Our New Year’s Card and Baby Announcement

posted by Andrea | 01/7/2012

I absolutely love sending our holiday card to family and friends each year!

I’ve already shared several of our past holiday cards, but this year’s card was EXTRA special because it was also Nora’s birth announcement!

I had so much fun coming up with the ideas for this year’s holiday card… and then bringing those ideas to life with the help of Angela from Tilly Claire’s Design. She took all my ideas and turned them into the most beautiful, custom, 2-sided holiday card with our family’s New Year greeting on the front and Nora’s birth announcement on the back.

Here is a larger picture of the New Year’s card. {you can click on the image to open it in a new window}

 

And here is Nora’s birth announcement.

This is my favorite holiday card so far…yes I say this every year, but it’s true once again!

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10 comments

  1. Paulette

    01/07/2012

    Oh. My. Word. Absolutely amazing. What a beautiful family, Andrea. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life.

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  2. HZizz

    01/07/2012

    This is GREAT! It’s ironic because it is nearly the same card I sent last year for Christmas. Good taste!

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  3. Cortney

    01/07/2012

    Oh my gosh I LOVE IT! Esp. Nora’s birth announcement! Precious. Did you edit the top picture with those adorable rosy cheeks yourself? If so did you happen to use picnik? I keep debating if I should get the premium version, if its worth it? If your familiar with it I would love your opinion :) Thanks!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Cortney — yes, I did the coloring myself and yes I use Picnik.
    I absolutely LOVE picnik and have been paying for the premium version for over a year now — it is SO worth the $25 a year! I would definitely encourage you to upgrade!!

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    Cortney Reply:

    Hi there,
    Not sure if you read comments from older posts but I wanted to say Thanks for the recommendation. I was waiting until we had a little extra in the budget to purchase the premium but then I just saw that picnik is closing:(. However the premium version is free until closing date in April which is a plus so I can at least use it until then… Thanks Anyways :)

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  4. Elena

    01/07/2012

    Beautifully done:)

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  5. Diana Kotecki

    01/07/2012

    Your New Year’s card and baby announcement are absolutely adorable. You are so creative and talented! Enjoy!

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  6. KimH

    01/08/2012

    I love your announcement & Christmas card.. and I think its wonderful that you’ve included your two exchange students on it too! Im sure it helps to make them feel like part of the family as well.

    I also use the upgraded version of Picnic & I love it too.

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  7. Kelly

    01/12/2012

    Did you print these yourself? I noticed on the giveaway for her products a couple months ago, it was to print your own using a photo company. If you printed your own, what company did you use? As we look ahead to our own baby announcements (due in June!), I feel like I could do the designing myself but don’t know where to send the PDF and have them printed… just curious what you guys did. They look great! :)

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hey Kelly,
    We used Vista Print to print our announcements/New Year’s card. They turned out well — but the process didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped and the card stock wasn’t as thick as I was planning on either.
    We did get a really good deal though :)

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