Holiday Cards 2018: Choosing the Perfect Card

I love holiday traditions and one of our family traditions is sending annual holiday cards to our friends and family.  I also love receiving Christmas cards each year from friends and family that feature photos of them. I love the reminder of what they look like, where they’ve been, and seeing how much their kids have grown in the past year.

Last year I was so impressed with Mpix, that I decided to order our cards from them again this year.

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Disclosure: Mpix provided cards for me to review but all opinions are my own

I take tons of pictures all year long, and instead of having a formal family picture taken for our holiday cards, I like to use candid photographs that highlight our individual personalities and lifestyles.  But I always have trouble narrowing them down to one or two.  This year I did something different.  Instead of choosing just one or two pictures, I decided to look for a card with a collage of pictures.

I knew I wanted foil!  There are so many amazing options at Mpix and their website is super easy to navigate based on your preferences.  I sorted by foil-pressed, modern, photo cards, and I quickly had some gorgeous selections narrowed down for me. When I saw the clean and modern Very Merry foil card, I knew it was the perfect card for us. It was simple, shiny and just what I wanted.

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I thought this would look lovely using all black and white photographs!

modern holiday card

There are nine (yes you read that correctly) different foil and color options, and I opted for a classic black, white, and red foil.  The cards feel so luxurious and are printed with a unique process that presses real foil onto the front side of the cards.  I also chose to add rounded corners, which I personally think gives a stunning modern vibe too.

All of their cards come with standard white envelopes, but I added silver envelopes for just an extra $10!  What a deal!

I easily and quickly added black and white photographs and the whole process was so simple. It literally took me 10 minutes to upload the photographs and personalize the text.

modern very merry holiday foil cards
You simply drag in your photographs and voila!

My order arrived about 5 days later in the most beautiful packaging.  I could not be more excited to mail these beauties out on December 1st!

Do you ever switch up the look of your holiday cards?

About The Author


I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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