Hi guys, April here! As the Creative Director for Invitations by Dawn, I often feel like I’m celebrating the holidays year-round. After all, we’re designing Christmas cards as the tulips are blooming and neighbors are firing up their lawn mowers. But I have to say…I still get in the holiday spirit at this time every year. The snow is flying, the winter boots are laced-up and the Christmas music is blaring through the speakers in the office. Yup, Christmas-time is really here!

Today, I’m excited to be showing off my favorite Christmas card in this year’s collection. Isn’t it adorable?! I remember my first Christmas with my husband and there’s something about that year that’s so magical. It was full of so many firsts for us; first house, first big vacation, first puppy (we now have three, yes, three) and of course, our first joint holiday card as a family. This chalkboard holiday card with its “we do” theme is adorable. It’s such a charming spin on wedding vows without being overly lovey-dovey. The design is modern and fresh; the printing and paper quality will blow you away. Trust me, you’ll love it!

Best wishes to you and your family – especially the furry ones – in this magical season!

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