Custom 50th Anniversary InvitationApr. 17th

50th Anniversary Invitation Celebrate the Love!

Working on a 50th Anniversary Celebration Invitation for a friend’s parents.  It truly warms my heart to think of a life celebration for this endearing family.  50 years of love and commitment!  They are planning to SURPRISE their mom with an Italian Dinner Celebration with friends and family.  The pictures from their wedding are such a special touch.  I love the combination of these vintage photographs, the vintage ‘scrapbook with scotch tape’ look and the super modern hand lettering design of the Corinthians 13 verse.

Take a look at the options created for this event.  Two options with the photo on the front and then another option with Italian themed olive graphics and the photo on the back.

Anniversary Invitation Custom Options The client chose the chalkboard anniversary invitation with the scrapbook tape look and then got to choose from the options below for the back.  All Fresh Dirt Cards are printed in full color on all sides with additional photos and text included in the base price.  Invitation backer options


Win 100 Custom Christmas CardsDec. 8th

Christmas Card GiveawayWe are giving away 100 Custom Christmas Cards at!

Giveaway Details:

  • 100 Flat 5×7 Custom Christmas Cards
  • Digitally printed on heavy matte card stock
  • Full color on both sides
  • Multiple pictures, online proofs and custom revisions included
  • Environmentally friendly digital printing process
  • Envelopes included

To Enter the contest, go to or click here and complete these 3 steps:

1. Enter your information in the Rafflecopter widget on

2. Follow @thestylegathering and @fresdirtdesign on Instagram.  (If you already follow us you will be entered by verifying your instagram account within the rafflecopter widget.)

3. Tag two friends under @thestylegathering’s #christmasgiveaway picture on Instagram.

This contest will run for three days, ending at midnight on Wednesday, December 10th.  Winner to be announced on Thursday. December 11th.

This week is the last week to place Christmas orders.  Orders are still shipping within 3 business days of proof approval so don’t miss out!  Send some JOY to mailboxes everywhere.

(Don’t fret, if you have already ordered cards AND you happen to be the lucky winner this week, Fresh Dirt will reimburse you.)

Merry Merry!

Rustic Christmas CardsNov. 22nd

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I LOVE my job!  Having the opportunity to see all these fabulous family photos is such a joy!  Every year I am inspired by the creativity and vision of so many special Moms who plan for the perfect Christmas card photo.  And then, there are the truly accidental or candid photos that just take ‘a slice of everyday life’ and make the most wonderful precious photo card memories.  I feel privileged to see these family moments and sometimes create a custom design that is inspired by that special picture.

It’s so funny and peculiar how I see families around town that I have never met in person but truly feel like I know them because I have created a special Christmas card from their precious family photos.  My husband and I were at dinner last night and I saw several families that I feel like I know but they have never met me.  We have only communicated via email and so they wouldn’t recognize me!  I really do feel the joy that your families share as I work with your beautiful photographs and can only imagine the joy that is spread across the country as mailboxes are opened everywhere!

Hope you enjoy seeing these special cards here too!

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Merry and Bright Christmas Photo CardsNov. 16th

Holly, Jolly, Merry & Bright

Merry and bright christmas photo cardsCustom Christmas Photo Cards on Sale

15% off Photo Cards | Code MERRY15

Be Merry & Bright this season and send jolly holiday wishes to friends and family near and far.  They will love opening a joyful Christmas photo card instead of boring mail and more bills.  Lots of new 2014 merry styles to choose from as well as full bleed designs with new lettering and natural textures.

As always, if you need help with your selection, give us a call at 888-282-4002 or email photo to us for a free design consultation.

Pin it To Win it Contest | Christmas Photo Card GiveawayDec. 3rd

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Pin it to Win It Contest!  Grand Prize: 100 Christmas Cards!

It’s our first Pin It to Win It Contest!  Follow the steps below and you could win 100 Christmas Photo Cards ($164.00 value) of your choice for your family Christmas Cards this year.
It’s that easy! Want it, pin it and you could win it!

Contest ends December 9th, 2013. We will choose one board from the entries and announce the winner on Tuesday December 10th, 2013.  One entry per person please!

Cut off for Christmas card orders is December 10th.  This is the last week!  We are still running 15% off this week, so if you haven’t ordered, hop on over and get your order in now!  IF YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER and have already placed your order, we will refund your money for up to 100 Christmas Photo Cards.


1.  Create a Pinterest Board and Pin at least 5 Fresh Dirt Products using the tag #FreshDirtCards.  Hover over any images at for Pin it Button.

2.  Repin the contest pin (this post) to your board.  (Hover over image at the top of this post for pin it button if you did not already repin from Pinterest.)

3.  Pin up to 10 additional products (cards or gifts in any category) for extra credit.

4.   Enter your name and email below to get the latest dirt on new products and promotions.  Hit the Lucky Button and That’s it!  Happy Pinning!


Improve your chances by pinning more, posting on Instagram, tweeting or posting on Facebook. We will notify the winner by email.

PLEASE NOTE: you must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the contiguous United States to enter. If you do not meet this criteria, you will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen.

