I am typically a holiday purist. I like to give each holiday its' time in the spotlight, but that doesn't mean I can't start the fun planning for Christmas now. One thing that does need some forethought? Christmas cards!

I am absolutely one of those people that gets giddy about sending out Christmas cards…except last year. No Christmas cards last year because #somanybabies. It does seem to be a tradition that is dying off as each year we receive fewer and fewer cards, but that doesn’t stop me from getting excited about sending out ours!

Minted has long been one of my favorite resources for Christmas cards (we love their birthday invites and their affordable, unique art too!) because they have so many different options. You’ll find cards that are modern, traditional, bright, neutral, spiritual, silly, and more; plus, their quality is hard to beat. And my most favorite thing about Minted? They'll address your envelopes for free! It is seriously the best feature. 

Every year I share some of my favorite designs from Minted’s current Christmas card bunch, so here are my favorites for Christmas 2015!

all images via the Minted website. click each photo to be taken to direct links. 

And right now, if you FOLLOW THIS REFERRAL LINK and create an account with Minted, you'll receive $25 off your first order! Just spreading a little Christmas love, friends. You know, before Thanksgiving and all...

Does your family send out Christmas cards every year? 


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Documenting Milestones With BB Blocks

I'm currently in the season of life where my friends are having babies. And not their first babies -- often their second or third. Many of them have all of the gear they could need and plenty of clothes; so, I'm always on the lookout for unique gift ideas.

My newest favorite? These wooden blocks from BB Blocks.

I love that these blocks can work for multiple purposes beyond documenting baby's first year. Above you can see the different words available on the sides of one of the blocks, making it possible for you to document birthdays, school years, and pregnancies. Our BB Blocks are the "Cotton Candy" color, but they're also available in a color set called "Woodlands" that feature green, blue, and brown lettering and numbers

Order your BB Blocks here and check our their "photos" section for some fun ways to use your blocks.

Items in this post were given to me by BB Blocks in exchange for review and promotion as a Mom's Best Network brand ambassador. All photos and opinions are my own.