Holiday Card Sneak Peek + GIVEAWAY

Bridget & CaseyNovember 12, 2015 Comments

As we explained in this post, it’s never too early to start prepping for the holidays. We know Turkey Day hasn’t even arrived, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start checking items off that loooong holiday to-do list.

If you’re like us & love snail mail…then we’re guessing you’ll be sending out holiday cards this year. And you’re in luck, because we found some fabulous on-trend options that you may want to use this year!

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Gorgeous, right?! Well it’s no wonder these cards are so darn trendy and adorable, HGTV star Genevieve Gorder designed them. You know…that long haired, big eyed beauty who is in every good show on HGTV? Yep, that’s the one.

Genevieve partnered with Pear Tree Greetings to create a collection of holiday cards. We love the prints, textures, and unexpected color palettes she includes. Definitely no run of the mill holiday cards here!

I mean can you even believe that gold foil??

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And like any good Christmas card, we love that you can completely customize these. Add your own message & even a family photo directly into these designs.

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We liked these cards so much that we’re using one of them for our own Christmas card this year! We recently took the pictures & they’re hilarious. Even better than our mini photo shoot last year. Don’t worry…more pictures & our holiday card reveal coming to the blog real soon. Can you guess which gorgeous card we choose from this collection? Do any of these scream DIY Playbook to you?! Here’s a little hint…. or teaser… from the day we took our Christmas Card photos:Paint Christmas Lights

Until we reveal which card we chose, we want to help you get a start on your own gorgeous holiday cards! That’s why we’re giving away a $100 credit to 1 lucky reader to order cards from Genevieve’s collection on Pear Tree Greetings. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!!
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  • These are wonderful! I already ordered my cards from Minted, but opted to stop at 35 cards in order to save on some money. I’d love to be able to buy nice cards for everyone on my list tho! These are beautiful and regardless, I will keep them in mind for next year.

    • We hear ya… holiday cards can definitely be an expense! I love the idea of printing at least some yet staying within your means. Good luck!

  • Andrea Pepe

    You had me at gold foil.

  • Us too!! #morehearteyes

  • Thanks Kylee!

  • Can’t wait to see what you girls picked!

    • Thanks Ann! Once we send them out, we’ll be posting all about them.

  • Trang

    I’ve been so bad through the years as my kids grew older about sending cards; I’ve just simply neglected to send anymore. Social media gives everyone the opportunity to keep us all updated on our friends’ family so I think I’ve naturally gotten away from the old school mailings. However, when I receive cards from friends who do still send them, I’m always so grateful and joyous to have them.

    • Yes… social media is a game changer, but like you, we always appreciate receiving the “snail mail” around the holidays. It makes coming home and checking the mail SO much more fun! =)

  • Ashley

    I love Genevieve! I scheduled a last minute photo session to hopefully get a cute picture of my daughter and my dog lol! Fingers crossed! My holiday bucket list includes cutting down a Christmas tree at the farm with my family!

    • It doesn’t get any more Christmas than cutting down a fresh tree with the fam!! Have fun… and good luck with the photos!

  • Lindsey

    Holiday bucket list: holiday cards complete with a wedding photo since we were married this year, cookie exchange with girl friends, and mastering a seasonal cocktail perfect for holiday parties!

    • Congrats to you Lindsey! And that cocktail sounds delish…CHEERS!

  • Cindy

    I’ve always wanted to send Christmas cards but I feel compelled to have a child before I can really send out “our family” cards.

    • OMG Cindy… we feel the same exact way! Last year Casey + Finn sent one with a pic from their wedding and Matt and I did one without a picture (like a vintage postcard). But Casey and I talk about that all the time… we want to send cards to our family & friends but feel weird since we don’t have children!

  • Jordan Troublefield

    Definitely taking my little niece to see Santa for the first time! These pictures are going to be PRICELESS!

    • Best Aunt EVER Award!! How sweet of you… have fun <3.

  • Devon

    Those are gorgeous! I would love to send those to all our loved ones!

  • Holiday bucket list: I really want new workout outfits and cross country skiis to stay active in the winter. I would love to send out these gorgeous holiday cards with my little family πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • NYC at Christmas. Add that to our bucket list!

  • H Buchanan

    I want to bake a pie and make the crust from scratch! Fingers crossed I don’t burn down the kitchen in the process!

