For a while I have been thinking about finding some beautiful blog stationery. At first I thought it sounded ridiculous, creating my own stationery for Capture by Lucy, but as time goes on, there are more and more occasions where I need to drop someone a line, put a card in with a parcel, or share some details that business cards don't have room for.
And then I found Minted. Oh my, just the most gorgeous selection of personalised stationery and party decor.
I started by creating a holiday card. Christmas cards are great to act as your calling card and a way of sending good cheer to those who have supported you that year. I loved this design with the embossed gold, that has a real shine on printing. I only wish the screen would show my blog text and logo in shimmer!
Since I announced at Christmas in 2008 that we were pregnant with Sammy, we have always sent photo cards. I absolutely love it. And love receiving them!
Our first was the dogs with the little scan picture in amongst some tinsel and last year was a lovely family photo we had taken, walking down a country hill near where we lived. I am still trying to decide what to do this year. I really want to incorporate our new house in some way, so here's hoping for a little snow flurry to capture a perfect wintry scene!
I have kept a spare from every year and one day when I am an old lady, I am sure looking over them will bring me lots of joy.
And then I browsed through the party decor. Get ready...
Spoilt for choice I suddenly thought about creating a garland to hang above the fireplace in our family room. I had this vision of coral and mint tones but it is proving tricky to find any home accessories that fit that colour bill! Until now. Just look at this gorgeous banner, which I can also use just as "Love" bunting.
We have decided that the grown up living room will have a neutral grey backdrop with similar colours but with bright pinks, and yellows. A real Spring feeling, whatever the season. And this party set got me thinking. Is bunting in every room too much? Absolutely not ;)
The best thing is if you don't live in the US you can still order Minted's gorgeous products with UK shipping just $9.95.
Have a peek at their blog too, there's inspiration bursting from every post.
Don't forget if you order today there's a special discount code for Black Friday! Check out the website for more details.
Now are you printing photo Christmas cards this year? Have you taken that magic shot yet, or are you still battling with a DIY fairy light backdrop like me?!
This post is in collaboration with Minted.