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Twelve Dates of Christmas | Christmas Cards

Aaron and I are in Phoenix and absolutely loving all of the time we get to spend with family! Can’t wait to post pictures after our trip!
This year for Christmas, I really wanted to make a Christmas card to mail to all of our friends and family. I love seeing pictures of all of my family and friends, how big their families are now, and of course, reading updates on people’s life.
Aaron and I didn’t want to pay for anyone else’s design, because, well, we’re a bit picky and we figure we can just do it ourselves. So we decided to make our own Christmas cards using Adobe Illustrator. On to the next date!
Starting off, we both agreed on making a card with some kind of stylized tree, but other than that, we couldn’t really decide on the rest of the card: the background, the message, the color scheme, etc.
So we did what any reasonable couple does: have a little competition against each other! We each got 45 minutes to spend making a card, and at the end, we would decide which one we liked more.
Here’s Aaron’s version:
Cheeky, eh?
Here’s my version:

And we liked aspects of both, so we decided to mesh the two cards together to create our final card. We tried to print the cards out at Costco before we skipped out of town to Phoenix, but to my dismay, the colors had gotten boggled during printing and the card had a nice shade of black in the background. I was crushed, I admit, but it was too late to do anything about it as we were flying out the next morning. So instead of sending out physical Christmas cards this year, we’re going be those hip, Internet-savvy people who send out electronic versions instead. Sigh. We’ll send out real ones next year, I promise.

Here’s our final card! (Hope you like it!) Merry Christmas everyone!

3 thoughts on “Twelve Dates of Christmas | Christmas Cards”

  1. Summer says:

    I was like, “We should totally do christmas cards this year!” Then I spent all my time designing baby announcements instead.

    1. Rachel Taylor says:

      Um baby announcements are way more fun! I can’t wait for you to post pictures of them once the baby comes!

  2. Jenny says:


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