Favorite Holiday Cards – Part I

Woohoo! It’s that time again and, I’ve got to say, I’m really excited! I know, I know. Some of you are going to hold out until Friday to officially start welcoming in the holiday season, but this girl rolled out her welcome mat weeks ago. So without further ado, it’s time to kick off the holiday cards favorites! Some of my favorite letterpress shops and stationery lines have put out the coolest cards this year so I’ll likely be sharing more favorites than in years past to which I say, happy holidays!

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{Hello Lucky at Luxe Paperie.}

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ornament-holiday-cards

{Jack & Ella.}

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modern-holiday-cards

{one canoe two.}

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peace-holiday-cards

{Starshaped Press.}

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{Egg Press at Luxe Paperie.}

So many more awesome holiday cards to come – stay tuned!

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Holiday Cards from Invitation Consultants

UPDATE: Congratulations to Giselle on winning 50 photo holiday cards from Invitation Consultants!

I’m really excited today to have an awesome little giveaway for you! Invitation Consultants is giving away 50 photo holiday cards with coordinating liners and return address seals from their Red Leaf Papers holiday collection to one lucky reader! Antoinette at Invitation Consultants sent me a bundle of samples of my favorite designs to check out and I have to say, so many of their designs are just adorable, in bright modern colors that are incredibly festive. All of their holiday designs come with cool patterned backing for an extra special touch with coordinating liners, return address seals and inserts available.

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international-holiday-greetings

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To enter: Check out the Red Leaf Papers holiday collection and then comment here to tell us about the photo you’d use on your holiday cards if you won. Tell us all about it (and the special memory it evokes) between now and 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, November 28th and Invitation Consultants will be picking a winner early next week. Good luck!

{Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.}

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Thanksgiving Treats

Happy Monday, friends! Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving week already? I am really looking forward to a four day weekend and can’t wait to get home to spend time with my family. We’ll be eating at my mother’s like we usually do and it’s always my job to help with sides and sweets. I’m a little behind on menu planning this year so I thought I’d share some of the recipes I am considering. Don’t these look amazing?

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{Boozy mulled cider.}

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{Cookie-crusted sweet potatoes via Design Crush.}

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{Chocolate hazelnut mousse squares.}

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{Thin crust pear tart.}

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{Molasses cookies.}

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{Cranberry thumbprint cookies.}

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Winter Wonderland Cupcake Kits

These adorable winter wonderland cupcake kits are one of the sweetest things I’ve seen of late. They would be so cute for a holiday party and perfect for getting the kids involved! The tiny miniature reindeer just make me smile and the flags on top are just the icing on the cake. Check them out at Bakelab.

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{Photos from Bakelab spied on Oh Joy!}

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Same Day Edit Wedding Video from Ambient Sky

Last week I shared the lovely Inspired Creations video that Ambient Sky Couture Imagery put together and today I am really excited to share this sweet same day edit wedding video with you from Alla and Flavius’s wedding. I still maintain that investing in high quality wedding videography (from Clark + Walker Studio in our case) was the best money that my husband and I spent on our wedding and Ambient Sky’s work more than lives up to that hype. Their videography is emotional and modern, sure to live in the family video archives for decades to come.

A huge thank you to Scott and Amanda for sharing this with us! (RSS subscribers, please click over to watch the video!)

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