Turning the corner, however, I truly gasped.
Christmas lights? Holiday decorations? Are those reindeer lawn ornaments I see?!
As if the small nagging voice in the back of my mind isn't already beginning to stress me out saying that December will be here before I know it, seeing the arrival of the holidays in the stores when I'm only just getting used to it being fall always sends a chill down my spine.
At least things have changed over the years. In the past I found myself procrastinating and ordering our holiday cards at the last minute, something that would be consistently displeasing. But then I realized that life would be much easier if I didn't waste time or effort looking at various sites when I could just go with the
amazing selection and quality that I've come to love and appreciate from TinyPrints.com.
Even though I've seen (and sent) a variety of other holiday cards over the years, there is just something about Tiny Prints that has remained unmatched when it comes to style and overall impression. From traditional colors and embellishments to merry and bright colors that take on a modern feel, there is something about the way that that each one grabs your attention and celebrates the season in its own way.
With such a vast collection, I have always appreciated that Tiny Prints makes it easy to browse and narrow down their cards with all of the filters along the left of the screen. Whether you know you want a certain number of pictures, to stay within a set budget, use particular colors, card sizes or design styles... simply check those options and Tiny Prints will show which of their hundreds of cards meets the criteria.
Plus, I've always liked the ease and convenience of the Favorites Folder that Tiny Prints has tucked away at the bottom of the screen. With so many cards to choose from, being able to put your favorites into one spot makes it possible to compare them side-by-side to make a final decision easily.
Of course, even with all of the ways that Tiny Prints makes browsing and shopping more convenient, deciding on a final pick is still extremely difficult. The 2012 Holiday Collection has brought so many more gorgeous options that all of the fresh designs and fun features (mmmm, new luxurious Premium DoubleThick Matte Paper — cardstock at its finest!) make it hard to choose a favorite.
As I'm planning on most likely showcasing multiple photos (since getting one great photograph with kids can be awfully difficult), I love how Merriest Stripes: Deep Blue has plenty of room for various shots but also includes a simple, sweet message...
...but I also love the way the rounded corners highlight the adorable simplicity featured on the Handwritten Love: Bright Red option...
...however, how could I not choose the It's That Time: Red Lantern? If I could just get one joyful photograph of both of my girls, how perfect would the "Sisterly Love" phrase be right there to showcase it?
The decision-making gets even more difficult with all of the great ways that Tiny Prints allows you to customize their cards. Change the colors, personalize the words, round the corners (a touch that I love), and more... they even have alternative layouts to pick from.
That way, if you've fallen in love with the Peace Hope Joy: Gunmetal style like I have...
...but find yourself having gotten lucky with one stellar family photo that you'd like to use, you can simply change the layout so that it will highlight a single picture instead of many. Perfection!
Once the decision-making process is complete, I love knowing that whichever card I pick is going to turn out great simply because it will be from Tiny Prints. They haven't let me down once in the past and I have no doubt that they'll continue to impress me in the future!
No matter what your personality and style, Tiny Prints is sure to have the cards, gifts and more that you'll love this holiday season. If you are looking for religious/scripture based cards (including Hanukkah), they have them. Want to showcase your fur babies? They have those as well. Want to get your holiday planning and shopping underway? Tiny Prints offers party invitations and memorable personalized photo gifts like notebooks, photo books and calendars that your recipient is sure to treasure.
Whether you're new or familiar with TinyPrints.com, be sure to head over and browse their amazing selection (and their special offers page to get a great deal) — you won't be sorry! And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to order their favorites this season, because...
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