When it comes to traditions, there are some I hope never go out of style. Christmas cards by snail mail is definitely one of them! There is something so special about receiving letters with handwritten notes from the people you love. A lot can happen over the course of a year, and I think Christmas/Holiday cards are the perfect way to share and celebrate those big events with friends and family.
And this year was a big year that deserved celebrating: Cary and I said “I do”! My husband and I tied the knot in a beautiful cathedral downtown Charleston surrounded by our closest family and friends. June 15th, 2019 was a day I know I will cherish forever. We are grateful to so many who helped make that day and this year unforgettable. So as we sent out Christmas cards this year, we wanted to also say thank you to all the people who helped get us to where we are today. This year’s card is in honor of everyone who has loved and supported over the course of this year. We have so much to give thanks for, and this is the best way we knew how to share our appreciation.
The tricky part was finding a company to buy from…
I searched high a low for a company that met two criteria: affordability and quality. Then I found Paper Culture!
Didn’t know what to expect, but I loved their mission and what they stood for. Paper Culture only uses sustainable paper products in the hopes of offsetting our carbon footprint. They use post-consumer waste and wood alternatives in all their products, and for every order fulfilled, they plant a tree. And since their inception, they have planted over 1,000,000 trees. They mindfully and intentionally design their products for a world of trees, because they fear a world without them. I’ve never heard of a paper company with such advocacy and concern for the environment, so I had to give it a try!
When I got my cards in the mail, I was floored by the quality…
The cardstock was sturdy, the printing was without flaw, and the colors felt lifelike. Not to mention, we also purchased our Christmas cards at 40% off retail price because of one of their ongoing promotions (I love a good sale!). And Paper Culture offers FREE return and recipient address printing! That in itself is reason enough to buy from Paper Culture if you ask me. All in all, my husband and I were thrilled with the end result and are so excited for everyone to receive their cards!
Growing up, we had this little red rattan sleigh that sat up on our kitchen counter that we’d fill with all the Christmas cards we received. By the end of the holiday season, we would have a sleigh brimming with beautiful pictures of our family and friends. Time passes and families grow, but one thing hasn’t changed: my love for Christmas cards!