5 Awesome Choices for Holiday Photo Cards

Alright so now that you’ve had your family photos taken and you have all these gorgeous family photos, you’re probably asking yourself ...what do I do with them now?  Well I am here to help!  One of the easiest ways to share your photos with family and friends this holiday season is with photo holiday cards. Today I’m going to share with you 5 of my favorite places to order holiday cards!   MPIX Mpix is one of my favorite places to have photos printed, their quality and color accuracy is spot on and they offer that same exceptional quality in their holiday cards.  They have a variety of unique designs from modern to traditional and everything in between so no matter your style there is something for you.  Another plus, if you sign up for their emails or watch their website regularly, they offer discount codes frequently, and who doesn’t love discounts!   Artifact Uprising I love everything about Artifact Uprising! They are a very environmentally conscious company.  Their products are made using responsibly-sourced materials and their cards are printed on premium quality 100% recycled paper.  And for you minimalist out there, their templates will have you swooning.  The card templates have very modern and clean designs.  One thing I absolutely love about their cards is that the back is blank.  I know for some that may not be a plus but for my husband and I, who like to write personalized notes on all the cards we send, this is absolutely perfect! Another plus, you can get 10% off when you place your first order.  Shutterfly  Shutterfly is probably one the most well-known options.  They offer all kinds of customized products and holiday cards is no exception.  They have a huge selection of templates so you can find something for anyone here.   They also offer a plethora of discounts throughout the holiday season so you can’t help but get a good deal on your holiday cards.  Tiny Prints Tiny Prints and Shutterfly are owned by the same parent company so their products are very similar.  One difference is Tiny Prints has more of a focus on cards and stationary and they do offer a few higher quality options when it comes to cards.  Tiny prints has beautiful templates and designs and just like Shutterfly, they often have discount codes...especially during the holiday season.  Minted Minted has beautiful card templates to choose from.  Their templates are all created by independent artists and as a result they have so many unique designs.  They also offer a fun and unique service where you can text them your holiday card photo and they will text you back 5 different card options selected specifically for you. This is awesome for those who may be creatively challenged or those who are super short on time.  They also allow you to upload your photo(s) and then all the thumbnail templates on the site are shown with your photo(s) instead of the stock photo, which makes choosing a template significantly easier and faster! And like the other sites keep an eye out for discounts and promotional codes.  They periodically have them for holiday cards!  Where do you all like to order holiday cards from?  I would love to hear! 

Alright so now that you’ve had your family photos taken and you have all these gorgeous family photos, you’re probably asking yourself ...what do I do with them now?  Well I am here to help!  One of the easiest ways to share your photos with family and friends this holiday season is with photo holiday cards. Today I’m going to share with you 5 of my favorite places to order holiday cards!  

MPIX

Mpix is one of my favorite places to have photos printed, their quality and color accuracy is spot on and they offer that same exceptional quality in their holiday cards.  They have a variety of unique designs from modern to traditional and everything in between so no matter your style there is something for you.  Another plus, if you sign up for their emails or watch their website regularly, they offer discount codes frequently, and who doesn’t love discounts!  

Artifact Uprising

I love everything about Artifact Uprising! They are a very environmentally conscious company.  Their products are made using responsibly-sourced materials and their cards are printed on premium quality 100% recycled paper.  And for you minimalist out there, their templates will have you swooning.  The card templates have very modern and clean designs.  One thing I absolutely love about their cards is that the back is blank.  I know for some that may not be a plus but for my husband and I, who like to write personalized notes on all the cards we send, this is absolutely perfect! Another plus, you can get 10% off when you place your first order. 

Shutterfly 

Shutterfly is probably one the most well-known options.  They offer all kinds of customized products and holiday cards is no exception.  They have a huge selection of templates so you can find something for anyone here.   They also offer a plethora of discounts throughout the holiday season so you can’t help but get a good deal on your holiday cards. 

Tiny Prints

Tiny Prints and Shutterfly are owned by the same parent company so their products are very similar.  One difference is Tiny Prints has more of a focus on cards and stationary and they do offer a few higher quality options when it comes to cards.  Tiny prints has beautiful templates and designs and just like Shutterfly, they often have discount codes...especially during the holiday season. 

Minted

Minted has beautiful card templates to choose from.  Their templates are all created by independent artists and as a result they have so many unique designs.  They also offer a fun and unique service where you can text them your holiday card photo and they will text you back 5 different card options selected specifically for you. This is awesome for those who may be creatively challenged or those who are super short on time.  They also allow you to upload your photo(s) and then all the thumbnail templates on the site are shown with your photo(s) instead of the stock photo, which makes choosing a template significantly easier and faster! And like the other sites keep an eye out for discounts and promotional codes.  They periodically have them for holiday cards! 

Where do you all like to order holiday cards from?  I would love to hear! 

Mya Senior Session | Somerset PA

I have known this beautiful girl almost her entire life and I can not believe she is a senior is high school.  I don't know where the time went.  I am so proud of her and the beautiful person she has become! 

 

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Wise Family Session | Leesburg, VA

This family!  I have photographed them several times of the last few years and every time is a pleasure.  I love getting see families year after year and watching the children grow.  This year I met up with this sweet family in Leesburg for their session and as always it was a great one!  

 

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N Family Session | Leesburg VA

This family traveled about an hour for their session and I am so glad they did.  It was such a pleasure to meet them! I had a great time at their session, they were so fun and full of life and  seriously their little guy could not have been cuter!  

 

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Davis Family Newborn Session I Leesburg, VA

I first met this sweet family about a year ago, when they were celebrating their oldest daughter's first birthday.  Last month, I had the opportunity to meet the newest addition to their family, a darling little girl.  It was an honor to be welcomed into their home to capture the love they have for each other.  This precious little girl was only days old when I met her but the love her parents and older sister have for her was ever so evident.  

 

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Sam in Shop Penelope

I took Sammy out for a an evening adventure/nature walk the other day and I think he fit right in with the the rest of the wildlife, what do you think? 

His adorable bonnet and romper are from Shop Penelope.  Use code SHARE10 for 10% off your purchase and you can also follow them on Instagram at @shop.penelope to see all the new adorable items added to the shop regularly! 

 

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Wright Family Photo Session

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to photograph my friend Joanna Wright, owner of Clover Creek Photography, and her beautiful family!  It was so much fun to get to spend the evening with them capturing some great family moments!  

 

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Strawberry Picking | Purcellville VA Photographer

Last year we started a new family tradition...strawberry picking! This year we've been twice already because we LOVE strawberries at our house and the kids have such a great time.  This year Sam was old enough to participate too.  He carried the bucket for us and pointed out every red strawberry he found. He would say "eat eat" and motion for us to put more strawberries in his bucket.  Surprisingly he didn't actually eat any strawberries until we were done picking.  I can't wait to continue this tradition each year with the boys and I also can't wait for some chocolate covered strawberries!     

Brown Newborn Session | Lovettsville VA Photographer

I have to say I absolutely love lifestyle newborn sessions.  In home sessions have such an intimate feel about them and being invited into a family's home to capture them as they get to know their newest family member is such a privilege.  

If you schedule a Lifestyle Newborn Session during the month of June or July I will include a free 8x6 album with your session.