Almost a year ago (New Year’s Day, to be precise) the Inspired Bride was born. It completely blows me away that a year has passed already and this blog has flourished beyond my expectations. To be honest, if you asked me when I started where I’d be at this point, I’d probably say I’d be lucky to have 100 visitors a day, assuming I was still working at it. Few people know how much I do outside of IB, and those who do are usually astounded that I keep up! This blog has really become a huge creative outlet for me, and to say it’s my “baby” is an understatement. It’s something I’m fiercely passionate about and dedicated to regardless of what’s going on outside of the scope of this blog.
I would be wrong to not give a huge amount of credit of the Inspired Bride’s success to some of my blogging community friends and mentors. They have helped shape this blog in more ways than they could possibly imagine, have motivated me to push the envelope as well as myself, and have been a great support system. They’re also absolutely lovely people.
As a thank you to them, I sent out a bunch of Happy Holidays postcards, each individually designed and assigned randomly, to the people I owe the most gratitude to this Holiday season and given the upcoming anniversary. While I gave them the option to share them, there was no pressure to do so as this was a genuine expression of gratitude, not some publicity ploy! Many of them have already shared them with their readers, and some still plan to. Here’s a look at a few of them:
As Kristen from Paper Crave put it so well, these cards are “sort of like baseball card collecting for the designer set”. Indeed! A treasure hunt of pretty postcards. Here are all the bloggers who received a card and publicized them, and as others are posted, I’ll add them as well.
Kristen of Paper Crave: Mittens
Erin of Leo on the Loose: Gifts
Vane of Brooklyn Bride: Scarves
Nole of Oh So Beautiful Paper: Gingerbread Men
Kathleen of Twig & Thistle: Christmas Stockings
holly p says
Cute cards! My favorites are the mittens and the gifts so far!
I love your blog, so keep up the good work, creativity and inspiration flowing around!
and it might be a little too soon, but Happy Blogaversary 😀
Carter and Cook says
Congrats on an amazing & incredible first year. Cheers to 2010 and all the wonderful new ventures it will hold. a+h
these cards are really cute!
Julianne Smith says
what a great idea to show your appreciation in just the way that you know how! thanks for sharing!!
Truly Smitten says
I love these! and your blog is so gorgeous and inspiring! Happy Holidays to you and your fam!