Em’s Christmas Card and An Easy Garland DIY

Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet? If not, post-turkey coma is the perfect time to scroll through your phone at Tiny Print’s amazing collection this year HERE. Sending and receiving cards is for sure one of my favorite parts of Christmas that I look forward to every year.

Right now my life seems extra crazy busy. I’m really trying to simplify in general, approach things and with a more laid back attitude and take each day as it comes.

Instead of having a formal ‘Christmas card photo shoot’ that I usually like, this photo of the babies in their jammies seemed perfect for how life is right now. I love Jane’s cheesy grin and Ben’s squishy cheeks. I chose THIS simple card from Tiny Prints. Nothing fancy, but the foil gold letters are simple and beautiful. I’m so happy how they turned out.

My cards inspired me to simplify my Christmas decorations this year too. I always like to mix up my decorations a little bit and this year simplifying my decor and minimizing putting up and taking down time seemed really attractive.

I made this easy garland using twine from the Dollar spot at Target and a pack of these champagne baubles at the Dollar Tree. I had to twist masking tape at the end of the twine to thread the ornaments onto the twine, but once they were on they didn’t need any extra tying to keep in place.


I love how this cute garland turned out and for only $2 per garland and five minutes of my time, you know I had to make a few and add a little festive cheer around the house. They are super lightweight so can be hung easily with tape or a few tacks…easy up and easy down for after Christmas.


Things should slow down for me in a few weeks and I’m looking forward to sipping hot chocolate and reading Christmas books to the kids next to the Christmas tree!

How do you simplify Christmas the most special/craziest time of year?

A big thank you to Tiny Prints for my Christmas cards! There quality and service is impeccable. I love how easy it is to order my cards and am always pleasantly surprised when my parcel arrives at how beautiful their cards are.

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