Celebrating 13 Lucky Years!

I’m so excited to share with you a personal milestone that means a lot to me. This fall, I’m celebrating 13 lucky years of marriage, and I’m going all out!

When my husband and I met, we were in graduate school, working part-time, and living a very simple life. Luxuries were not something we could afford, and our version of date night at a restaurant was eating at a local burger joint we both loved.

We’ve always been the type of people who celebrate experiences instead of things and have always made it a goal to continue to add more adventures since they make us happy.


When we got engaged, we planned our wedding in about a week, without any of the frills and events of modern weddings. We had no engagement pictures, no announcements, one couple’s bridal shower, and a honeymoon trip to Rome three years after our wedding.

Since half our guests were from out of town, I had to send out save-the-date cards. I remember the process of shopping for save-the-date cards and wedding invitations to be tedious and overwhelming at our local invitation store.

Imagine being in a “by appointment only” card store, looking through dozens of books with samples for over an hour that never quite fit your style. At some point, you look up and ask the designer (again) about the various paper types and whether or not different last names would fit in the invitation. Nothing was customizable, and when it was, you had no idea what the invitation would be like until your order came in.

Celebrating 13 Lucky Years! With Mixbooks Save the Date cards

Fast forward fifteen years later and technology has made a lot of things easier, including designing event cards like save-the-date cards, invitations, and thank you notes for an event. So, when the time came a couple of months ago to create cards for my “Lucky 13” Anniversary Party, I was ecstatic to partner with Mixbook.

Their website was super easy (and free) to use and creating a project from scratch was easy with their many beautiful templates. I also saved a few different save-the-date cards, which I shared with a friend to see which one she liked better.


Although I’m a creative person (in the kitchen) I get overwhelmed quickly with too many choices so letting their samples and templates guide me through the process was an excellent idea. I was able to narrow down my favorites and choose a card that I was ultimately thrilled with.

When my friends and family received the save-the-date cards a few weeks ago, they were stunned at the gorgeous card design and how much of our personality came through in it.

My vision for the cards was simple. I wanted a little bit of whimsical, much happiness, and a lot to celebrate. We have, after all, built a great life for ourselves and a lot to be grateful for in the last 13 years.


While there are still many details about the anniversary event to plan, like flowers, decorations, music, photography, menu, the after-party, and more; I’m glad the save-the-date cards and invitations are done, and I’m extremely happy with them. For the first time, I feel the save-the-date and invitations reflect the type of event I’m planning.

What’s an upcoming event or holiday you’d love to have gorgeous printed cards for?


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September 26, 2016

54 thoughts on “Celebrating 13 Lucky Years!”

  1. Maryanne W. says:

    Love the BRIGHT christmas card design!

  2. I would LOVE to use Mixbook for Christmas cards this year- I’m always looking for something easy and unique!!!!!

  3. Jessica Difulco says:

    Congrats on your Lucky 13yrs. I would love to try the mixbook for some newborn announcements, or family Christmas cards with the new baby this year. I’ll have a new little one in just a few short weeks!!

  4. Amy says:

    I made books for my son’s teachers last year using Mixbook and found it to be a user-friendly and quality site and service. I’d love to make invitations or thank yous for my son’s birthday party coming up!

  5. Kimberly says:

    I love using Mixbook to make beautiful picture albums after family trips, but now that I know they also make invitations I look forward to placing my first order to invite family and friends to our Thanksgiving luncheon!

  6. Angie S. says:

    I love the Christmas cards especially the rustic year in review. I always love to send out Christmas cards that tell our friends and family all about the highlights of our year.

  7. Amy J. says:

    I’d probably use them for Christmas cards – my husbands wants to do cards and I don’t even know where to start! Or I’d surprise him with a photobook ;).

  8. Jenn C. says:

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a fun celebration. I’d like Mixbook for Graduation cards.

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