    • We’re seriously impressed! As 2 gals who can barely make scrambled eggs, that sounds amazing

  • Shanna Schlabach

    I want to look at Christmas lights and visit Santa with my kiddos!

  • Ashley Sorrick

    I cannot wait to put our tree and all our decoration up this year! We’re also planning on taking multiple evening walks to see Christmas lights and watch Christmas movies!

  • Annabellainla

    Maybe a trip – spending time with family and enjoying every moment of the Christmas season

  • Lucy

    holiday bucket list this year: make gingerbread houses and salt dough ornaments.

  • Isn’t that what it’s all about?! Love it Kayley

  • Congrats Katie! Cheers to you & your growing family πŸ™‚

  • Couldn’t agree more Steph. Yummmm

  • You’ve got a busy month ahead! Love it Kristen.

  • One of our favorite traditions too!

  • We couldn’t agree more, Kathleen!

  • This is our first Christmas as husband and wife, so cozy pj’s, pancakes and hot cocoa for breakfast and enjoying a fire are all on this year’s Christmas bucket list!!! CA weather FINALLY dipped below 75 degrees this week, hooray!

    • Awww… that’s so darn adorable (and romantic!). Your first Christmas as a new family… enjoy!!

  • PAM

    Getting cookies made.

  • Amy

    Visiting Newport at Christmas time. It’s very cold but also so beautiful by the water.

    • OMG… we are so jealous!! That sounds so perfect for the holidays!

  • Stephani

    I am excited to spend Christmas with my baby nephew!

    • What a lucky lady you are! Enjoy this special time.

  • This year I want to actually stick to our budget!

    • YES! You GO Girl!! We can definitely relate. πŸ˜‰

  • Lauren J

    My goal is to get some good family photos-which will be interesting with our puppy and cat!

    • haha… love that! good luck, we’re sure they will turn out fabulous (and hilarious!) <– the best kind.

  • Patricia Carlson

    Baking, Baking, and more Baking

  • Lindsay Norgaard (Boldt)

    I want to learn my grandma’s perfect lefse rolling technique!

    • That sounds like a good skill to learn Lindsay!

  • Leslie Sasser Jackson

    Our goal is to dive into outdoor Christmas decorations for the first time! Other than a wreath on the front door we tend to stick to decking the halls indoor. πŸ™‚

  • Summer Hogan

    I’m dying to hit every tree lighting ceremony in our town starting Saturday lol! Can’t wait to see your cards! We really need to jump on ours asap!

    • Yes! Bring on the pretty twinkly lights πŸ™‚

  • “Merry & Bright” is really speaking to me! πŸ™‚

    Visiting from LorimerLiving.Com
    XO, Jaclyn

  • Chelsea Schlagbaum

    I want to see the zoo lights this year. Every year we say it is something we are going to do and never do!

    • We do the same Chelsea! This year is the year it’s gonna happen!

  • Liz Husson

    Would LOVE to win, might have started listening to Christmas music on the radio already…

  • Jill C

    We are looking forward to a train ride with Santa

  • Besides all the family celebrations, baking. Lots of baking!

  • Santa Land….now that sounds awesome!

  • Congrats Meg! Yes, you need some R & R

  • Jody Hon

    Christmas music, hot cocoa, and decorating our tree!

  • Racheal Bumbolo

    LOVE sending out holiday cards! it’s one of my favorite things to do for Christmas πŸ™‚ I’d rather have a fridge full of beautiful paper over any gift I could receive. Second to this, Christmas cookies & lots of them!!

  • This year on my list is to create our own little fireplace since we don’t have a real one I seen this cute little tutorial using boxes we are going to try.

    • That’s an amazing idea! Good luck Stephanie.

  • Allison Hanley

    I can’t wait to decorate the tree with my kids. My son is 3 1/2 and “gets” the whole Santa thing now. This will be my daughter’s 1st Christmas (she’s 10 months). I can’t wait to see her delight in the lit up Christmas tree and the shiny ornaments!

    • awwww Christmas just gets better when you see it through the eyes of a child! Right!?

  • Erin Ellis

    Camping at Lake Arrowhead!

  • Janeska Canuelas Olivieri

    Create a beautiful outdoor nativity

  • Gloria Kressin

    Our daughters will be celebrating with their in-laws this year, so I want to start the tradition for my husband and I to help serve holiday meals to the needy.

  • Laura

    Cutting our own Christmas tree!

  • Deborah Gardner

    Getting Christmas pictures done in time to send out postcards!