Valentine’s Day Photo Cards & Personalized ValentinesJan. 24th

Valentine’s Day Photo Cards

Share the love for Valentine’s Day! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be overwhelming and many of us just can’t pull off the Christmas Photo Card in time. Well if you missed the Ho Ho Ho, don’t worry, send some XOXO and your friends and family will be thrilled! They got so many cards at Christmas some get lost in the shuffle. Your Valentine’s Day Photo Card will be welcomed and cherished.

Fresh Dirt Valentine Photo Cards

Trends for Modern Holiday Photo Cards

Stationery Trends Magazine and SURTEX predict that typography will continue to be a huge trend this year!  Also, as we have seen the pastels this holiday season soft fresh winter colors will prevail and texture is key.  Fresh Dirt always keeps up with the trends but then interprets them to fit with our own Fresh and Rustic style.  This year’s Valentine Collection includes hand drawn overlays, fun typography, soft fresh color, textures like faux wood grain and burlap and of course our signature full bleed photo cards.

Fresh Dirt Valentine Photo Cards Modern

Tired of searching for the perfect design?  Here’s the Fresh Dirt Difference…

If personal customer service throughout the order process is not quite enough for you, Fresh Dirt will actually preview your photo or design requests and make personal recommendations!  Just email us your photo or custom event details and we will respond with specific suggestions for an existing design or a new idea tailored to your needs.  Design consultation service is free for all our clients even those who do not purchase a custom stationery design package🙂

First Married Valentine Photo Cards

As always, full color on all sides and email proofs are included with all orders at no extra charge.  This means you can add extra photos on the back as well as a favorite quote or bible verse.  Revisions are also included.  We do not offer photo paper.  Everything is printed on our standard thick card stock unless upgrades are requested.  Die cut shapes and available and well as envelope options including envelope liners, kraft envelopes, envelope design, and return address printing.  We want you to be happy.  Customer service is extremely important to us and that’s why we have so many repeat customers!  Join our VIP list on the right side of this page and you will be automatically offered upgrades like kraft envelopes and return address printing and you will be the first to learn about new products and promos!

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Full Bleed Valentine’s Day Photo Cards

No matter your situation, we’ve got you covered. Full bleed modern Valentine photo cards are great options for families with new babies, great family photos, new pets, new addresses, and newlyweds.

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Valentine Birth Announcements

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Magnet Velentine’s Cards

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Any of the designs features here or on the website as well as custom orders can be printed as magnets!  Friends, family, and co-workers or clients will enjoy your valentine greeting for years to come as a magnet.

No photo Valentine’s Day Cards & Business Valentine Cards

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If you want to hand out client gifts or classroom valentines, gift tags are a memorable way to adorn your Valentine present. Jazz up the traditional conversation hearts or chocolate with a custom gift tag.

Kid’s Photo Valentine Cards

Valentine Gift Ideas

If you are looking for the perfect addition to a curated gift box for that special someone, our coasters share the perfect sentiments and pair well with candles, bath salts, wine or champagne for a romantic pampering gift.

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Luxe coasters tied to wine gift bag Join the VIP list in the right side column of this page to see more ideas like these and get free upgrades on your purchases.  Follow us on social media too!  Happy Valentine’s Day!










Modern Personal Stationery and Thank You NotesJan. 11th

“Gratitude Never Goes Out of Style.”

  Personal Modern Stationery Modern Personal Stationery and Thank You Note Cards

People have been using social stationery for years to add a personal touch to their correspondence. Although email may be quicker, nothing compares to receiving a handwritten letter in the mail, especially when it is just to say that someone is thinking of you. From announcing your major life events to showing someone you care, you can enjoy adding a modern twist to every card you send.

Wedding Photo Thank You Notes Make a Statement

Modern personal stationery elevates the classic handwritten letter to one that will show off your personal style. Add your favorite family photos to flat or folded stationery to let your recipients enjoy having a special keepsake. You can also choose from bold, bright colors to match your personality, or go with pastels to add a touch of romance to a love letter. With modern fonts, die cut shapes and hand drawn graphics that fit a variety of themes, you can also mix and match your stationery to stand out on any occasion.

