Now that we're officially into November, we're thrilled that it's finally time to fully indulge our passion for Michael Buble's Christmas album, made-for-tv holiday movies (can't wait to plan our annual Mistletones viewing party!), and all of the Christmas traditions that we love to enjoy every year. One of our favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is by creating beautiful cards to send to our friends and family. First, we gather our craft supplies so that we can truly personalize our cards with envelope liners, glitter pens, holiday stamps, and stickers. We like to set ourselves up in front of the fireplace with a glass of red wine and either the afore-mentioned Buble album or bad holiday movie serving as the soundtrack for writing out our cards. In addition to creating and mailing our own cards, we always get such a burst of happiness when we open the mailbox and see thoughtful cards that others have sent to us. We display them around the house as a reminder that whether they are near or far, the holidays are a time to celebrate and be thankful for all of the special people in our lives.
Since we have such a love affair with sending and receiving cards, we want to extend an invitation to all of our readers to join us in a holiday card swap! It's easy to participate - simply sign up by November 25th using the form below and we'll pair you with a partner by November 30th. The best part is, you'll receive 2 cards while only sending 1! Everyone who participates in the holiday card swap will not only receive a card in the mail from their partner, but will also receive a card from The Sequin Notebook! We've teamed up with Alex from Idalia Photography for a fantastic photo shoot that we'll be using to create our own special holiday card which will be mailed to all of the participants.
So just buy a beautiful card, create a custom-crafted card, or send your family's photo card...the choice of card is whatever you can dream up, just make sure it's in the mail to your partner no later than December 15th. Share your photos on Instagram by tagging #2014SequinCardSwap and @thesequinnotebook, then come back to The Sequin Notebook on December 23rd to participate in a link-up sharing your cards. We'll be sending reminders about all of the important dates as they are approaching.
|Some of our many holiday creations from the past years|
We hope you'll join us in the card swap by signing up below - it's a fun way to spread some holiday cheer and maybe make a new friend!
Thanks for getting into the holiday spirit with us - we can't wait to see all of your gorgeous cards!
Oh, and don't forget - we're still running a giveaway for a $100 Sephora gift card, so enter below for your chance to win!
Hosted by: The Sequin Notebook, Join the Gossip, B Loved Boston, A Little Glitter, Twin Living, The Kari Diaries, Recent Somethings, Make Me Up Mia, Your Beauty Fix, and La Dolce Vita