Our 2019 Holiday Card

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that we do a Valentine’s Day holiday card instead of a Christmas one.  Even though Christmas is my favorite holiday of all time– and I LOVE getting other families’ Christmas cards in the mail– that time of year is beyond hectic for our family and it’s impossible for me to find the time to organize a holiday card!   I actually grew up with my parents doing the exact same thing, and I found that people really loved getting a nice valentine in the mail after all the Christmas cards had come and gone.  It became a tradition that I followed with my own family! Also, I love pink so much– and with a Valentine I can go all out with my pink! LOL. 

This year, I went with a cute red, white, and pink theme– with some comfy pillows and adorable stuff love gnomes.  I added a green wreath to offset the red and pink, and I love how the color story turned out! The only bummer about Valentine’s Day holiday cards is that the weather is usually too horrible to shoot any photos outside.  Maybe once the kids are a bit older and aren’t changing so much month to month we can take our pics later in the year and get some sweet outdoor lifestyle shots! The kids were so goofy as usual, and Julia captured their personalities so well.  We also were able to send friends and family details of our new home in the holiday card this year! That was extra exciting. 

I hope you have the best Valentine’s Day, and that you spend it doing something that you LOVE.  Even if it’s with your fellow Galentines.  Just remember that a great day with somebody you really care about is better than a Valentine’s Day with somebody you choose just because it’s a holiday.  Keep that crown on straight, girlfriend! Sending all my love!



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Photographs by Julia Dags.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Love this. I never do a card of any kind because I can’t get my head around it. So much work. Also a great giveaway would be for a follower to get on your personal card mailing list. Or too much?? 😂

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  2. Esme says:

    Great photos! We have a close family friend who also did the same tradition as you… every year we looked forward to getting the card with her kids in it and she kept the tradition until they went off to college.

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  3. Katie says:

    I always enjoy your little strolls through memory lane that you do with old photos on your insta stories. I was wondering if you have any tucked away Valentines holiday cards from when you were little and maybe we could see a side by side with your family’s now. My family never did holiday cards so it is something that kind of fascinates me as to how people go about the picture element, like some use photos from throughout the year, others do photos specifically for the card etc. I guess I’m mostly curious as to how the photo curating process compares for you young to old, and also if it has changed in any particular way since you started doing them with your littles.

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  4. becky says:

    You can Feel the Love 💗!
    Thank for sharing all these warm vibes…Major & Marlowe sure had fun!

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  5. Jill says:

    Beautiful!! 😍
    Where can I find the gnomes? Thank you!

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  6. Brigit Rotondi says:

    Great idea for a Valentine’s day card. I love the idea. Also very true on valentine’s day company! It doesn’t matter who you spend Valentine’s day with just as long as they truly appreciate your friendship and vice versa.

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  7. Brigit Rotondi says:

    Great idea. The pictures are beautiful. Very true. It doesn’t matter who you spend time with on Valentines as, long as they appreciate your friendship and love and vice versa.

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