I was telling someone the other day that on my “bucket list” is to one day take the entire month of December off of work. This is so I can finally have time and space to do all the things that I dream of doing at Christmas but never quite can find the time to do.

Visit all my relatives. Make hand-made ornaments. Bake a kazillion cookies. Sit and watch every single one of my favourite Christmas movies with my mom. Walk in the snow. Fly to Vienna for a few days to shop at the Christmas markets. Hang lights on the huge maple tree in our front yard. Make snow angels in the backyard.

All of it. I want to do it all.

While I can’t take all of this December off, I am trying to take time each day to enjoy the season. For the first day of the month, I’m focusing on Christmas cards.

I first read about Minted on Joy the Baker’s site a few years ago. Ever since, I have wanted to order Christmas photo book cards, or any of their cards for that matter, to send to loved ones.

While they offer cards for all occasions, I am smitten with their holiday cards (you can see the huge selection here). Not only do they have so many beauitful cards for the season, they help you step-by-step to design the perfect card and they’ll even show you a proof before your order is finalized (just to make extra special sure your card is perfect).

I have spent quite a few hours the past few days playing around with designs and right now I’m loving the one above but we’ll see what I finally end up with (the cookie picture is one I took and feature’s Alice Medrich’s delicious ginger cookies)!

I hope you take a few moments to visit Minted and consider one of their holiday cards, if you go with the photo book cards please let me know (I love love love!).

The first day of December is here. Bring on Christmas!