With Instagram, most of the time I'm the photographer, I've cropped and filtered the photo and the picture I share is a special moment in our lives. So, my Instagram feed is a scrapbook of all my favorite photos. It seems only natural to use one or several of these for our Christmas Card. I love this idea so much that I've compiled a collection for you. This is a collection of my favorite cards that will work with your favorite Instagram posts!
First category is the Insta-Grid. The Insta-grid card features a collection of photo highlights from the past year:
|Paper Culture - Instant Squares|
|Best Year Ever Holiday Photo Card - Minted - Erin L. Wilson|
|A Year In My Life Holiday Photo Card - Minted - Robin Ott Design|
|Insta-book - Minted - Up Up Creative|
|2014 Tic-Tac-Toe - Paperless Post|
|Family Snapshots Christmas Photo Card - Minted - Griffenbell Paper Co.|
Then there's the Selfie category. This overused word becomes cute again when you say "Have your SELFIE a Merry Little Christmas!":
|Have Yourselfie Christmas Photo Card - Minted - Kelli Hall|
I like this one (above) so much that I had to insert one of my favorite family selfies.
|Selfie Holiday Photo Card - Minted - Design Market|
Next is the Single Square category. Instagram is all square photos. These cards keep that composition for you, no need to zoom or crop your favorite Instagram of the year.:
|Warmest Wishes - Pink - Paperless Post - J.Crew|
This card (maybe my favorite) was designed my J.Crew. Had to try out one of my most loved instas in it!
|Konfetti - Photo - Paperless Post - Kelly Wearstler|
Last category is A Few Favorites. These cards are for instagram squares but only a few favorites because the grid might take too long to customize, ha!:
|Modern Candy Stripes Holiday Photo Card - Minted - Kimberly Morgan|
|Holiday Stripes - Paper Culture|
|Love, Peace and Hope - Paper Culture|
Wait there is one more! This next card is just because I love it (another one designed by J.Crew) and I used a fun selfie from our Colorado vacation:
|Farewell to '14 - Pink - Paperless Post - J.Crew|
Now, neighbors, don't stress about your card. People plan weddings in less time than we have to order, address and send our cards. Have fun finding the card you love. This Holiday tradition is the best, December is the only month I watch for the mail carrier, ha!
Below is a little Cyber Monday information about the collection of cards in this blog post. All the cards in this post are from Minted, Paper Culture or Paperless Post. Here's a breakdown of what each site is offering:
Minted - 15% off + free shipping on Holiday Cards. Use code 15CM. Ends 12/2. Plus, for a limited time, the Minted Envelope is free!
Paper Culture - 50% off Holiday Cards and Stationary. Ends 12/4.
Paperless Post - 30% off sitewide + free ground shipping. Use code WINTER30. Ends 12/2.
Happy sending and receiving Holiday snail mail!