And just like that we’ve hit November. It’s honestly hard for me to believe. The last month has absolutely flown by — particularly with my new job keeping me so busy. But, here we are all the same. Halloween has come and gone and it’s FINALLY time to start thinking about Christmas.

Being one to avoid the malls and now operating sans cable-tv, I can’t attest to how early Christmas tunes/shows have been hitting the airwaves; but I’m sure it started a few weeks ago.

Thankfully, for those of us who have waited with patient hearts, the time is finally right to start our seasonal planning. For Jeff and I, this means two key things: 1) planning our annual party 2) getting our Christmas cards selected and printed.

Every year we take a lot of pride in carefully selecting our card. This often means scouring a few stores before we stumble on something with the right mx of vintage style that we’re after. Thankfully, the whole process has become much, much easier since we started ordering form

Last year, our card from Minted featured lovely florals. Not having ordered cards online before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. But, I am happy to report that the quality (thickness and feel) of the stock and printing was outstanding (so much so, that I have since also ordered business cards and art prints from Minted). Last year we also opted for a matching envelope design and recipient addressing (free!!); which several family members and friends said was a cool touch.

This year, I’m leaning more toward vintage vibes and quiet, starry nights:

by griffinbell paper co.

by oma n. ramkhelawan

by susan moyal

by megan howe

Has holiday planning already started at your house? What’s on your planning to-do list over the next few weeks?

Around these parts, the next few weeks will be focused on: finishing the bedroom closet (hahahah); meal/cocktail planning; card ordering; and closing down the garden. I know the days are short, but I can’t help but love this time of year.



This post is sponsored by Minted; but the above opinions and love for the beautiful work being done by independent artists is entirely my own. 

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