christmas-card4-640Last Christmas I was the overextended new mother, over zealous relatively new business owner that over committed and the holidays flew by, as they can easily do. I photographed and had printed our holiday cards, I even had Rupe help address and stamp them but somehow they were never stuffed and never sent out! I had meant to write a personal note on each card and it never happened. I said yes to too much and was trying and failing to juggle everything.

This year I vowed to take the time to show Archer the magic of Christmas, to bake cookies, to play holiday music and decorate with abandon, to watch our favorite Christmas movies, to say yes to friends and parties and family, and to send out our holiday cards! So far so good, we have watched Elf, and every Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer movie ever created (Archie wakes up and asks for “Reindeer, Reindeer?”), had a cookie party, seen more of my friends, booked tickets to see family, and am well on my way to having all our cards stuffed and out. Turns out watching reindeer movies can be a very productive time for card stuffing.

family-portraitchristmas-card5-640family-portrait2 We had these photos taken recently by Katherine Rose, who also shot some of Archer’s newborn photos. We even ended up re-creating a couple of the same images from the newborn session, almost two years later. I used Artifact Uprising back then for our birth announcement so I was thrilled to work with them again for our holiday cards this year. I love their minimal designs and that they are all so tasteful. There is no searching through thousands of cards that aren’t my style in hopes of finding one that works.

family-portrait3I also loved AU’s acrylic float frames so much that I had them print and frame the portrait from our photo session, I made sure to get two extra for gifts for the grandparents.

Now back to stuffing…

XO happy holidays.

Cards printed by Artifact Uprising // Photo print & frame by Artifact Uprising // Dresser is vintage // Jewelry Boxes from West Elm // Vase from CB2 //Flower Print by Debbie Carlos // Headboard is a DIY – see info here

Rupert is wearing J.Crew // Archer is wearing his sarah sherman samuel for Say Kids Tee + Zara jeans // My top is by J.O.A. // Jeans from TopShop

Images by Katherine Rose

  • Matty

    Long time fan of yours mostly in silent mode- just wanted to take the time to wish you and your adorable family a happy holiday season and to thank you for sharing such joy and inspiration.

    I also wanted to let you know I ordered the cloud t shirt for my little one who is only a few months younger than Archie, and my only regret is not getting a bigger size! It was too cute! But entirely too short lived! Hopefully his cousins will enjoy the hand me downs!

  • This is phenomenal–the thought and beauty that runs through this is amazing. Grateful for you, Sarah!

  • Your attention to detail and the love you’ve put into your cards really shows! Can’t decide which shot of you guys is my favourite <3

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