Ho Ho Ho and Xs and Os: Our Christmas Card

Thursday, December 16, 2010

So you already know we do things a little differently for our Christmas cards. We send out a small surprise along with the greeting - from dish towels to pez dispensers to lotto tickets - we like to mix it up. I start thinking up ideas long before it gets cold (and if you are wondering, I already have an idea for next year!) Despite having it all mapped out in my mind forever, I seem to wait until the last possible minute to get going on them each year. I guess I like to torture myself.

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Thankfully they are finally finished so its time to share.

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As you can see, we attached my favorite lip balm to a card that reads:

Be Ready
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and
many tender moments under the mistletoe
this year and forever.
Stefanie and Luke

I don't know about you but winter means loading up the chapstick and having it everywhere. A tube in my purse, my nightstand, the junk drawer, my coat pocket, etc. So I thought this was the perfect little practical item to find in the mailbox.


*please note I am in no way connected with softlips and haven't received anything from them - I just am really addicted to their product.

62 comments:

  1. LOVE it.............I am addicted year round to Blistex Complete Moisture and Burt's Bees w/pomegranate oil.

    You are so talented Mrs. L!!

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  2. so stinkin' cute! I wish one was arriving in my mailbox!

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  3. You're amazing at this sort of thing- how do you come up with this stuff???? Your card is fabulous!! xo

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  4. wow these are great! And I very much agree on the necessity of Chapstick in the winter!

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  5. I just want to know how many cards you send out?

    Cute idea!

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  6. My 12 year old daughter asked St. Nick for softlips (which she loves) and he found two 2pks w/holiday bonuses!

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  7. Way to keep the Christmas card tradition alive!! I always stick to photo cards but maybe some day I'll expand my horizons!

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  8. Amanda: I send out about 50 cards each year.

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  9. Man...You do the BEST cards and invites! THE best. I wanna be your friend. Really...I do!

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  10. So adorable!! Great idea (of course). I hope the mail delivery people treat them nicely :)

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  11. Amazing! Send me one, would ya?

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  12. Love. Love. Love. Want my address?

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  13. Unbelievable. I always feel ashamed of my cards after I see yours :)

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  14. Love it! What a great idea. One of these days I will make my own Christmas cards - I'm determined!

    cozystyle.cozyeggdesigns.com

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  15. Another year goes by and I'm still wondering how to get on your mailing list! Love this idea...here in Chicago we have to have our lips covered too.

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  16. I love it! How creative. I'm really addicted to Burt's Bees.

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  17. I think we all want to be on your mailing list :o) These are amazing (as expected). I am constantly teased about my addiction to chapstick. I have them everywhere!

    julie

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  18. What programs do you use to create?

    julie
    jugeebee at hotmail dot com

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  19. I love this and would really enjoy receiving this card in the mail! Merry Christmas!

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  20. This cracks me up, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!!

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  21. AWESOME! Does the creativity never end??? : )

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  22. Love it! I want to get on your card list! Ha ha!

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  23. What a fabulous idea! I might be stealing that next year!

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  24. Another original and lovely idea MrsL. Please tell me one of those fab cards is headed my way? ;)

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  25. Annamarie1:03 PM

    You always have the BEST ideas. Sometimes I wish that I could live inside your imagination -what a place that is!

    As always, thanks for the eye candy and inspiration.

    Merry merry Christmas

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  26. You are so creative, S! I love Softlips, too!

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  27. Love your creativity.! Who wouldn't love to receive that in the mail.

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  28. That's adorable! Great job!

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  29. This is such a cute idea! You always have the best ideas!

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  30. What a great idea...Im always one for giving little gifts but never thought of it for a holiday card. Love the lip balm idea...we def have a bunch of tubes, cylinders and sticks in this house. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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  31. So perfect! My son (17yrs) was looking for soft lips yesterday at CVS! lol

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  32. Fabulous idea! So clever! I wish I was on your Christmas card list;) Isnt it insane how addictive chapstick can be- I always say- its my one true addiction- (for me its berry blistex)

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  33. I'm going to have to steal this idea for next year. How great!

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  34. Very creative. I wish that I could watch you actually create one of your beautiful papergoods. Maybe you could vlog a future project(or part of it at least, I'm sure it takes hours). I have no experience with that, but would love to learn.

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  35. you've done it again! i think i'll have to steal this idea in the future.

    your creativity never ceases to amaze me. can i be on your mailing list ;) i kid, i kid (kinda!)

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  36. Melissa9:03 PM

    Haha today when while I was applying my softlips I was thinking how it really is the BEST lip balm. This is a great X-mas card idea!

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  37. Another great idea, you put my cards to shame. Mind adding me to your Christmas list?

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  38. Ahhh I love Soft Lips too!! Cute cards. :)

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  39. Very clever! Love your imagination! Lori

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  40. I love it. I want to steal that idea but it's far too late for me to get my act together on Christmas cards this year. You are so creative!

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  41. Is there no end to your talents, Mrs. L? I'm always blown away by your creativity. Fabulous, who wouldn't want to be on your Christmas card list?

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  42. Love it!! Your friends and family are very lucky to be on this cool Christmas card list!

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  43. you are the coolest person ever!

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  44. You rock! Does your brain ever turn off?

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  45. These are amazing Xmas cards!!! Lol! My Hubbie and I keep spare chapsticks everywhere too!

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  46. What a great idea! I love that you give a little gift with each card.

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  47. I love this! What a great idea! You could totally sell your ideas each year at Christmas!

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  48. I absolutely adore this idea! I'm a chapstick addict too! You have some very luck friends and family :)

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  49. Anonymous6:37 PM

    Love this idea - Have you tried Burt's Bees w/pomegranate oil - it's about my favorite.

    JR

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  50. Anonymous8:24 PM

    that is just so brilliant!

    shiori(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Anonymous9:28 PM

    I love! But - how do you get the tube to stick onto the card? What adhesive do you use? (sorry if this is a stupid question!)

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  52. This is brilliant!! You are a genius when it comes to this sort of thing!
    I wish you a happy, happy Christmas, Stefanie!!
    Love,
    Linda

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  53. Love them - and everyone needs some this time of year.

    I'm the same way - the ideas come to me way ahead of time and yet I always find myself waiting until the last minute to try and execute!

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  54. Anonymous5:38 PM

    I'm way late with this question, but how did you mail them? It looks like a regular envelope, maybe in the background. Do you just write "hand cancel" on the front of the envelope? Or just send as is and let the USPS figure it out?!

    Thanks!
    Lindsay
    ajayhawksgirl@gmail.com

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  55. Love this idea. Next year I am going to send out lucky fish fortune tellers (remember those?!?!) with cards. I didn't think of the idea early enough to execute it this year. The lotto tickets are clever, too.

    Leigha

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  56. MrsLimestone3:04 PM

    Just sealed it in an envelope and the post office did the rest.

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  57. MrsLimestone3:05 PM

    I used hot glue.

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  58. Liisa_f3:10 PM

    what a fab idea!!love your creativity..

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  59. tiana4:51 PM

    you don't have a template to this do you??

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  60. Sorry, I'm not giving this one away as of now.

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous idea !!! xx

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