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It’s the second week of November! With the holidays quickly creeping up, it’s time to get ahead on some of those holiday to-do’s. I’m feeling SUPER accomplished, as we ordered our holiday cards pretty early. Not only does it feel great to already have them in hand, but it only took me five minutes to create them (gasp). Then they arrived at my doorstep! (More on that below.) I’ve also tried to get ahead by shopping for loved ones. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I am big on personalized gifts. I love the careful thought and intention that comes with a gift that is personalized. Keep reading because I’m sharing my holiday cards for this year, and two favorite personalized gift ideas!



Holiday cards are such a fun way to spread cheer each year, right? But it can be difficult to find a way to personalize them and make them adorable without spending tons of time learning calligraphy, then creating 75+ cards, right? Enter, Shutterfly! I’ve found the best company for personalizing holiday cards and gifts, you guys. Trust me, I literally made these holiday cards in less than five minutes. I couldn’t believe how fast and easy it was! Everyone that I show them to thinks I spent hours on them. That’s the idea, right?

This year, we went with a foil-stamped card (which I’m obsessed with). It’s simple, elegant, and all I had to do was plug in one photo and our names at the bottom. I also adore the simple details, like the rounded corners, and that it’s double-sided with a smaller photo on the back. I also love our envelopes! There is a variety of colors and liner options to choose from, and it was a super easy way to take it up a notch with little effort. But if I’m being honest, it was kind of hard to narrow it down! We loved so many of the designs, but ultimately chose one that fit our taste and style. There’s a design for everyone, so go peruse the site you can make your card in less than five minutes too!


You’re going to love these holiday gift ideas. They’re simple to create, and wonderfully personalized for the special people in your life. There is something so gratifying about gifting a loved one with a gift you created just for them. It shows a whole level of thoughtfulness, which is what the holidays are all about right? Making others feel great. Here are my top two personalized gift ideas that will help you communicate to others, “I care about you”.

Personalized Ornaments

These are the cutest because you can hang them on a Christmas tree during the holidays. We are gifting these to my husband’s parents! Isn’t the text adorable? What a sweet reminder. The ornaments can totally be displayed year round too. I chose a neutral photo, (not a Christmas picture of Grace) so that the ornament can be hung or displayed on a work desk, in the kitchen, or on a non-holiday tree in the living room. These didn’t take long to create, and it’s a unique way to say “I love you”.

Personalized Mugs

This gift is an ode to all of my coffee drinkers, (aka – my grandparents)! They love a good cappuccino, so this year for the holidays I gifted them with a personalized latte mug that says “I love you, ____” and inserted what Grace calls them. I included four photos of Grace, one from each year of her life, and a newborn photo! So cute, right? And what a great reminder to wake up to in the morning.

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

I had such a pleasant experience creating these holiday items! I am super pleased with how the cards and gifts turned out. If you want to create your own holiday cards, visit Shutterfly’s site to see all they have to offer! I hope this post was helpful to you! Let me know if you have any questions; I’d be happy to answer them!



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