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share the joy {katygirl designs giveaway}

I got an email from the sweet Heather of Life Made Lovely last month asking if I would be interested in partnering with Katy of Katygirl Designs to design a Christmas card that would benefit the Joyful Life Library. Ummmm….YES! It has been so fun getting to know Katy a little through doing this project together. She is super sweet, has a huge heart, and is also crazy talented. Everything she makes is pretty. I am really bad at narrowing down what I like and making decisions. I emailed her all these ideas that I had swirling around in my head (that I’m pretty sure made no sense at all) and she came up with this amazing card:

I love everything about this card. When I first saw it I honestly wondered if I should hide this design and keep it just for myself.  But I decided that would be selfish. 🙂  Instead, Katy and I want to share it with you! You can purchase this card here. It is super affordable and the best part is a portion of the proceeds go to benefit the Joyful Life Library. That makes me love this card even more.

This beautiful card was designed by Katy with Lindsay of PenandPaint. I love it too. A portion of the proceeds from this card go to benefit Hope4Sudan, another great cause!

I am so excited because my Christmas card is done! That has never happened this early before. I can’t wait to show it to you. And yours can be done too. Katy is generously giving away a premade Christmas card design of your choice to one of my readers. There are so many cute ones to choose from.

And…along with your Christmas card you also get to choose one of her awesome prints. These are two of my favorites. I love what they say. I may need to be ordering these two for my home soon. 🙂

Here is how you can enter to win…


ONE premade Christmas card design of your choice & ONE art print of your choice

ONE winner chosen at random

ONE entry per person

Giveaway ends Monday, November 19 at 9pm (CST)

To enter, visit Katy’s shop then come back and tell me…are your Christmas cards done? You can tell me about something that you love in Katy’s shop if you want too. 🙂

Katy is also offering 10% off in her shop by using the code JESS10. Katy makes custom Christmas cards as well, so if you don’t see something you love you should think about having your own card designed. She is so easy and fun to work with and I promise you will love your card when she is done. Don’t forget to check out Katy’s blog too!

  • annaO - My Christmas cards are not done and I love everything from Katygirl. Would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Darla - Haven’t done Christmas cards for several years. This would be great. Love the designs and original looks of everything.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Our Christmas cards are not done yet. We are taking family pictures for them the day after Thanksgiving!! I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I love way too many things from Katy’s shop…they are all so unique and pretty! And, no, haven’t even begun to think about Christmas cards…now I am! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Carmen Erickson - Nope, Christmas card definitely not done yet…I am such a procrastinator!ReplyCancel

  • Christie - My Christmas cards are far from done…I still need some worthy family pics for them!! Maybe I’ll win and get one of Katy’s amazing designs! I love her “joy to the world” card!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - My cards aren’t done, but I like the Proverbs 4:25 thing she hasReplyCancel

  • Alicia Cooper - My Christmas cards are not done. I am due to have a baby tomorrow…I would LOVE to win! That might be the only way they get done on time this year! I like the Christ’s Love card in her shop.ReplyCancel

  • Lena ~ JOYfilledfamily - thanks for sharing the first design. i was hoping to get my cards completed after thanksgiving and now, thanks to you, i know what design i will be using. it would be even better if i could win! 😉

    thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Miller - I love everything in her shop, but I love the “All of my life, in every season, You are still God” print. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Karie - I haven’t even thought about our Christmas cards yet 🙂 I love all her designs…so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Villar - My cards are not done yet, but they will be the last week of this month. I always send out my Christmas cards the very beginning of December. I like the “Have yourself a merry Christmas” card in 5×7.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah R - I LOVE the card you made. I think this will be the one my family uses this year.
    Love Katy’s designs too.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - Christmas cards done?!?!? Oh heavens no. We didn’t even get them sent out last year but that could be due to the fact I was 39 weeks pregnant at Christmas and didn’t want to show off my ginormous belly to all my friends!
    I love her b/w card that talks about celebrating the real reason for the season. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Lam - My cards are not done, but I have definitely bookmarked some of her designs (a couple of weeks ago). We have pictures tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • allison - LOVE the share the joy card! I’m waiting for our photographer to finish up with our photos so I can make the cards. Would love one of these!ReplyCancel

