Merry Christmas from the Carnes!


Christmas is here once again!

And this year, I am so thrilled to send a bit of Christmas cheer with these wonderful Christmas cards. Gosh – I’m thankful to have creative friends. Flashback to a few months ago when Caroline Fausel (a friend from college and fellow medical school wife) and I began to chat about what I’d like my Christmas card to look like. I sent over a Pinterest board full of ideas and shared with her that the fabulous Rustic White Photography would be taking our family photos this fall.

Caroline created a ton of options for our card to let us choose our favorite. We wanted something simple, with a bit of sparkle – and she rocked it! Plus, she was a joy to work with (all while being a mom to a precious little girl and traveling with her husband for residency interviews).

I may be a bit behind on actually printing and mailing them with such a busy season, but at least we can share them here with you all!

Caroline Fausel Paper Co. does awesome work and can be found on Etsy and Facebook, so check her out. Thank you, Caroline! Appreciate your help! And a huge thank you to Rustic White Photography for this photo and so, so many more!

(PS: for a little throwback, you can also find the in-laws Christmas card and our Happy New Year card from last year here!)


Merry Christmas, y’all!

My father-in-law has been wanting to reinstate the Carnes family Christmas card for years. As my initiation into the Carnes family this year, he asked if I would be willing to design the card and write the update. Naturally, I said yes… and to make the job possible, Chipper got me Adobe Creative Suite for my birthday just in time!

Carnes Christmas Card Chalkboard

It was fun (and a little daunting) to get back into design from my Yearbook Editor and graphic design class days, but pretty quickly (and with some Google searching) I remembered how to put together a decent Christmas card! Can’t wait to see how it evolves over the years.

Do you guys deliver Christmas cards each year? Receiving them is one of my favorite parts of the season!

We’re debating when to start! Maybe a New Year’s card is more realistic… 😉