This is autumn, my spunky, sassy, lovable & totally gorgeous daughter (i am her mom, i can say that right?). i am sure you have seen her face on my designs, but usually with a smile. this is her little "come on" mom face. she knows our holiday season doesn't start until mom closes shop for the season. so, date set. Last day to order your cards is sunday, december 7th. Information must be received by the 8th and final approvals by the 11th.
I thank you all for your business, this has so far been a fantastic season and it is because of you that i get to spend more time with my family, including miss attitude up there :)
Final bonus sale : purchase before 12/4 and orders over 50 will receive 5 free additional cards*.
*all free cards are printed on standard photo paper, excludes cardstock orders which must be purchased in quantities of 25.
break is over, we had a blast (as shown above of my two youngest running full speed towards the ocean). thank you so much for your patience while i spent a few days away with my family. my customers are the best. I am back and taking orders. i will be taking holiday card orders until december 7th and information must be received by december 8th. please email me if you have any questions!
in the midst of my busiest holiday season EVER. i must take a break. me and my husband are renewing our vows on monday. any orders via my website between Sunday and Monday will be handled upon my return on Tuesday. i thank you, in advance, for your understanding.
a little different for me. i usually consider myself more of a modern designer, rather than an elegant classic one, but i love these. a touch of elegnace, but still chic.
here they are, they will be in my store shortly!!!
"Marie, It's beautiful! We love it :) Well done!"
here is the final result:
thank you michelle and family!!
*name and card posted with permission from michelle ray
snowtastic. . . . love these.
holiday kisses. of course, inspired by the adorable kiss in the main photo. this is my neighbor's daughter & her family. how cute are they?
• minimum order of 100
• available on my website only in 5x7 size
• pricing: 5x7 cardstock 1.45 each
• Process time (from approval to ship) is approximately 5 business days from approval date.
*picture is shown as an example and is not indicative of how your order will arrive
Order before 11/14 on autumns-creek.com & get 10 free cards….
and . . .
In addition all direct orders through my site (autumns-creek.com) will come with free matching return labels. When replying to my information request email. just mention this posting & I will add 10 extra 4x6 photo cards* to your order on me! 5x7 will receive 5 free during this promotion. Feel free to email me with any questions.*10 free cards applies only to online purchases made on autumns-creek.com for 4x6 holiday cards at autumns-creek.com only, made between 10.26.2008 and 11.15.2008.
**Purchases made on ebay do not qualify for this offer.
"We are a military family and my hubby just left us from his 2 week R&R to go back to Iraq where he will be for Christmas.I am having a hard time finding a card that is military related.I was thinking something like your red ribbon card but make the ribbon yellow (for deployment) and maybe an american flag for the whole back ground and one picture . . . please let me know if you could do something. "
how could i say no? i was up for the challenge. however, the next morning, as I stared at a bright yellow ribbon, a red white & blue flag and my mostly brown, red & green collection of cards . . . i doubted myself, for just a second, on how could i make it all work & keep my design style intact. i think i did it though & deirdre's email after seeing the draft made all the work worth while!
these are the three deirdre had to decide on, which did she choose? I am not telling. if you are one of the lucky ones to know this wonderful wife and mom personally, you will have to wait until you get it in the mail :)
thank you Deirdre, I am honored to be a little part of the you family's holiday. And please thank your husband, for all of us, for sacrificing so much to keep us safe!!
*top left photo courtesy of army.mil (flickr) and all other photos courtesy of the awesome & talented ashley of www.ashleysphotography.com thank you!!!
Ordering is easy, while viewing the design you like, you will see an [ADD TO BASKET] button. Input the exact number of cards that you need. Price shown is for each card. Quantity Discounts will appear in your basket.
I am trying to purchase the card, but it didn't ask me for my info, how do I customize the card?
After you purchase the design, i will email you for all the info to customize the card.
This is what sets me apart from 99% of the other online card companies. you are NOT alone in this process. you do not design the card, I DO. My designs are not templates where we just type in info and upload a pic. I personally design each and every card just for you. this means your text will fit, i will custom crop your photos to fit and offer FREE photo editing so your photos look their best.
I just placed my order, what happens next?
We will contact you within 24 hours and request the information to complete your order. You will then respond me with the applicable information and email me the photographs you want on your design. If you want, you are more then welcome to submit info on your own. See here for details: ordering process
Can I see a design before I pay?
I am sorry, but due to the time I spend on each design, especially during the holiday season, i can not design cards without purchase.
What makes your designs different then other online card companies?
Me! I do each card personally. a computer is not putting your design together I am. Unlike 99% of online companies, I will (at no extra cost) customize the wording and colors on your design for you. I can match your child's outfit or add polka dots instead of snowflakes :)
Do you offer digital files?
At this time, no. I do not sell my digital files.
The design i like has three photos, but i only have two pictures, will that work?
Again, because i work each card for you, i can usually customize a design to work with the amount of photos you have.
I had my photos taken by a professional photographer, can I scan them to use on the card?
Most photographers require a release to use/duplicate their images. Please check with your photographer for a release.
What is the printing process?
Photo paper cards are printed on FUJI Crystal Archive Paper and are printed at a professional photo lab. Unlike photos printed on an inkjet or laser printer, these photo cards will last a lifetime and not fade. Cardstock orders are press printed (not laser nor inkjet) on high quality cardstock.
I have my own wording I want to use. Do I have to use your wording or can I use my own?
All wording is completely customizable.
Will I see a proof before you print and send me my order?
Yes, I will send you a proof for approval prior to printing.
How long does it take before I see my proof?
Most orders have a proof within 48 hours. During Holiday season, this may go up to 72 hours.If you need your proof sooner, see below.
Time got away from me . . .do you offer rush service?
If time permits, we may be able to accomadate a "RUSH" order. rush orders have a $10 rush fee and we will have your proof within 24 hours, email me for details.
How long after I approve my order do you ship?
Orders are printed and shipped within 3 business days
What happens if I get my proof & I need to make changes.
A revision to your design is included in the purchase price. I ask that you take your time and make sure that everything on the card is correct so any and all changes can be done at once. multiple requests for revisions may incur a revision fee, depending upon the request.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover through PayPal.
What shipping method is used? We use USPS Priority Mail shipping service (2-3 day standard delivery time).
Can you change my photographs to black and white?
Yes, we can change any color photos to black and white or sepia coloring.
My child has a scratch on her chin, can you fix that?
Yes, for no additional charge, minor airbrushing is included.
as a photographer and a designer, i use both my skill sets to make your card look its best. i do not just add the photos onto my design. i spend hours making photos look their best. i crop, i lighten, i brighten, i adjust saturations to make your photos be the spotlight of the card and not my design. here are some examples of befores and afters.
my 3 year olds
my 10 years olds:
and some of my favorite pics of the year - one also of my oldest who i did not do the project for.
here is a sneak peak:
someone tine (new & improved)
snug as a bug
here they are, a few of my favorite designs (and some featuring my favorite pictures of my favorite kids - i.e. MINE). i love that i get to combine my love of photography with my love of design.
first up is this simply.love. this modern design has a soft, muted brown background with either blue for your baby boy or pink for your new little girl with one large main photo and up to three smaller, supporting photos. the center has a strip of your accent color with soft hearts going all the way across the card. i also added a large cursive initial, which could be for the baby's name or your family last name. the girl version also has a soft feminine lace border going across the center.