Merry Christmas! | Our 2018 Family Christmas Card

This post is sponsored by my friends at Minted. All opinions are my own.

Our family Christmas cards are officially en route to some of our favorite people!

We again used Minted this year for our Christmas cards. Honestly, we choose Minted every year not only because of the superior card quality and endless design options…but really…it’s because of the free recipient addressing which saves me SO much time and envelopes.

So without further ado, our 2018 Christmas card…

I wish I could send each and every one of you a card by snail mail too. However, consider this your virtual Christmas card with this little message on the back…

Dear friend,

Whether this is your first visit to my blog or you’ve been reading along since I planned our wedding in 2011, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. This little space of mine has always been my creative outlet where I can pour out my heart and soul sharing the good, the bad and the ugly. I am so humbled by your continued support, prayers and readership. What started as a diary of run-on sentences, too many exclamation points and poor quality photos to share with our friends and family has unexpectedly grown in ways I could never have imagined over the years thanks to you all for visiting day after day and sharing my posts with your friends! Because of YOU I have had the honor of walking alongside and cheering on hundreds of women going through double mastectomies — most of which are not elective, I’ve cried over my keyboard with lots of you who have or are in the process of losing a parent, I’ve shared my cell phone number with several moms who have just been slapped in the face with an unexpected cataracts diagnosis for their itty bitty baby and have no one to talk to about it who has been on this extremely rare journey too. Or maybe you’ve finally found a meal here that everyone in your family will eat, that perfect dress to wear to the office or a mommy hack or two! Regardless of what keeps you coming back, THANK YOU. I am so blessed by you all!

Merry Christmas!


The Marcellinos

Our Christmas cards through the years: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |2013 | 2012 | 2011



  1. Toni :0)
    December 10, 2018 / 7:35 am

    Beautiful Christmas card and wishing you a joyous Christmas and cheers to 2019! Thank you for being real, honest and overall just lovely. Your blog is a favorite of mine and I feel blessed to follow along and watch your sweet children grow. Such a fun journey. Big hugs. ???

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so very much, Toni! That means so much to me!! Wishing you the best holiday season! xo

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Merry Christmas, friend!!!!

  2. December 10, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Thank you! Merry Christmas, Ann!!!!

  3. December 10, 2018 / 10:37 am

    So eloquently said Christina! I’ve been following for years and am always amazed at the amount of grace you carry yourself with. You’re a beautiful person, inside and out, and have such a beautiful family to match. Merry Christmas!

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Gina, you are seriously the BEST! Thank you for reading along all this time!!! It means so much to me! Merry Christmas!

  4. Kelly
    December 10, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Merry Christmas!

    Not a mommy or a wife, but dang do I love following along on your space. The meals are bonus too 😉

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      You are awesome, Kelly! And you just made my day! Merriest Christmas!

  5. Sarah
    December 10, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Well said, Christina! Your blog is one of the best ones out there. The sausage and kale soup that you shared at some point is on constant rotation in our house. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      YAY! That is one of our very favorites too! Who knew I could get my whole family to eat KALE!? Thank you for reading, Sarah! Merry Christmas!

  6. Shawna
    December 10, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Thank you for being a friend, and for sharing your honest, real life with us! You know, the one that real people can relate too! I love your blog and I have gotten SO MANY GREAT IDEAS from you-rugs, snacks, dinners, toys, etc. Keep on doing your “thang” and we will keep on reading!! Merry Christmas!!

    • Christina
      December 10, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Aw, Shawna! THANK YOU!!!! I promise to keep the posts coming! Have the BEST Christmas and thank you for reading along all this time!!! xo

  7. Leah M Dechavanne
    December 10, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Merry Christmas. Thanks for always answering the random questions like, how did you make that video, or what is your bedroom color! 🙂

    • Christina
      December 12, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      Haha! Always happy to answer random questions! 🙂 Merry Christmas, Leah!

  8. Haley
    December 10, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    I have just found your blog and am in the process of reading through your feed ! I love the way that your blog is like a diary and I get to be nosy and peek inside your daily life . Also looove your product recommendations !

    • Christina
      December 12, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Back when I first started blogging I feel like ALL of the blogs were more like diaries…and i LOVED it too! I miss those kinds of posts these days! Thank you for reading along! 🙂

  9. Eileen in Fla.
    December 10, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    I so enjoy your blog but certainly don’t fit your usual reader profile. I am a 73-yr-old Grandma who just loves to follow along with your beautiful family, the Friday Faves which I have made use of many times (hair thickeners YAY) and your food ideas. Thank you for all the work you put into every post and happy holidays to you and yours.

    • Christina
      December 12, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      I am so happy to have you here as a reader!!! And YAY for hair thickeners! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  10. Whitney Jordan
    December 10, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    Merry Christmas!! Love your card. I always enjoy your blog and love that you share a little bit of everything with us. I swear by those 90 degree leggings you recommended and I just bought that Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation to try. I’ve been reading since pre-Caroline and it’s been so fun to follow along with all of your milestones.

    • Christina
      December 12, 2018 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you so much for reading all this time!! Those leggings and foundation are two of my favorite things ever!!! Merriest Christmas!!!

  11. December 11, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! I have read your blog since January 2012 and love following along. Thank you!!

    • Christina
      December 12, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much for reading along since my newlywed days! So crazy that I’ve been blogging for so long! Merry Christmas, Lauren!!

  12. Morgan
    December 13, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Yours is one of my favorites, after so many years. Cheers to a wonderful 2019!

    • Christina
      December 19, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Aw, thank you friend! That means a lot! Cheers!

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