It's time to get those holiday cards printed! Pretty gold foil details are everywhere, and I love that little bit of shine. The shimmer of a foil-stamped card is perfect for the holidays.
I knew I wanted my family's cards to be foil-stamped, but I didn't want it to feel like an afterthought. I wanted an entire stationery suite designed around that shiny greeting. That meant I needed to find the perfect details and backgrounds to compliment the gold foil and make it pop!
This post is sponsored by Shutterfly.
I'm thrilled to work with Shutterfly this year on my holiday cards: their Perfectly Personal™ Holiday Cards are exactly what I was looking for!
There are tons of beautiful gold-foil designs to choose from, with backgrounds that complement the shiny foil and coordinate with the festive theme. Whether you like the gold glitter look or the bright gold shimmer look, Shutterfly has gorgeous options for your cards, address labels, and invitations.
If you want to send foil-stamped cards this year, check out the Perfectly Personal™ options from Shutterfly. I picked one gold-foil design that says Merry Christmas for the front of all my cards.
I couldn't decide if I wanted the glitter or the shimmering design for the back... so I ordered both!
If you love the gold shimmer look...
Cards: Bright Bokeh Labels: Shining Brightly
I wanted to pick just the right shimmery details to go with the gold foil on my front design, so I went with the backgrounds that imitate gold shimmer color and stripes. The bright gold is so festive and fun, and there are perfect shimmer address labels to match!
If you love the gold glitter look....
Cards: Bright Bokeh Labels: Blessings of Christmas
The same foil-stamped design can look totally different when you pair it with gold glitter. There are two options for the back of the card that both feature the glitter look without the mess!
I love the delicate glittery snowflakes, as well as the background that looked like solid glitter. Add in some pretty address labels and classy rounded corners for a perfect stationery suite.
If you are feeling really busy...
I'm a big fan of anything that makes the card-sending process easier. Personalized postage to save me a trip to the dreaded post office? I'm in! Pre-printed address labels? Yes, please! I love that Shutterfly has cute address labels that match my cards perfectly.
Labels: Blessings of Christmas Personalized Postage: Merry Moment
If you're throwing a party...
Oh, what fun! Aren't these gold-look invitations lovely?
Shutterfly has party invitations too, in all different styles. I'm obviously into gold this year, and I loved this one with teal and a bit of gold shimmer.
Now, who's in for dinner at my house?
Party Invitations: Shining Fun
Bonus Card Tip!
Add your children's ages with their names. I can't tell you how many comments I get about it every year! People really appreciate that little detail, especially the family and friends that live far away and aren't as involved in our everyday lives.
Comment below: Which version do you like better- the gold glitter or the gold shimmer? I love them both!
This post is sponsored by Shutterfly and I received compensation in exchange for this post; however, all opinions and styling are my own.
I love picking out Christmas cards-- and I hadn't thought of gold ones, but NOW I WANT THEM! I spend a lot of time and effort choosing EXACTLY thee perfect ones. These are them!
Those Christmas cards are gorgeous & you are so on top of it! I just decided not to send out cards at all this year. I need to live by you so you can take my family pictures.
Alysia from My Domestic Dish says
I love the idea about the names and ages- that's awesome! I penpal as well and have a lot of people who've never met me but I talk about my family all the time. That's a perfect way to put faces to names, with certainty and without having to doodle on things myself.
I love the touch of gold.
Uplifting Families says
These are so cute. I love that they are personalized.
Those are so pretty! I have not done Christmas cards in a long time and I think that tradition should not be lost! Thank you for reminding me I need to do this again!
Gina Henning says
So pretty! I need to order Christmas cards and cards for my cookie exchange!!!
Angie Scheie says
I love how the gold looks! It's just about time to pick my cards out too:).
Cara of Stylish+Geek says
I really enjoyed this post! I have yet to do my Christmas cards this year! I like the one with the gold foil. And the tip on adding the kids' ages? Genius! I am asked way too often about that. Thanks for sharing 🙂
kristine foley says
That shine is gorgeous! We are getting picks taken and hope they work with these cards! Beautiful!
Shutterfly has some gorgeous gold foil options, with tons of different designs. I'm sure something will work!
I have been LOVING gold foil this year. Thank you for sharing these cards. So stunning!
bree west says
Loving the gold foil everywhere this year! I am definitely a shimmer over glitter person!
Such gorgeous cards!! Love the gold foil - it so reminds me of Christmas! <3
What the Bride Wore says
I am going to check these out - I have been on the hunt for gold foil holiday cards!
Debi (thedeb83) says
Gorgeous cards.. never thought of using gold before.
I love the gold foil look too. Your cards are adorable!
Thanks so much!
These are really great, I need to get my Holiday cards done ASAP
I love the gold foil look and it seems to be everywhere this year! I send out so many Christmas cards that I have to go with the cheapest "nice" option so gold foil wasn't in my budget this year, but I sure hope I get some like this in the mail! So pretty! 🙂
I know the feeling- we send out a lot as well. Shutterfly usually has great coupon codes though!
I love the gold shimmer. I haven't bought my Christmas cards yet, but these looks so festive!
Claire Cervino says
I love the gold shimmer look - that is exactly what I'm looking for this year - thanks for sharing!
These are so pretty! They've also reminded me that I absolutely need to take our family picture this weekend or we won't have anything to send out on our cards this year!!
Don't forget to take that picture! Are you taking it yourself? I totally want to see it!
Personally, I like the gold shimmer look better. These are beautiful looking though - sending out classy looking cards is DEFINITELY up there with one of the "as soon as we're grown up" things we'll start doing.
I know! I didn't do it until we had kids, and it felt very "grown up" to actually have a reason to send cards.
The gold is so pretty! I don't do any holiday cards but I love the examples.
These are beautiful! I'm totally falling in love with gold foil everything for the holidays.
Katie Matthews says
I love cards like this and gold is my favourite at this time of year. I've convinced my boyfriend that we're going to start doing photos like this even when we get our first dog!
Do it! Dogs can be part of the family!
Wow, the gold foil looks so pretty! It's everywhere this year and I'm loving it!
Erica Brooks says
I love the gold and teal. I don't usually care for too much gold but that looks fantastic.
I know, I really loved that deep teal- it's a lovely shade, and looks like it shimmers without actually shimmering and being hard to read.
Oh my gosh these are beautiful!! I absolutely must order these!
These are super cute. We usually pick up boxes of card at the dollar store since we have a LOT of people to send cards to each year.
We have a lot to send as well- Shutterfly has great coupons though!
I love all of these! I'm gold obsessed 🙂
Ayana Pitterson says
Gold is such a gorgeous color for xmas cards. This post reminds that I have to get on my cards ASAP.
Tanya Coffman says
Shutterfly sounds amazing! I love the way you styled these cards too - they look so elegant! 😀
Oh boy! I LOVE picking out our Christmas Card every year! 🙂 Shutterfly has some great options! Gold and foil are definitely "in" this season!
Love gold foil in Christmas cards! I want to design some of my own and it would be great to find a printer that can print them, as I haven't really bothered to source one yet. The idea is to do Christmas family shoots and design custom cards to go along with them, then leave the printing up to the client.
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Such beautiful cards, and such cute little kiddos!!! Love the gold foil design.