them in return.  Seeing photos of everyone’s kids and reading their Christmas letters brings me so much joy! Plus, the cards help me stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in loved ones’ families. If the thought of sending Christmas cards seems overwhelming, stick with me for a few minutes.  I’m sharing 5 tips for sending Christmas cards!

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Favorite Christmas Card Styles

Christmas CardsChristmas cards come in dozens of different sizes, shapes and styles.  Narrowing down your card selection can be tough! I’m here today to help relieve some of the guesswork by sharing a handful of my favorite Christmas card styles.

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10 Festive Ways to Display Christmas Cards

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It’s my most favorite time of the year—Christmas card season! If you’re anything like me, you love poring over every Christmas card and letter to grace your mailbox and take great pleasure in catching up on the latest and greatest happenings of your friends and family from the last year. I love looking at every unique Christmas card! But then what? Do you toss the cards? Tuck them away in a box somewhere? Or…? As the mom of 4 children, I know all too well the effort that goes into a Christmas card-worthy family photo session. Haircuts and outfits. Outfits and haircuts. Shoes and outfits. Did I say outfits? I also know the time it takes to pick out just the right Christmas card to compliment your photo, scenery and those outfits you just “threw together”. If you can’t bear to toss the cards out quite yet (like me), you may appreciate these top 10 Christmas card display ideas I put together for enjoying them all season long. Many are DIY projects that you can replicate easily at home. From a washi tape tree display to a clothespin card garland, there are so many great ideas to inspire your display!

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Simple Tips for Hosting a Baby Shower

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One new bundle of joy is reason enough for a baby shower, but two babies born to two mommas gives even greater cause! I was thrilled to host a joint baby shower for my cousins Malorie and Kelsie.  I’m excited to share their celebration with you, along with some simple tips for hosting a baby shower.  The best part of any baby shower is seeing the joy in the guest of honor’s faces as they are celebrated by friends and family.  We hope you enjoy the photographs captured by Simply Enjoy Photography.

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Barre3 with Jenny Cookies + a Simple Refreshment Table Idea

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Dessert. Who doesn’t love it? And hate it? I mean, it tastes amazing, but darn those pesky calories! Thank goodness my good friend, Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies, introduced me and a bunch of her girlfriends to a fabulous fitness program known as Barre3.  Now we can eat donuts with a little less guilt.  If you aren’t familiar with Barre3, read on to find out what it is and how I survived being a part of the #jennycookiesbarresquad.  Plus, you’ll want to see how Jenny rewarded us post-workout.  Let’s just say her simple refreshment table idea didn’t disappoint! (And it included donuts!! Lots of them!) Enjoy the photos by  Kelly Clare Photography.

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