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.

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

Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards

It’s already December! And I know this holiday season is going to be extra weird and crazy and different, so I’m trying to get ahead. Shipping is crazy, too. But, I did expedited shipping on my mpix cards and they arrived in 3 days!

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.

mpix 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.

I wanted to go for cheery and happy. So I picked this cheery “more cheer this year” card.

I really like that mpix allows you to chose a design and then you still have some freedoms. For example, you can change the layout of the page to add more pictures or less pictures. I ended up keeping it simpler this year with just two pictures on the back and the girls’ names and ages.

The quality with mpix greeting cards is superb. The cards are nice and thick and sturdy and the color is just as I expected.

mpix holiday card thickness

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

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. Right now you can save 25% off your entire mpix order through December 9th!

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:

Save 25% off your entire mpix order through December 9th!

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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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