A special thank you to Tiny Prints for partnering with me to bring you this special post!
Lets see if I can write this up with out crying. As most of you know I was born in Brazil and raised in CT. All my family, except for immediate, live in Brazil. I have lived my life without ever having my grandma or grandpa around. Growing up we would visit about once every year or every other year but that was it. When I think about my sweet grandpa on my father’s side it breaks my heart that he didn’t get to see me getting married or meet my kids. His entire life he had a picture of his “naninha” (it was the nickname he gave me) on his key chain. Everyone said I was his favorite. When I see my little Colin I see him…. are you needing the tissues yet?
My sister and her family have moved back to CT to plant their own church. So now it’s just my parents and us here in Houston. Christmas always tends to really hit home for me especially with my sister being in CT. My parents have sacrificed so much to give me and my sister nothing but the best and for that I will be forever grateful.
It has been 6 years since I have gone to Brazil. Jordan and I went in our first year of marriage. With two littles ones there is no way we are making a 24 hour trip to Brazil. I would be signing up for crazy… and I’m not about that cup of tea!
SO what does all of this have to do with Tiny Prints? Since the boys have been born I have sent cards to Brazil for my family. I have always chosen Tiny Prints for everything (showers, birthdays, you name it). The customization with Tiny Prints is what makes them so special. This year they are killing it with all the new holiday cards. With Tiny Prints I can choose the collections, number of pictures, trim options and even paper type. This year I decided to add the envelope liners and personalized stamps, and I am just loving the results! I am so happy with how they came out, and it was really hard to narrow pictures (thanks to Ailee) and the endless options of a card type.
Even though I may not be able to see family on Christmas I can always count on making a special card they can keep for years to come. It’s like me sending a piece of us to my family, making the long distance seem not so long. Some of my family members don’t have Facebook or Instagram so I know sending them these cards is extra special because they get to see how big the boys are getting. This year I will also have Jadyn and Colin send something special to their great grandparents. I was thinking about having them send their handprints and let them scribble on a piece of paper, how cool would that be?
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Thanks for reading! What are some things you do to make the holidays a little less lonely when you have loved ones that live far away? Share below, I would love to hear them!
Photography and video by Loren Ferguson