Growing up, from early December through the New Year, I’d throw elbows to be the first of my sisters to get to the mail box and rifle through the holiday cards. The envelopes were always satisfyingly oversized and colorful, with our family’s address scrawled across the front in that special brand of Catholic-school cursive that so many people we knew seemed to have. Or else they were printed with the kind of glittery metallic gel pen that was the envy of every third grader in the tri-state area and me, especially. Once open, we kept the cards on the edge of the kitchen counter, stacked into a basket. During my after-school snack, I would make a habit of going through them again. It didn’t matter if I’d read them just the day before. I’d slurp up hot chocolate and popcorn—it was an indulgent time of year—and read through the cards.
Even though we never sent them, I always liked the photo cards best, so I was thrilled to have the chance to put together our first holiday card as a family of three with Artifact Uprising.
The new 3-in-1 card from Artifact Uprising is a brilliant little twist on the traditional family photo card. Designed with perforated folds, the photo portion of the card tears off to be a stand-alone snapshot for admiring all year long. And the message on the left-hand side of the card has a punch hole on the top so that it can become a gift tag. We chose the Joy card and used a photo from our family photo shoot with Lightworks360.
Like everything else Artifact Uprising makes, their holiday cards are beautifully printed on 100% post-consumer recycled stock. Check out their Holiday Pop-Up Shop for calender and print gift ideas. Last year we gave my sister a hardcover photo album of my nephew’s first year.
This week, Artifact Uprising is offering Reading My Tea Leaves readers a chance to make a holiday pack of 25 cards. To enter for a chance to win, leave your email address in the form below. A winner will be chosen at random and notified on December 2. And just for fun, tell me about your holiday card traditions. Do you send your own, too? Photos, or no? UPDATE: Thanks so much for entering! A winner has been randomly selected!
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Top photo by James.