I am thrilled to announce that I am ahead of the game this year when it comes to the holidays and I actually shot my holiday cards in October! Yup, I finally learned my lesson…get them done early before it’s too cold! No frozen toes or purple lips this year!
Last year, Kingsley was crying because she was so cold and Cash was not having it. This year, an email popped up in my inbox from Minted and acted as the perfect reminder to shoot my holiday cards. I took full advantage of this reminder (and the early bird discount) and planned our shoot ahead of time.
I would love to be that family that dresses to the nines and makes their way all the way to Central Park to get the “perfect shot”. Reality…we just aren’t that family haha! I plan my dress in advance but Josh plans his outfit the same day as the shoot and ends up wearing the same super chic velvet blazer. I think this is the third year he has worn this blazer for our holiday card but what can you do!
Last year, it was so cold that Kingsley ended up wearing a beautiful dress paired with house slippers…she refused to take them off because it was so cold. So needless to say, I learned my lesson and picked a warm day to shoot our card this year. I live in downtown NYC and if you follow my Instagram stories, you probably know by now that I live close to the Freedom Tower and Oculus.
The Oculus has commissioned artists from all the Burroughs of NY to paint parts of the Oculus in cool upbeat graffiti. This year I decided it would be the perfect place to shoot our card! Below is our final choices for the cover of our holiday card and I had to incorporate some silly “reality shots” (naturally pics of my kids fighting between shots).
Each year, I rely on MINTED to print my holiday cards! They never disappoint and it’s extremely easy to use. Last year my mom printed hers through MINTED too! I love sending out holiday cards to our family and friends because I feel like it spreads the joyful spirit! Happy holidays to all of you and good luck with your card shoot! 😉 I highly suggest using MINTED if you are looking for the perfect company to print these pictures!