  • Allie Hosea - I really like the Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasReplyCancel

  • Jenny L - I love sending out Christmas cards, but I haven’t even started thinking about them yet. I would love to win this.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Haven’t even taken our photos yet!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - oh! i just LOVE katy’s designs!
    she is one MUCHO talented girl!
    the valley print is my fave!

  • Laura @ TheTurquoiseHome - I love her designs! Especially the “I love you more than coffee” print. And the “most wonderful time of the year” card is super cute! Would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - Oh- I wish our Christmas cards were done — but we like to take our photos in front of our tree / mantle / door etc. so they won’t be finished until early December. I like the modern look of Katygirl – and I am sure I will see your design “pinned” real soon. I am often looking through pinterest and think “hey – I’ve see this before” 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carley - Oh, my word! I was just looking at her designs today, and I wanted pretty much everyone. I’m just starting the Christmas card process. It’d be so hard to choose just one of her designs!ReplyCancel

  • Tara - My Christmas cards are not done, and would love a design from Katy. Hard to choose one as they are all so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Abbey - Some of my cards are done. I love everything in her shop!ReplyCancel

  • Dawne McGuire - What unique Christmas cards! My cards are not done yet and after 19 years of marriage and sending cards each and every year, these would be perfect to send to family and friends this year. I’ve saved every card and have them in a book. With my girls in high school now, we love to go back and see how our family has changed through the years. My oldest daughter will be graduating high school next year and the Proverbs 4:25 print would be perfect for her future dorm room. Thanks for sharing this website!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - I’ve been looking at Katy’s selections (before this post!) and love so many! I just got pictures back from the photographer yesterday so I would be thrilled to win this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - LOVE these designs! I just added one to my Etsy cart; I’ll definitely be ordering one! Now I just need a good picture of all of my kids….this is going to be tough! Clearly, my cards are not yet done. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • kacie - We just had pictures taken for our cards, but i havent even thought about get them done this early. I love the glory to God in the highest. I really hope I win !!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin - Our Christmas cards are not finished yet! I love all of the unique designs.


  • Rebecca Erickson - Love these designs!!! Thank you!


  • Lissa - No they aren’t done! I love the You are my greatest earthly blessing print ! I think my fav is the card you guys are on!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - I love the ‘let earth receive her king’ card. Cards are not started or even thought about until now!ReplyCancel

  • amy h - I love her “most wonderful time of the year” card! So cute! Thanks for the giveaway girls!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - Ha, last year I ended up just sending an email as our Christmas card because I waited too long! Maybe I’ll do better this year?ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - card not done yet – if I win I’ll have extra motivation 😉ReplyCancel

  • Jerri - Never have my christmas cards done early! Would be a huge blessing! Both prints are so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - I love these designs and creativity! As a full time working mom, it’s so great to find unique Christmas cards that I wish I had the time to create! They are beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Amy G - Our Christmas cards are not done yet. We had our pictures taken and now I need to decide which ones to order. I also have trouble making decisions. I looked in her shop… wow – there are a lot of nice cards and prints! My favorite card (I think) was the Wonderful Time of the Year one, and the Micah 6:8 flower print really resonated with me. I think I need those reminders.ReplyCancel

  • Celine - i bought the “all my life in every season…” print today for a christmas gift. LOVE all the designs!!ReplyCancel

