A few weeks ago, I mentioned the societal pressures I was feeling in regards to the selection of our Christmas card. And by "societal pressures," I mean the voices in my head that were shouting to me about paper weights and font types. I love beautiful stationary, but I fear it's making me insane. You wouldn't have wanted to be around when I was picking out paper for my wedding invitations. Things got ugly.
When I reach this point, there's only one person I can count on. The dear, sweet, lovely and decisive Claire at Mint Julep Paperie.
I walk to the back of the store, pull up a stool, take a seat, tell her what I'm envisioning, she pulls a few books and within 15 minutes a decision is made. In the world of stationary, she's really all I need. She reigns me in. The end result is always something beautiful.
Here are our post-wedding thank you notes. We took the line drawing of our house from our wedding map (Ty's idea to use) and Claire made it into this one-of-a-kind creation (clementine not included).
For our first Christmas card, I wanted it to be classic and sophisticated (Claire's word) with a slight Southern flair, much like our wedding. Here's how the card turned out. The edges of the card are even bordered with lace, like my wedding dress. I'm sure no one noticed that but me. And my voices.
I love all the Christmas cards we have displayed on our fridge. It shows all the wonderful memories our friends have made in 2010. If I was unable to get a card in the mail to you this year, I hope you'll accept this digital version from us. We loved celebrating this year with you! Merry Christmas!