My husband always gets onto me about how as a stationery designer, I  never gets my act together to send out Christmas cards in time. I’ve made it a couple of times, but this year with the shop being  so busy (what a great problem to have!) and with our lateness to take some pictures worth sending, it didn’t look like it was going to happen. Well thank goodness for the resurgence and acceptability of ‘The New Years Card’! HainesNewYearCard1

 

{ photography by our friend Brayan from FlipSide Photography }

I used a couple of elements from my holiday collection to design our card. On the back I wanted to provide an update of our lives in a fun way, so an infographic was born! All of our 2013 travels, milestones and highlights were listed and I couldn’t leave out my two pups! I love how it’s turned out, and the one good thing about sending your cards out after Christmas? You’re totally one of the only ones, so you get a little bit of spotlight in your friends house for a brief second. Maybe I should start designing my 2014 Christmas cards now, just to be sure…