Merry Holiday Thank You Notes Give a Modern Personal Stationery Gift

When a special occasion rolls around, you want to provide your favorite person-of-honor with a gift that they will always cherish. Since the best gifts serve a purpose, you can never go wrong with modern personal stationery.  High school or college graduation is also the perfect time to gift personalized thank you cards.  Graduates will enjoy personal stationery  that shows off their next big adventure and can serve as the winning thank you note after a job interview. The impact of a hand written thank you note in business can be a deal closer!

Graduation Signature Thank You Notes Personalized grad notes for boys New brides love having a set of monogrammed stationery with their new initial or name, and a personalized wedding thank you note set is certain to be appreciated.  All orders include full color printing on all sides and emailed proofs so the addition of a photo or quote is always an option.

Wedding thank you notes Persoanlized Wedding Thank You Note Cards New moms are also sure to enjoy baby thank you notes for their baby shower gift thank you cards.

Baby Shower Thank You notes Persoanlized baby thank you notes Choose Customized Sets

Since your modern personal stationery should always reflect your personal style, it is important to look for options that allow you to customize your order. For example, you may love a design on a card but prefer a different color. When this happens, it’s never a problem. Just make sure to add the request into the special instructions box when you make your order. You can also enjoy white envelopes with each box or choose to upgrade to kraft envelopes, add liners, return addressing or matching envelope design services for an additional fee.

Modern Personal Stationery When your loved ones and colleagues get their mail, they will begin to recognize your signature modern personal stationery on sight. In today’s fast-paced world, it is important to stay connected, and this familiarity will make it clear that you value the recipient. Whether you just want to say a quick hello to an old friend or need to send some important business correspondence, you can make every letter you send exciting with modern personalized stationery.

Custom orders welcome!  We love hearing your ideas!
Call 1.888.282.4002 for a free design consult and quote.

Hand Drawn Modern Personal Stationery




Holiday Paper Placemats and Drink CoastersNov. 22nd

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Paper placemats and coasters create a festive and inviting Holiday Tablescape with ease. Fresh Dirt’s placemats and coasters are designed and printed in Alabama and they offer a variety of Holiday styles and personalized options.  You can also order a custom design that will be created just for you based on your specific color and style preferences.

The placemats are custom printed as a tear off style notepad with 24 sheets.  The JOY design pictured above sets the tone for a joyful gathering.  Matching coasters display playful lettering with messages of Joy, gratitude, faith, peace and thanks.  The JOY design may also be printed with a kraft paper background and white or copper lettering.

Merry and Bright Christmas Placemats coasters Have yourself a merry little Christmas Placemats and monogrammed coasters More holiday placemat and coaster options include the Merry and Bright placemats with a kraft background and super fun Reindeer Coasters and the elegant woodland ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ placemats with matching personalized coasters.

Non holiday specific design options (displayed below) include Burberry Plaid Paper Placemats paired with black and white deer coasters and Personalized Rustic Antler and Cotton Placemats and Coasters.  These designs can be used at the holidays or anytime and make a wonderful hostess gift for the family who already ‘has it all’ because they:

  • get used to make memories with friends and family
  • create a decorative and welcoming tablescape for indoor and outdoor dining
  • protect table tops from water damage
  • make clean up a breeze!

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Holiday Paper Placemats and Drink Coasters create a festive tablescape with ease so you can focus on the food and friends you love.  Join us on social media and post about your gatherings and tablescapes with our social paper and tag us! #freshdirttable

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Unique Christmas Photo Cards on SaleNov. 16th

  Unique hand drawn Christmas Photo Cards 2016 Unique Christmas Photo Cards

Send love to mailboxes everywhere with unique hand drawn Christmas Photo Cards. Fresh Dirt’s 2016 Christmas Photo Card Collection includes new hand drawn overlays, calligraphy fonts and rustic elements.  As always, your photographs are the focus with our signature full bleed photo cards.  If you are not familiar with the term ‘full bleed’ it means that the photograph ‘bleeds’ off every edge covering the entire face of the card.  This makes each and every card unique not only because of the photo but because we take the time to customize each design based on the colors, layout and style of your photo.  For example, we are happy to change the orientation of the design and the colors to match your photo and preferences like in this image below:

