Christmas card and gift ideas


Every year we look forward to not only sending out Christmas cards and a Christmas letter (that Mr. Serious writes), but we also look forward to receiving them. In fact, this year, we left them up in our kitchen until mid-summer to feel connected to all of the people that we haven’t been able to see.

photo christmas cards

Thank you to mpix for gifting me credits to their shop.

Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards

It’s already November! And I know this holiday season is going to be extra weird and crazy and different, so I’m trying to get ahead.

Sure. I can design my own Christmas cards and have them printed. But, before I started doing my own, I used other photo printing companies and services for our photo card printing needs. In fact, several years in a row, I ordered wall calendars, coffee mugs, magnets, large prints and more for the grandparents in the family.

They always loved (well, I think they did..they say they did) having the girls faces in their homes. It is super easy to add the pictures and pick the designs, too.

sample photo christmas cards

I’ve got my Christmas cards already sitting on my desk from mpix. But, you’ll just get this sneak peek for now.

christmas card 2020

If you want, you can also have your return address printed on the envelopes to save time. 

I’ve also started ordering Christmas gifts. The family (especially grandparents) seem to really like photo gifts, so I’m happy to help with that.  

holiday photo gifts collage

Holiday Photo Gifts

mpix has a great selection of holiday gifts for family and friends. From large prints and cards to photo mugs and blankets, they have you covered. Use Mpix2520 for 25% off your entire mpix order through end of December!

Photo mugs have options for a variety of looks and layouts as well as wording choices and number of pictures. It’s always time for an updated coffee or tea mug. Combine it with a coffee or tea subscription service and you’ve got a great gift for a loved one. 

mpix also has photo coasters in sets of 4, keychains, luggage tags, calendars and more. 

photo mug gifts

Personalized Blankets

If your house is anything like ours, we have at least one blanket per person for TV/movie watching and hanging out on the couch. We are blanket people. We’ve gifted personalized blankets to grandparents and they were thrilled with them. It’s like snuggling with your loved one even when you can’t. Virtual hugs, anybody?

personalized blankets

There are so many other great options, so make sure you take advantage of the discount code and grab your goodies. 

Discount Code for MPIX:

Use Mpix2520 for 25% off your entire mpix order through end of December!


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  1. I started looking at ideas for my cards yesterday. I always like to get them before the second week of November.

  2. Seriously, Shutterfly is calling to me, taunting me with all this cuteness!

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