12.23.2011

joy.

I'm jumping with joy over our Christmas cards this year. Not because of the paper bag envelopes, but they are pretty rad. Or because of our custom Paperwink stamp that makes me smile, 120 times over (we have a really big family).
I'm overjoyed because our first family [of three] cards were a creative collaboration with some of my favorite people; custom calligraphy provided by sweet Bianca of Little Miss Press; and design and photos perfected with such love and care by one of Whitney's best friends, the amazing Jenna of Jenna Beth Photography.
We have some pretty special people in our lives, don't we?

Our family portrait session with Jenna last month was the highlight of Thanksgiving weekend, and now we have a bundle of beautiful images that we'll treasure for forever, thanks to her and her uber-talented eye.

She is a true artist; while she owns her own events and photography boutique, she is a trained painter, a dancer and moonlights as a designer. (Sidebar: she designed her own wedding invitations, and these, you have to see (well, you have to see all the images from her wedding, really. So go, and enjoy)). There isn't much this girl can't do. We're lucky to know her and especially thankful for so many years of friendship, on account of my brother picking one heck of a wife who has brought us so much light and love!

Jenna blogged about our photo session earlier this month, and you can view a few more images from our sunny day here.

And with that, our cards are finally sent (I mean, it's Christmas Eve Eve). Gifts are almost totally wrapped. Stockings are hung. Mulled wine, our favorite comfort soup, sugar cookies and lots of family time is on our agenda for this most wonderful time of the year.
To all of you: may you have a happy Christmas. Full of love. And joy.

2 comments:

ashley maureen said...

ahh, i love! after all that, they turned out beautifully! i hope you have a wonderful few days… your agenda sounds perfect. i think i'll take in the "calm" (is it really calm?) before the storm today. merry christmas, salcedos!

Karen said...

Alison,
Happy New Year to your darling family. Love the picture and card.

Yummy menu for a relaxing weekend.

xo,
Karen