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12.01.14 / Holiday Card Idea

3-in-1 holiday card

We love our candid family photo books from Artifact Uprising so much I knew I would turn to them for our holiday cards, too. (The kids flip through the photo books on a regular basis…still!) What I wasn’t expecting was the clever 3-in-1 card design that the company introduced a few weeks ago.

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The 100% recycled¬†3-in-1 photo card comes as a single flat card with a photo of your choice. You can choose from more than a dozen unique designs. Each card includes a kraft envelope. I went with the “May Joy” design in red watercolor and added a photo of the kids from our recent vacation.

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Each card is perforated and can be used as a greeting card, photo print and / or gift tag. Recipients can tear off the photo square and display it on their fridge. Likewise, the watercolor font can be torn off and repurposed as a gift tag. It’s the greeting card that keeps on giving! If you have extras, use the photos and tags on gifts you’re giving this season.

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I’m keeping the gift wrap pretty simple this year. The plaid and black kraft papers are leftover from last year but I saw them at JoAnn’s a few weeks ago so they should still be available. The burlap ribbon is from JoAnn’s, too. I always have jute string on hand. I use it for everything. I can’t tie a bow to save my life so I usually resort to bow alternatives. Last year it was DIY poms; this year it’s rosemary. I had to empty the planter at the front door due to the frost but salvaged the rosemary and added fragrant sprigs to the presents for a natural touch.

Also, I really want the Australian word “pressies” (meaning presents) to catch on here in the U.S. It’s adorable. PRESSIES. You can’t say it without smiling.

*BONUS*¬†– Enter below to win a 25-pack of Artifact Uprising’s 3-in-1 photo cards. Giveaway ends 12/8/14. Best of luck!

images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

23 Comments

01.December.2014

Love the look!

Also love all of the Aussie short forms, still use many from our time living there!

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01.December.2014

i love your beautiful Christmas cards! Happy holidays to you!

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01.December.2014

The rosemary is very fitting for the photo from Rosemary Beach. I love to tie themes together (ha, no pun intended).

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

I didn’t even put two and two together! Good eye.

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02.December.2014

Ha. It’s pressies though, not prezzies. We love to shorten all words. My favorites are hols (holidays), relos (family) and sambos (sandwiches).

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

Oh, stop it. Where I come from we say not as cute things like “fer” instead of “for”. Just doesn’t have the same ring!

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02.December.2014

Beautiful! And yes, down her in Oz we will be opening up our pressies, then hopping into our cossies (swimming costumes) for a quick dip in the pool then enjoying some roast chook (chicken) for lunch. Merry Chrissy to you and yours! xx

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

Don’t forget enjoying a couple of tinnies (beers) or a glass of chardy (wine)!

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

I want to learn to speak Australian. More, more, more!

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02.December.2014

Yep, we love us our Chrissy pressies – but you do need to spell it with double-s rather than double-z
;D

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

Crap! I even googled it!! Haha. Off to fix it straight away.

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02.December.2014

The rosemary is a great idea! Love your taste, love your blog.

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02.December.2014

So simple, yet beautiful!

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02.December.2014

Cute and classy! I looooove the look of the cards from this type of site but not the price. My extended family is just too HUGE! Unfortunately the less expensive ones from other online sites do not look as refined. It’s a catch-22! Gotta come up with something soon though b/c Christmas is coming!

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02.December.2014

Love your cards! Merry Christmas!

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02.December.2014

Bring on the “Prezzies”!! We (us Aussies) can also offer up Boxing Day, which is a public holiday the day after Christmas. It’s a day of leftovers, sun, beach, watching the Sydney to Hobart Yatch Race or the cricket Boxing Day Test, and general relaxing from the whirlwind of Christmas day!

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

I want a Boxing Day!

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replied on December 2nd, 2014

& of course a spot of backyard cricket and having a nap after eating all the leftovers!

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02.December.2014

These cards are brilliant. I’ve been on the fence about whether to do holiday photo cards this year, these might put me over the edge!

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03.December.2014

Mate, the cards are true blue, dinki di, fair dinkum, worth bottling ! I could totally cark it with how bonza they are. Fair go, I can’t wait give these a burl! Good on ya, their little rippas! Yes, I’m an Aussie, no I don’t normally speak like this…all the time ;)

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replied on December 3rd, 2014

I have no idea what you just said but it was glorious.

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07.December.2014

Did you get the blank craft paper from Joanne’s? Is it on a roll? Thanks Dana!

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replied on December 7th, 2014

Yes and yes!

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