holiday cards with minted by emily starr alfano

can you believe thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away?! it feels like summer literally just ended. anyways, november brings the start of the holiday season and with that, holiday cards! i’m working with minted this year for our alfano family holiday cards. BUT i need your help deciding which design to go with…

minted is a go to of mine for everything from invitations to artwork {they have such great options…maybe i should do a round up of my current favorites?!} and their selection of holiday cards is just as extensive as the rest of their offerings. they are designed by independent artists around the globe, with a variety of paper, printing + format options available.

the best part is that they truly make things as easy as possible for you…at no charge to you. unsure what design to go with? text your photo to 415.301.CARD {2273} and a minted stylist will text you back 5 design options that will work with your photo! don’t want to write out all those addresses? minted will print for you on free custom envelopes that match your card’s design!

below are some of my favorite designs and here’s where i need your help…


1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11

i’ve narrowed it down to a few in this roundup and would love your input! i’m going to post on instagram stories later today so be sure to let me know there. or comment on this post!

lastly, minted is offering 15% off any holiday order over $150 and 10% off an order over $100. use code SHINE now through november 12th.

happy almost weekend!


lulu & georgia 25% anniversary sale by emily starr alfano


there are some brands i seem to turn to over and over again for #farmhousedialfano and client projects. at the top of that list is lulu & georgia, whom you’ve heard me mention before. they have an ever-growing mix of eclectic, timeless + on-trend furniture and decor items that are high quality and won’t break the bank. the worst thing about shopping online is returns {especially large/bulky items such as rugs} but maybe the best thing about lulu & georgia is they make returns so easy!

anyhoo, they’re having a big 25% anniversary off sale on EVERYTHING. yes everything. it’s this week only and you don’t want to miss out. so…you guessed it. i’m sharing my covet-worthy finds!

1 / leila moroccan shag rug / the newest addition to our living room.

2 / sabine velvet bolster pillows / another new addition to the living room + if you caught my insta story earlier this week you’ll know i use it as neck support while on the couch!

3 / jameson the sheep / how sweet is this for a kid’s room/nursery/playroom?

4 / sayan pendant / love the earthy feel of this light.

5 / liam pillow in burnt orange / the color of the moment.

6 / malea linen throw in mocha mousse / perfect pop of color.

7 / lotta dining chairs / a bistro style design that could work with just about any type of table.

8 / prudence dining table / if we had a more modern home and the space for this table, it would be mine.

9 / hannah sideboard / i’m considering rearranging our entire dining room just so this can be part of the mix. give me all the cane!

10 / mildred vines tissue box cover in black / we’re heading into cold season. no one wants to look at ugly kleenex boxes.

11 / raymie rug / this was another contender for our living room but i think it could work great in a dining room due to its durability.

12 / mayve mirror / love me a round mirror. bonus points for one with a shelf.

13 / justina blakeny ara bed / #jungalowstyle boho perfection.

14 / tanis cheese board set of 3 / i’m a sucker for wood boards and the cutout handles offer a unique spin on a classic.

remember, this week only! 25% off everything on the website with promo code BIGNEWS.