Custom Holiday Photo Cards Save 15% on the new collection and all Holiday Photo Cards and Holiday Birth Announcements for a limited time with our current promotion.  Code | MERRY15

Or as a new bonus, you can choose to join our VIP mailing list by entering your name and email in the form above on the right side and get a FREE UPGRADE to include a die cut shape for your cards or kraft envelopes with your return address imprint.  Either of these upgrades are worth more than .50 cents per card!  All card orders include plain white envelopes and online proofs in the per card price. Check the die cut shapes and envelope options in the gallery below or contact us with any questions.

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hand-drawn-christmas-photo-cards-jolly hand-drawn-christmas-photo-cards-merriest Don’t have your photos yet?  No worries!  Buy now to get the Special Savings and send your photos to by December 1st, 2016.  Need help selecting your design?  Call us at 1-888-282-4002 for a free design consultation or email your picture or a link to your picture and we will suggest the best options for your custom Christmas Cards. Full Bleed Christmas Photo Card Unique Hand Drawn Christmas Photo Card   rustic-christmas-photo-cards As always, rest assured whether you upload your photo at the time of purchase or send it in later, we’ve got your back.  That means if your photo will not look good with the design you selected, we will tell you and suggest another option!  Customization and online proofs are included in the per card price.  No hidden charges.  Remember we will customize the colors and style to compliment your photo!

Send some love today!  Happy Holiday Season!






Thanksgiving Paper Placemats and CoastersNov. 14th

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Give Thanks Paper Placemats and Coasters create a lovely and inviting tablescape with ease.  The placemats come in a tear off style (like a notepad) with 24 sheets and are custom printed with the message ‘Give thanks with a grateful heart’.  The coasters are also designed with a neutral color palette and display the ‘give thanks’ message. More design options (displayed below) include Burberry Plaid Paper Placemats paired with black and white deer coasters, Personalized Rustic Antler and Cotton Placemats and Coasters and JOY Wreath Placemats and Coasters.  Paper Placemats and Coasters are a great gift for yourself and others because they:

  • create a decorative and welcoming tablescape for indoor and outdoor dining
  • protect table tops from water damage
  • make clean up a breeze!

Alabama-thanksgiving-paper-placemats Plaid Thanksgiving Placemats

All of these options for your Thanksgiving table provide a nice ‘layer’ of color and pattern for your tablescape.  Grab some inspiration from the rustic, woodland tablescapes picture here or create your own unique centerpiece.  Check out the gallery below for more ideas on ways to use Thanksgiving Paper Placemats and Coasters to decorate your table and bar this holiday season.

TIP:  Add a real personal touch to each place setting by wrapping a little bundle of Thanksgiving herbs with silk ribbon or use fresh Magnolia leaves with a message or name written on gold sharpie! (pictured at bottom of gallery)

Custom printed paper placemats

Joy tear off Paper Placemats

Share your favorite Thanksgiving table decor tip in the comments below!

Happy Thanksgiving!








Sock Monkey 1st Birthday Party InvitationAug. 19th

sockmonkey first birthday invitationThis sock monkey invitation was originally created by a custom order.  Moms never cease to amaze me with their sentimental and special plans for their little ones!  This client had us create a custom invitation and planned the whole party theme around the sock monkey that her mom made for her when she was a baby.  The image on the birthday invitation is an actual picture of her sock monkey.  What a special memory this party will be for the mom, the grandmother and the child.  I get so excited to hear about new ideas and unique ways each family plans to celebrate big events and all the little milestone in between!

Original photo of the sock monkey with requested color scheme for the party featured below.

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Giveaway Celebration with MyLifeWellLoved.comJul. 23rd

Custom Stationery Giveaway Fresh Dirt is excited to celebrate a big milestone with the lovely (and very pregnant) Heather Brown of MyLifeWellLoved Blog.  Hop on over to her blog for all the entry details (and discount codes:) for the multiple giveaways she is hosting this week to celebrate her 6K followers on Instagram !  The images below give you an idea of the awesome products and sponsors she has gathered for these events.