Collage Christmas CardsNov. 19th

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Collage Christmas Cards are more popular than ever this year and it’s easy to see why.  Whether you have professional photos taken or you have captured precious moments this year on you mobile device, a collage can solve the problem of having to choose!  The collage can be on the front of the card and show pictures from your family vacation or the kids’ favorite activities this year.  Or the collage can be on the back just capturing many of your favorite memories from the year.  If you prefer a folded card, the options are limitless and you can even have a cool graphic on the front so your recipients are wowed when they open the inside to see your family photo collage!watch full film The Invisible Guest online

If you have multiple children or a large family then you know how difficult getting a group shot or one where all the kids are smiling can be!  Multi photo Christmas cards can solve this issue as well!  Just take pictures you love of each group or individual family member and we can crop them to give equal space to each on the collage Christmas card.

Hoping this makes taking a great Christmas card photo or choosing which photo(s) to use a little less stressful!  Also, check out the post about the beauty of black and white photos and don’t stress over what everyone is wearing!  View our many styles and designs for family photo ideas too.

If you are having trouble deciding feel free to call us for a free consultation at 1-888-282-4002 or email your photos to for personal assistance.


Modern Chalkboard Christmas Photo CardsNov. 12th


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Share your holiday greeting with a modern chalkboard style Christmas Photo card.  Rustic backgrounds that look like they are textured add modern edge.  Our chalkboard collage features rounded corners for your family photos and monogram family initial design. Chevron pattern is the background for the back and an additional photo can be used at no extra charge.  Matching address labels also available and sold in sets of 20.

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The modern chalkboard single photo style features a fun shape border around your picture and vintage details.  Friends and family near and far will love fetching these from their mailbox.

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You may also like the kraft paper texture background or the rustic reclaimed wood featured below.  Capture your family spirit with a lifestyle photograph and send Christmas cards with the styles that are trending this year.  Make a scrapbook of all your Christmas cards from each year and you can see the changes in your loved ones (and the trend styles) from year to year.

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*Chalkboard Art Mistletoe Print in the collage at the top is from Society6 and can be found for sale here

Modern Holiday Photo CardsNov. 8th

Modern Holiday Photo Cards

Modern Holiday Photo Cards

What makes Modern Holiday Photo Cards ‘modern’?  Beauty and style are truly individual to the eye of the beholder, but as we see in all aspects of society, most of us love something new!  Where do the new trends in modern personalized stationery come from?  Right off the fashion runways and from top home decor trend stylist.  Pantone issues a color palette well in advance for each season.



Fresh Dirt pours over all the latest trends in color, pattern, texture and style.  In keeping with our name and style of mixing vintage with modern and rustic organic with trendy textures, we carefully select new colors and trends in pattern and texture that are updated but still traditional and versatile enough to work with the modern family lifestyle and photographs.  We have amped up our selections in the latest trend areas of rustic Christmas Photo Cards and Calligraphy fonts.  And of course, we have re-vamped and updated many of our signature full bleed holiday photo cards with all new Hand drawn overlays and modern greetings.

This is the challenge we face, as voiced by Notes & Queries’ Vanessa Harnik at the National Stationery Show (NSS)

“How do we continue to make paper relevant in this era of iPads, iPhones and instant messaging?  Yet, each year, in spite of this challenge, the marketplace is filled with new paper designers. That is simply amazing and speaks to the power of paper and greeting cards!”

We hope you find a style you love and send a fabulous modern holiday photo card to friends and family everywhere to share a little slice of your family with theirs.  Join us on social media and post a photo of you opening your cards, addressing them or mailing them.  Tag us or post with #freshdirtcards

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Happy Holidays from our families to yours.








Black and White Photo Holiday CardsNov. 3rd


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Black and White Photo Holiday Cards

Black and White pictures make elegant and classic looking Holiday Photo Cards.  But there are many more advantages you might not think about!  Does setting up your family photo stress you out?  Black and White pictures may be your solution.  When you use the black and white version of a photo the background and even the clothing selection is much less noticeable.  If you have a picture that captures your family spirit or has great facial expressions but you don’t like the background or what they are wearing it may still make a fabulous holiday photo card!  Just pick a design that works well with black and white and ask us to make the photo black and white in the special instructions.  As always we will customize the colors to work best with you photos and we will let you know if the card is not going to print well.

Check out more selections for flat Custom Christmas Photo Cards and Folded Holiday Photo Cards.  Give us a call at 1-888-282-4002 if you need help with your selection!


Rustic Christmas Cards and Rustic Photo Christmas CardsNov. 3rd

Rustic Christmas Cards

Rustic Christmas Cards and Rustic Christmas Decor

Rustic Christmas cards are some of my favorite selections for our new designs this year!  It seems like ‘rustic’ is the new vogue in home decor and stationery.  Trends begin on the fashion runway, trickle into home decor and textiles and then appear on stylish stationery paper everywhere.  Now that Pottery Barn has coined and trademarked the term ‘Rustic Luxe’, this earthy combination of organic, natural textures and modern luxury is all the rage.  So, if you desire to be on trend with cutting edge designs for your custom Christmas photo cards, rustic style is the way to go!

Rustic Christmas Cards and Gift Tags

Rustic Christmas cards and gift tags Rustic Christmas Card selections include the look of reclaimed wood painted in rich seasonal hues, kraft paper texture and natural hand drawn tree or wreath designs.  You can also achieve the rustic look with a rustic photo for your Christmas card with minimal design.  Choose an outdoor woodland location or a back drop of a barn or woodgrain wall.  Note how all these full bleed Holiday photo cards in the collage below make use of a natural outdoor background with woodgrain, rocks, rustic fence or field of grass.

Full Bleed Holiday Photo Cards Rustic Gift Tags and Rustic Christmas Thank You Notes

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Round out your Rustic Christmas with simple decor ideas from Pinterest.