  • KatieK - What talent! Everything is just beautiful! Thank you for this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Cristin T - My favorite is the one you posted with your sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - I didn’t even send Chrismtas cards last year because it was one more thing I didn’t want to add to my To Do list. But this would make it so easy…just need a photo! Love Katy’s shop, especially LOVE the Micah 6:8 prints…but can’t decide which one I like more…the flowers or the map!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - My cards are sort of done. I’ve designed it, but not placed my order. I LOVE almost all of Katy’s designs!! Who could chose?!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - Nope, my cards aren’t done. I adore the G.K. Chesterton print and have been eyeing it for a couple weeks now! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Macie - Christmas cards are definitely not done but seeing these makes me want to complete them! Love the red one with the b&w picture in the bottom left corner of the collage 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessica B - I have high hopes to get my Christmas cards done in the next week. I have been looking around for cards I love…I may have just found what I am looking for. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Estie - My Christmas cards are not done. Katygirl has great cards!ReplyCancel

  • andrea - My Christmas cards aren’t done yet. I loved all of the designs. I really loved the “All of my life, in every season,You are still God.”ReplyCancel

  • Rachel B. - Took family pictures last week…would LOVE one of Katy’s designs for our Christmas card. Love her blog, too!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberlee Jost - My pictures are done, but my card is not. I love little miss Katygirl and there are so many things I like in her shop!ReplyCancel

  • Rose - Hi! My cards aren’t done yet, but just this week I have begun to get into the Christmas spirit so it won’t be long and I can cross that off my list. I love the Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas style.

  • Malorie - My cards are not done, and I love all of katygirls work. Would really like to win.ReplyCancel

  • Jacki G. - Our cards are not done yet– but hope to do them after Thanksgiving. I’m LOVING katy’s designs and really hopeful I win 🙂 ps-Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Hollie - I love the “Christ’s Love” card. We have a one year old and I’m so excited send out our first official Christmas card as a family. Love these!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Johnson - Hi Jess! Not entering to win (wonderful, amazing Katy is already doing our cards) but just wanted to say thank you! Our church is spear heading the Hope4Sudan campaign and we really appreciate your support! Also, your card is the cutest. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • tonya - no way are my cards done yet! i love katy’s cards and the act justly, love mercy, walk humbly print!ReplyCancel

  • Emily F - I haven’t started on my Christmas cards yet, so I’m so thankful you shard these.

    I love her “joy to you” card (it’s really hard to choose though)!ReplyCancel

  • Annette - My cards are NOT ready and I honestly don’t even have an “idea” for them yet….EEEEK!!!!!! Loved the shop and love your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Lacie - We just had our pictures done today and I was thinking we would probably make a card out of them! I hope I win! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alison R - I’m getting family pics taken tomorrow, and I have browsed at Christmas designs. So, on my way to being done, yet not even close? Eek!ReplyCancel

  • Laura M - My cards are not done yet! Hopefully by Christmas Eve!? 😉 And I love all her Christmas card choices!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynne M - Our cards are not done, we haven’t even taken the pictures yet!ReplyCancel

  • Amy K - Super cute cards by Katygirl! I haven’t done my Christmas cards and would love to do something original this year- I really like your Share The Joy card.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Green - I do NOT have mine done! But I need to! One thing is for sure, it would be hard to choose!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - Our Christmas cards are not started yet, but I absolutely love Katy’s designs and hope to get started soon!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - So many great designs!!! I’m going to leave her page up while I ponder what to pick~

  • Jennifer - My Christmas cards are not done- yet! Love her shop. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Tara - We typically do Valentines instead of Christmas cards, but that would definitely change this year if I win! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • kim - Love all of the Christmas card designs. I’m sure I would have a tough time deciding which one to choose. I love the 2 prints you picked out too, but I’m quite sure my hubby would want the one with the bike on it. 😉 You ladies are so creative and so talented! Even if I don’t win this giveaway, we’ll still be a winner when we get your Christmas card in the mail. That is, if we haven’t been cut from your Christmas card mailing list yet. 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Keli - not yet….but hopefully soon! love this time of year:)ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Ramsey - I love her designs! My Christmas cards are not done yet… thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey - My Christmas cards are not done yet. I love all of her designs. It would be hard to choose! The prints are awesome too. How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Angela N. - Cards are done, but only ordered a few, would love some more!ReplyCancel

