It’s been way too busy with back to school and of course the high holidays. And as luck would have it, my 8-year-old woke up sobbing with a sore throat Rosh Hashanah morning so it was a day of honey and tea instead of apples and honey. Though I did still manage to bake apple raisin round challah. So I posted on FB and Instagram that I was super excited about our new year cards that I ordered from Simply to Impress and promised I would follow-up with a reveal. It was my first time ordering from them but I decided to give them a chance since they had an amazing array of Jewish new year cards. I also really liked that you could order them in the more petite size of 4 x5.5 which I just think is a really sweet size.
So, I managed to stage my kids for a perfect fall new year pic by providing them with a couple of realistic looking toy shofars. Fair warning, they sound sort of kazoo-like which gets old pretty fast! I got my daughter this cute apple dress on sale last year at the Gap and put it away in the size I figured she’d be now. For my son, I ordered this cute button down and bow tie. After many outakes, I got a bunch of shots and then played around with cropping. Then I debated which of the tons of darling card options to choose and ended up settling on this one…drum roll, please…
I absolutely love how they turned out. I have to say the quality of the cards was fantastic and the price reasonable and they came beautifully packaged in the box you see here. There were several lovely choices for return address printing that I took advantage of. I even put a rush on it so I could get them mostly sent before Rosh Hashanah. But, that being said, I wholeheartedly believe it’s totally appropriate to send a Shana Tova card anytime up until Simchat Torah so there is still time if you feel inspired!
Shabbat Shalom and Shana Tova to all of you! And for those fasting, may you have a meaningful fast. XO Mamaleh