Last year I used Minted to create our holiday cards and I was conveniently able to use one of our wedding photos since it was the Christmas following our April wedding. This year I went the complete DIY route by designing the cards myself having them printed locally in Chicago. I knew I wanted to take our holiday photo in front of the Chicago skyline so we opted to get a little dressed up and use North Avenue Beach for a quick photoshoot.
My handwriting is horrible so I always chose to fully print our return and recipient addresses since it doesn't take that much longer than handwriting them all. I used the same envelopes from last year opted for the red version which I ordered from right here. I am really happy with how simple this design turned out- especially the mix of the light mint green with the stark bright red seams on the envelopes. Plus DIY-ing the whole thing saved money and allowed me to get exactly what I had in mind!