Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Card Carousel

Today, I'm linking up with Faith from Walk With Me By Faith for a fun Christmas Card Carousel! This will be my 3rd year linking up, and I look forward to it every year! Thank you Faith for keeping up this fun holiday tradition!
I'm also joining BrettniLyndseyAmanda, and Joy for their Christmas Card Party! Don't forget to use #ChristmasCardLinkup on your social media posts!
I didn't think it was possible to top last year's Christmas cards, but I should have known better. My friend Holly, owner of Artsy Occasions, never ceases to amaze me! She is my go-to gal for any invitation, card, announcement, party favor, decor... you name it, she does it. And does it well! We always get so many compliments on the things we send out, and it's all thanks to her. 
I knew that this year, since it was our first Christmas as a family of 4, I wanted something different. I presented the idea of a round shape, and Holly loved it! So, that was step 1. Easy enough.

Step 2: Colors. I have been obsessed with navy ever since we did Crew's nursery in navy and white. I even used my new favorite combo for our color scheme for our family pictures. So, when it came time to pick a color palette for our holiday cards, I had no doubt that navy would play a role. I wanted to include some gold this year too. I have been majorly crushing on all things gold this holiday season, and I thought it would compliment the navy beautifully. Holly used some metallic gold paper, which really accented the navy. 

Step 3: Wording. Every year, I like to use a fun quote; I think it's more exciting than "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." It's more me. I used a play on words and thought I would incorporate the gold sparkle design into our saying, thus getting "May Your Holidays Sparkle." Love it. 

Step 4: Accessories. Holly adds little personal touches to any masterpiece she creates. On our cards this year, since they a round shape, she thought it would be fun to attach a metallic ribbon. I loved the idea, and you don't know how many texts I gotten from friends and family with a picture of our card on the tree. Brilliant Holly! She also personalized the envelopes and added the sparkle design to them. 
I couldn't be happier with the finished result, and as I always say... I don't know how we'll top these next year! Of course, I also have to thank Jenae with A Perfect Pixel Photography for our fabulous family pics! The cards would not have been the same without them!

And, a big thank you to everyone who sent us a Christmas card this year, I love displaying them in our kitchen. Something about Christmas cards just gets me in the holiday spirit! I anxiously rush to the mailbox in anticipation during the month of December! So fun!

And now, here's a look at the 2014 Slater Christmas card...






2013 Christmas Card
2012 Christmas Card


  1. Stopping by from Faith's blog! I love your card!! The picture is great and the circle shape is so fun and different. So so cute! Merry Christmas!

  2. Popping over from the Christmas Card Linkup on Faith's blog. LOVE your card! So creative and original!

  3. I love the colors you chose! I'm obsessing over all things gold these days too!

    Merry Christmas y'all!

  4. Your card is so unique...I love it! The round shape is perfect for hanging on the tree, and it's so cool how you come up with a one-of-a-kind saying for the card. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. Way cute Christmas card! I love how unique it is!

  6. What a gorgeous card! I love the shape and the beautiful design. It's just so pretty!

    Thank you for joining in the fun! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

  7. What an adorable ornament card! Love that idea. Your kiddos are too cute! Merry Christmas to y'all!

  8. Oh I LOVE!! I always want to do the ornament! Maybe next year. The pic you chose is so beautiful too! Merry Christmas Slaters!

  9. Love the color combo and the "sparkle" theme! Very original and cute!!

    Thanks so much for linking up!! Merry Christmas!

  10. Your Christmas card is so cute. I love the envelopes and the way you addressed them. I need to have your friend do my cards next year. Your kiddos are adorable too. Glad I found your blog from the link up!

  11. I am in love with these. What a cute Idea!!!!
    Chelsea @

  12. What a neat idea - the circle is great!! And I love the envelope too! So pretty and festive!

    Thank you for joining our link-up and Merry Christmas!!

  13. love your cards!! Love how they are not just the regular square cards, wayta branch out!! How fun you can just add it to your tree! Hope your family has a great Christmas!!

  14. Love your card. Also, I'm very excited to have found a fellow Ohioan! :)

  15. Your card is beautiful! Plus I LOVE the idea of it being an ornament. That is so clever! Found your post on the Christmas Card Carousel :-)


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