Christmas Cards

In a world of emails, text messages and evites- there is nothing sweeter than a Christmas card. A real Christmas card printed on paper, tucked in an envelope, individually stamped, and hand-delivered to your mail box. I look forward to them every year. Photos of families, dogs, kids. Smiles, care, and love wrapped up in a card.

There is something so personal about these Christmas greetings. Maybe it's becuase someone took the time to dress up their kids, or gather photos, or make an online order--- all just to wish me a "Merry Christmas". And because of the way I feel about Christmas cards, I like to have them out on display all month long. Each year I use some ribbon, tape and clothespins to hang them on our kitchen doors. More ribbon strips can be added if we fill these up.

If you don't have kitchen doors, you could use the same method to attach them to your pantry doors or kitchen cabinets. Any ribbon will work- coordinate it with your Christmas decor.

Here are few other display ideas that caught my eye on pinterest.

Source: bhg.com via Samantha on Pinterest

This year we ordered our Photo Christmas Cards from Mixbook.  I had never heard of them, but they had a great website and I had a fantastic Groupon. I used photos that Erin of Splendor Photography took of our family this summer when we were in Destin. The site was easy to use-- you can customize all the templates. Simple formatting- just drop and click.

Since this was the first time I had used Mixbook and I had not heard much about them, I was anxious to see how the card would actually turn out. And I honestly have to say, I could not be happier. The paper is a great weight, the colors are spot-on, and it arrived just as quickly as they promised. I was so pleased with the results, I emailed Mixbook and told them I would be sharing it on my blog. And this is where is gets good-- they sent me a gift code for you to use.

So if you haven't started on your cards, you want to make New Year's or Valentines cards, or you just want to give Mixbook a try, here's your chance. I have a set of 30 5x7 Flat Cards- any style- to giveaway. You can learn more about Mixbook Photo Cards by clicking here to go their website.  Or on find Mixbook on facebook here.  And follow Mixbook on twitter here.


PRIZE: 30 5x7 Flat Cards-any style- Premium Stock with free ground shipping

1. Become a follower of Crafty Texas Girls.
2. Visit Mixbook and check out their photo cards, photo books, and photo gifts. 
3. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you should win! "I want to win the Mixbook cards because__________________."

* For an additional entry in this contest, blog, tweet, or facebook about the Crafty Texas Girls/Mixbook giveaway. Then leave the link in an additional comment on this post.

GIVEAWAY CLOSES:  Wednesday, December 14th at 8pm CST.

PRIZE DETAILS: Winner will be announced in a new post on this blog. Winner will be emailed details about how to claim their prize- so make sure I can contact you. Winner will have 2 days to claim the prize, or another winner will be chosen. Winner must live in the continental United States. Cards must be ordered by Dec. 31, 2011.

OTHER INFO: The winner will be selected using random.org  from the comments left on this post. Winner will be announced in a new post on this blog on Thursday, December 15th. So check back and see if you are the lucky winner!

Thanks to:  http://bloggiveawaydirectory.com/, http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/, http://freestuff.tipjunkie.com/, http://www.mixbook.com/cards/christmas-cards for listing this giveaway. 

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