Friday, December 21, 2012

A Very Taylor Christmas Card

Today I'm linking up with Kelly at Kelly's Korner Blog for SUYL Christmas Cards! Christmas cards are one of my favorite things about Christmas. I literally get excited every time I open my mailbox and see a Christmas stamp. Sean and I have sent out a card for years but this year our card was extra special because this was our first card as a family of three!

When deciding on a card design I knew that I wanted something clean and modern, with most of the focus on the picture. I enlisted the help of Amy Pearson of Paisley Pear Designs, who is not only super talented but also a wonderful friend of mine. I have known Amy since college and she has helped me celebrate so many milestones in my life. She has made countless cards and invitations for me and for many of my friends and family. She has done our Christmas card for years and recently made Bennett Grace's birth announcement and even did my sister's wedding invitations. She is so creative and wonderful to work with. She works quickly and is easily able to share your vision and help you create something special for any occasion. I really can not say enough good things about her.

We had a couple of ideas for the wording of the card. In the end we went with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and I am so glad it worked so well with the picture we chose. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is my favorite Christmas song. I cry every time Judy Garland sings it at the end of Meet Me in St. Louis which Sean and I watch every Christmas morning while we are opening our gifts so it has special meaning to us as well.

The photograph we chose is from our first family photo shoot taken in November. The beautiful photography is courtesy of Michelle Schnader of Photography by Michelle. We had such a hard time narrowing it down because honestly they were all wonderful, but we love the color of the leaves in this one. Michelle has taken pictures of Bennett Grace since birth. She has also done sessions for many of our family and friends. I know that I can always count on her for beautiful pictures. I can not wait to see what she comes up with for Bennett Grace's 1 year pictures which are (sadly) right around the corner.

So without delay, here is the final product. It turned out exactly how I wanted and I could not be more pleased :)


Paisley Pear Designs/Photography By Michelle

And just because I can't say enough good things about Amy and Paisley Pear, here are a few other things she has done for us- our card from last year and Bennett Grace's birth announcement.
Paisley Pear Designs/Photography By Michelle
Paisley Pear Designs/Bowers Photography


  1. I see your Christmas card had a "fall feel" too! My card did as well ;) Beautiful family!! Enjoy your baby's first Christmas!

  2. I think your card is adorable! I just love how everyone's clothes coordinate so well with all the fall foliage.

    And just letting you know, I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner!