Our Christmas Cards + An Artifact Uprising Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, we drove 40 minutes up the road to Ashton, Idaho with our friends, the Pugmires, and we took our family photo for our Christmas Card. It’s something we do every year, and it’s such a fun tradition that keeps the whole family photo thing more casual and whole lot less stressful when friends are on the other side of the camera. I always take their photo (with Chris making funny faces to get the kids laughing) and then they take ours.

We stopped at two locations, just down the road from each other, and while I loved the white bark on either side of this trail…


The moss and woods and girls cracking up in the one below stole my heart and made it to the card. We’ve gotten a few questions about how to coordinate outfits for cards. I just try to balance patterns and solids. This was our first year (ever) going a little more dressy for pictures–even Charly got some bells around her neck (these).


Last year, we used Artifact Uprising for our cards and loved the quality so much, we ordered from them again this year. This foil-stamped “Merry” card spelled out exactly what I felt the girls were portraying and what we sincerely wish for all our friends and family.


The foil comes in silver, copper or gold (we went with the copper) and it’s so pretty in real life. Can’t wait to get these in the mail! Our friends at Artifact Uprising are all about spreading the cheer and have offered up a $50 credit to one of our readers! Just leave a comment below to enter and we’ll choose a winner Friday so you can start planning your own cards.


  • Reply November 24, 2016


    I absolutely love your Christmas cards every year. They always have a more casual vibe and are not too stuffy and posed like most others!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Beautiful family, beautiful card! <3

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Crystal Diaz

    They look so great! You have such a beautiful family, happy

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Love that you went outdoors and included Charly!!!
    And you’re absolutely right, your copper Merry is nice addition to the beautiful family photo!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Beautiful card, lovely family and the raw nature makes for a merry feeling indeed :)

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    These cards are beautiful! Such a great idea to get friends to help with photos.

    Artifact is awesome :)

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Love it! The foil is especially nice! Would love to win!

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Erin Prohaska

    Beautiful card, beautiful family! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    So cute!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Love the picture you chose! Candid pictures are my favorites :) I also LOVE artifact uprising (I have gotten their square prints a couple of times) and am actually working on a family album right now…it’s my dream to start making one album every year! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Love all the knits you ladies are wearing! So cozy.

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    SO nice!!

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Lauren Rieber

    So cute! Love artifact!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    That location is beautiful. There’s something about the woods (snow or not) that just screams Christmas card. Love the balance!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    The cards/pictures came out great. Such cute pics.

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    love both of these, would be hard for me to decide!

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    ahhh perfect timing…i was JUST browsing on artifact uprising’s website a few minutes ago. we just got back from seeing some national parks out west and i am dying to get some of our photos printed on a large scale! your christmas cards are beautiful–great photo of you guys!

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Bethany Miller

    I was going to order our cards tonight, but now I’m definitely waiting for tomorrow! Love, love, love yours!

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Rachel Kratz

    Love the look of foil ? yours turned out so well

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Rachel Priselac

    lovely! and love artifact uprising

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Nayla M

    Love the top picture and awesome background.

  • Reply November 24, 2016


    Love your card- so pretty! Can’t wait to get started on ours. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply November 24, 2016

    Jenny Free

    After a new home, a new baby, unexpected hospital bills- it would be great to have a little something for Christmas cards! They’d be our first EVER!

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    Such a beautiful family!

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    This has inspired me to take our own family photos this year for our Christmas cards. It’s seems like waay less pressure and would be awesome to include the dogs!

  • Reply November 25, 2016

    Angelie E

    So classy!

  • Reply November 25, 2016

    Ashley R

    Your card turned out so beautiful. And I love Artifact Uprising. Every year I make a book of all our favorite pictures and order it through them. My kids love looking through them and talking about the memories we made and I love the classic, simple design and amazing quality.

  • Reply November 25, 2016

    Amanda G

    Love how the detail of the gold foil pops. Great work!

  • Reply November 25, 2016

    Jennifer Santiago

    This year will be our first year sending out family Christmas cards as our family is completely with our girls ???

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    Beautiful card!

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    Love these, perfect mix of sophisticated and fun!

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    Love artifact uprising and Ashton! My folks live near there.

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    The cards are beautiful! We are hoping to make our first ever family holiday cards this year. :)

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    I’m a sucker for dogs getting in on the Christmas card! We have our two English Bulldogs in ours every year <3

  • Reply November 25, 2016


    Love this giveaway! Pick me!

  • Reply November 26, 2016

    Laura M

    Gorgeous photos!! That scenery is perfection, and I love that you included your pup!

  • Reply November 26, 2016


    Beautiful Christmas cards!

  • Reply November 27, 2016


    Beautiful family.

  • Reply November 27, 2016


    Love the simplicity of the cards.

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  • Reply November 28, 2016


    Great photo! Love Christmas cards every year

  • Reply November 28, 2016


    Both photos are beautiful!! Love the idea of doing photos with a friend.

  • Reply November 30, 2016

    Jenna Whipp

    I love your card! This has inspired me to go dressy for family photos this year.

  • Reply December 1, 2016


    On your recommendation, I used Artifact Uprising for my Christmas cards this year. Their designs were really cute, but when the cards I chose arrived, I was disappointed in the quality of the card. In particular, the photo on the card looks blurry, which is odd since I used a high resolution image. I’ve had better luck with other online card shops.

  • Reply December 1, 2016

    Kali DeBoer

    Artifact Uprising is amazing. I’ve printed so many of their square photos for my girls’ room and swoon everything on their site.

  • Reply March 2, 2017

    Kelly L

    Where are your dress and boots from? Love, love, love!

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