Check out the amazing local artists and creative makers including: A Simple Kind of Fancy Painting, Susan Gordon PotteryKate Morris JewelryShop Crystal Faye,  and Harlow Jewelry. 

Final 6k Instagram Giveaway Giveaway for Mom-to-be

Two of the  giveaways are specifically for moms-to-be and include fabulous products from Basq Body Oil SetBundle Organics, Leading Lady, Sugar Bit and Medela.

Head on over to Instagram and enter to win 1 or all of these before Sunday!  Good Luck!

Launch Your Renovation | Custom Hard Hat InvitationMay. 18th

Launch your renovation with custom invitations to show off the new space Custom Hard Hat Open House Invitation

Last week one of my clients called with a custom invitation request.  I could tell she was in a pinch and needed some creative custom hard hat invitation options in a hurry!  The Open House event to show off the new renovations and expansion was planned and publicized but the invitations had fallen thru the cracks and they needed to be mailed out ASAP.  It happens to the best of us!

Customer Service is an extreme priority for Fresh Dirt Clients!  We really value our customers both old and new.  I was happy to help out by providing two custom invitation options that very evening:

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The client picked the custom hard hat invitation with construction zone graphics and requested 3000 to be printed with rush production and shipping.  Tweaks were made, proofs approved and special accommodations were set up at the printer for rush production and shipping.  The client’s corporate logo and contact information along with a property photo were included on the back at no additional charge.  Finally, eye catching graphics were added to the back of the envelope with return address printing.  This bonus feature is an an all new service that I am excited to offer all my clients!  Envelope imprinting can now include as many colors and graphics as desired and can be printed anywhere on the envelope (front or back) at the same low cost of a simple return address imprint.  Two late nights for me making this all this happen with Fed Ex Overnight Delivery but it was worth it to help my client meet her deadline.  Party Success!

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Multitasking Mom Blogger and Fancy TechMay. 7th


  Multitasking Mother’s Day

Although I snicker when I occasionally catch my daughter watching Netflix on my iPad, facetiming on her iPhone, streaming music on her old iTouch and doing homework on my laptop ALL at the same time… Today was a incredibly productive day for me…while I streamed CreativeLive on my iPad learning from Andreea Ayers of, created graphics and replied to client emails on my laptop and kept up with texts on my iPhone!  Anyway, as a work at home mom and business owner (I’m sure many of you can relate)  I was able to watch and learn about the best ways to market my business WHILE I was creating graphics for a Mother’s Day post (click link to grab your Mother’s Day Downloads) and created proofs for 2 other clients.  I also learned how to use these new fancy ‘scene creators’ (above image) in photoshop and created my first video capture with Jing.  I also made 3 meals for a family of 4, did 2 loads of laundry, 1 load of dishes, went to the gym (while streaming CreativeLive in my earbuds) and made 2 carpool runs (with only 1 earbud in to be safe).  By nature, I’m great at customer service, learning and creating – Marketing and PR not so much.  Turning over a new leaf and determined to produce this post today, I’m burning the midnight oil (and I vow to create an automated social media and blogging schedule).  Hooray for fancy tech and tech savvy moms!

{Free Download-PIY} Mother’s Day CardsMay. 6th

Free printable Mother's Day Cards

“There is no greater good in all the world than motherhood! The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.”     James E. Faust

Free Mother’s Day Printables

Mother’s Day Weekend is here.  If you have already gotten the perfect gift but forgot the card, we’ve got your back!  And even if you don’t have a gift I’m sure you’ve planned to give her the gift of your time which is the really special part.  Print out one or both of these watercolor Mother’s Day Cards and tell her how you really feel with a heartfelt handwritten note.  The smaller images can be used as wallpaper on her mobile device too.

Download and Print Your Watercolor Mother’s Day Cards

Click here for the Pink Watercolor Folded Mother’s Day Card in High Resolution.

Mother's Day Pink Watercolor Folded Card Back Message You Are Beautiful


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Click here for the Rose Watercolor Mother’s Day Card in High Resolution

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Make Your Tech FancyToo

The images above for front and back of cards are a smaller file size and can be saved on your mobile device or tablet as wallpaper.  Instructional images below.

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

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