No surprise — I love an excuse to send cards and handwritten notes, and is there really a better one than Christmas?  It’s the perfect time of year to remember your loved ones with a little thoughtful note.

I managed to be pretty on the ball this year when it came to planning what I wanted to send.  I’m not ready to show you the whole shebang yet, but I did want to share a great Etsy find: Verde Studio.

This year I decided I wanted our holiday cards to have a bit more of a traditional vibe with the true Christmas red and green. To compliment that, I started thinking how neat vintage stamps would look. As they are a little bit more expensive, I couldn’t do them all with the vintage stamps, but that worked out great because I had planned anyway to have some with red envelopes, some green, etc. It’s a good thing I own a stationery studio ;-)

Verde Studio has an awesome collection, shipped my order nearly instantaneously, and packaged them up beautifully. If you want to add a little extra touch to your cards this season, vintage stamps are a really fun way to go — especially since my darn post office has yet to have holiday stamps somehow. Really? It’s December 4th. How do you not have them? >.rant over.<

Are you planning on sending out Christmas or holiday cards this year? Do you normally?