There’s something thoughtful I can truly appreciate about receiving a holiday card from a family member or friend. To me, that means that I’m on their mind- and during the holiday season, that makes me feel very special. Honestly, I feel like holiday cards are a beautiful reminder that someone loves you and you’re a part of their family.
I remember looking forward to each and every handwritten letter or card from my family and friends while I was deployed overseas. Although the care packages full of my favorite snacks were great too, the thought behind these handwritten letters and cards meant so much to me and made me feel like I wasn’t forgotten. After a while, I started receiving letters from people I didn’t even know who were supporters of the military. We began a nice friendship through handwritten correspondence and I shared my daily life with them as a Soldier serving overseas.
Most recently, I found chest full of handwritten letters, cards and pictures that my mother and father exchanged for several years, through dating, marriage and up until I was born in 1989.
After receiving these letters while serving overseas and finding my parent’s chest full of letters, (as well as being a photographer) I realized that letters and cards with photographs are meant to be cherished and preserved. These letters and cards were something I could hold onto forever and they told the story of my parents’ lives before me. Also, I appreciated each and every one of those letters written to me while I was overseas, and I hope that someday they’ll tell my story.
I really want to stress the importance of sending cards to your loved ones during the holiday season by sharing some cards I made using Minted’s holiday photo card templates.
I made these cards, which were designed by independent artists, using my most recent photography sessions that reflect family, love and togetherness. The beautiful thing about these Minted cards is that you can completely make them your own by combining imagery with notes of heartfelt thoughtfulness.
If you’re interested in designing your holiday cards through Minted, they are offering SO many great holiday specials! Specifically, their Black Friday event runs through November 25-27 – you can save 15% off ANY holiday card order, or 20% off any card orders $150 and up. Use the code ‘BF2015′ to access the discounts!!
When sending your holidays cards this season, you’re not just sending a card. You’re giving your loved ones a reminder that you love them and you’re thinking of them. You’re telling them that they matter to you and that is something that will always be preserved in their hearts.
*This post has been sponsored by Minted.com. Although I did receive compensation for this post, all of my opinions are my own.