  • JD - My cards are not done but it is on my to do list. I need a photo first…my plan is Thanksgiving weekend when our tree is up.ReplyCancel

  • Molly L - Oh please let me win!! 🙂 I am absolutely dreading trying to get a decent picture of my three little ones. If my card was done – that would remove part of the stress of the whole process for me! 🙂 Seriously though, I love Katy’s designs! They are SO sweet! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Z. - Wow, Katy has amazing talent! I would love one of her prints in my home (“I’ll Stand” is a great one!)! And yes, for the first time ever, my Christmas cards are done before Thanksgiving! But I could always use more! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin - We recently took photos and would love to have katygirl designs do our Christmas card this year! All of her stuff is awesome! Is it really time to start thinking about Christmas cards already?ReplyCancel

  • Ann Marie - Love these cards! I haven’t started our cards yet but would love to get them out earlier this year than years in the past :o)ReplyCancel

  • jodie - I love that card so much and was so excited at the thought of having Christmas cards SORTED, that I ordered it immediately! Had I finished reading your blog post, I’d have seen the bit about 10% off. Oh well! It’s for a good cause and it is a great card 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - I don’t even have a picture yet for my Christmas card! I definitely need to get on that! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leatha - My Christmas cards are not done! Yikes! But, I do love the Share the Joy card from Katygirl. It’s truly my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • julie - Love the designs! My christmas cards are ordered…but I always have to get more!ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - I love the joyful christmas card! My Christmas cards are not done yet and I haven’t had a chance to think much about it yet! This would be a blessing!ReplyCancel

  • Christa - Our cards aren’t done yet… still waiting on our photos to get back from our photographer. I love ALL the cards! So creative and cheery.ReplyCancel

  • Roma - Yikes! I have not even thought about my Christmas cards this year, and I usually have them out December 1. I love katygirl’s designs!ReplyCancel

  • Julia C - Awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Anderson - We are taking our photo on Tuesday…this the latest I have ever been! I would love to win this, perfect timing 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jody R. - No cards done yet. I also like the Look Straight Ahead print.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - My Christmas cards are not even started. I love Katygirl’s designs especially the Share the Joy Card!ReplyCancel

  • Meg - I love the have yourself a merry little Christmas card… Adorable. Nope, my cards surely are not done, I’m very impressed yours are!!ReplyCancel

  • VIcki Bluhm - we took our family christmas picture, but havent done the card yet, I would love to pick something for our card this year. I love all the different ones!

  • Lindsay G - Hahaha, no! Hopefully we will get some family over thanksgiving! Love your family picture!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda D. - My Christmas cards are definitely not done! I would love this option 🙂ReplyCancel

  • LauraB - LOVE! Our cards are not completed and I’m looking for something unique and beautiful…Katygirl Designs is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - LOVE her designs – so much fun! We haven’t done our Christmas cards this year yet… still trying to figure out exactly what I want to do.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - I love her work! And, I need to finish our Christmas cards, so I hope I win! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Fitzgerald - Waited to get the christmas photos done until I was big enough for maternity photos… so Christmas cards are NOT done. 🙂 I love the Merry Little Christmas Design!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy W - I have spent days… and I mean DAYS searching online for a Christmas card that I not only love, would double as a ‘save-the-date’, AND first and foremost, give honor to the reason for Christmas… Jesus! I love the focus of all her KatyGirl’s cards! They would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Smith - Ours are not done-and won’t be until after our little girl gets here the first week of December! I love all of the designs! What talent Katy has!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - My Christmas cards are not done, and I’m loving what Katy has to offer!! I’d love to step out of my annual “shutterfly” box and help support great causes!ReplyCancel

