I’ve actually done all of my Christmas shopping – though I imagine some more bits and pieces will catch my eye yet! I’ve also got stacks of wrapping paper ready. The tree goes up on Sunday, along with all of our other decorations. And I’m making a list ready to do our Tesco shop online, so I can dodge the stores and just get it all delivered to me without elbowing my way to a till.
The only thing that is left is Christmas cards.
And sometimes, I don’t know whether I love or loathe them – because writing them out seems to be a really big chore, especially when I’ve been at work all day. But part of me wants to send out a message to the people I love and say: “I’m thinking of you. Merry Christmas.”
We say that cards are just thrown away and not important, but actually they can be some of the sweetest tokens we can receive.
One site I’ve fallen in love with recently is Minted.
Not only can you buy personalised holiday photo cards, with some stunning designs, but you can get personalised bunting, menu cards, birthday invitations – the lot. All the designs come from independent designers, so you’re supporting serious talent, while getting something pretty unique too. A lot of my colleague chums are designers so I have a special appreciation for how talented these people are.
Here are some of my favourite picks.
Plus, I’m thinking I need to have a little photo shoot with my little boy in front of that Christmas tree on Sunday. He’ll be the star of the show on our cards this year.
What do you do about Christmas cards?