Each year, I send out a custom designed card to my clients, friends, and family, and each year I have a group of people who want to know more about them. So, I usually put a short blog entry up so that the information is accessible and easy to find. Here's the low down on this year's design:
These are custom designed cards by yours truly. This year, I selected a 5 X 5 side-bifold card on smooth, heavy-weight card stock. All of my printing is done with a professional print company that specializes in working with professional photographers. I do this for several reasons, but first and foremost is that the quality is absolutely stunning. My press-printed products are display worthy, and there simply isn't an equivalent print quality available out there in the consumer market. Additionally, the weight of the stock and the feel of it in your hands truly does add presence to the card. Yes, the presentation is just as important as the pictures that are on it.
This is the same attention to design and detail that you'll find in all of my press-printed products: high school senior open house invitations, custom wedding invitations, custom holiday cards, all of my custom albums for family and high school senior sessions. (I'm incredibly picky about how my images and products are printed, which also means that I'm incredibly picky about how your
images and products are printed!)
I hope you enjoy this year's card, which features several of our own horses: the lovely gray mare on the front of the card and in the left frame on the inside, is our adopted, retired racehorse, Melodie. She came to us through a program that specializes in finding second careers for racehorses when their jobs on the track are over. Melodie loves life as a pleasure horse, going for nice trail rides and driving a cart. She is also an excellent jumper, but she prefers a quiet hack over anything resembling work any day!
The middle image on the inside is our miniature horse, Gulliver, who came to us as a rehabilitation case a couple of years ago. He'd been battling some pretty severe hoof issues, and we were called in as a last resort before euthanasia. Well, we wound up bringing him home with us, and I'm happy to share that he is now sound, happy, and trotting around with the big horses. Gully pulls a cart, and has been in the Manchester Christmas parade, but his only real job is to put smiles on the faces of people. We adore this little munchkin, who is smaller than some dogs, and he has brought an amazing amount of joy into our lives.
The third image is of our mare, Samba, who was born here, taken during a quiet moment of grazing in a winter storm. She is a special girl, having survived a tragic accident a few years ago, and since, having made what can only be described as a miraculous recovery.
From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays, and may your New Year be filled with health, laughter, and prosperity! Thank you to everyone I've had the pleasure of working with over the past year, and I look forward to working with you in 2015!!!