  • Merced - I have order some cards from Sears when my son had pitures taken, but they are not nearly enough- so I am going to order more cards from another company. I LOVE Katy’s designs and I hope I win 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jamie - No I don’t have my Christmas cards picked out in ready yet so this would be perfect! So many cute designs!!
    Thanks! God Bless-

  • Gina - We are taking family pictures this week at our annual family cabin Thanksgiving trip :)! I love the wording on these cards that point to Jesus as the center of the season :).ReplyCancel

  • jennifer rogers - Heavens no my Christmas cards aren’t done yet! I love how original her cards look!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Taylor - “All of my Life in every season YOU ARE GOD”

    This one spoke to me immediately – I love her designs. Your card is beautiful Jess.ReplyCancel

  • Beth - I love your Christmas card Jess! My Christmas cards are not done and I too love Katy’s print “all of my life in every season you are God”.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - My Christmas cards are not done yet because I still need to get our family picture made!!! I really love Katy’s unique designs!ReplyCancel

  • Holly D - My Christmas cards aren’t done yet. But, photos have been taken!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - Our Christmas cards are not done yet. I have pictures scheduled this Saturday and then I have already selected the card I want Katy to make for me!!! I am so excited!ReplyCancel

  • tara - oh my gosh, i LOVE it! so-o-o-o cute! i haven’t done our cards yet … still waiting for our pictures back from the photographer. but, you can bet as soon as i get our pictures i’ll be visiting her etsy site … SUCH cute stuff! thanks for sharing. :]ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany B - No, my cards are not done yet. What a beautiful selection to choose from, you are right Jess, she is very talented! Love the “Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas” card 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emilee - I wish they were done already!!! Hopefully taking pics in the next week or two lol! Love all her designs!!!!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - i would love to win some 5×7 christmas cards!! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Karen - All of her cards are beautiful. I have a 13 year old boy who hates having his picture taken. Getting a family picture is almost impossible! But I will keep trying until I do!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - My Christmas cards were supposed to be done weeks ago but the photographer went AWOL and despite many tries, I haven’t gotten the pictures. No pictures means no cards and I lost a Groupon I purchased as a result. Ugh.

    My favorite card is Merry Little Christmas! Her designs are a perfect way to remember what this season is all about, inspite of lost pictures 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marah Hawkins - Nope..My Christmas cards sure arent done yet.. With two little boys running around, I have yet to find the time.. These prints are so adorable. I especailly love your familys design, Jess. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cat Dobson - With a 5 month old I haven’t gotten around to our Christmas cards yet! We’re having a friend who’s a photographer take some family pictures (our first in 5 months!!) next week! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I love these! Both the card designs and her prints! 🙂 Beautiful card and picture of your family!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Mohr - Well I usually NEVER EVER do Christmas cards before Thanksgiving but this year I really want to just enjoy the holiday season with my family and not get all caught up in the hustle and bustle….SO I too did mine early this year! However, I am so in love with a lot of these amazing signs that this site has! I especially love the one that says “Fix your eyes on what lies ahead of you”! By the way….I am loving your Christmas cards you got…I love how your Levi is laughing in the picture!!ReplyCancel

  • MJ - My Christmas cards are not done…but that’s because I am due any day with our second child, a baby girl, and we didn’t want to leave her off the card! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Erin - Love her etsy shop! My favorite Christmas card is the “We Love”! <3 and what a great price!ReplyCancel

  • Hope - My cards are not done yet. I’ve just finished birth announcements for our twin girls 🙂

    I like the merry little Christmas cardReplyCancel

  • stacey - Our Christmas cards are not done yet…but at least I now know where I’ll get them done! I love the freshness and newness of her style…thanks for the introduction to Katygirl!ReplyCancel

  • kristy booth - my cards are not even close to being done and I LOVE everything in her shop!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany J. - I love the share the joy card you created! And I love those prints too. Really, I love everything in her shop.ReplyCancel

  • courtney - These are gorgeous designs! I would love to win one!ReplyCancel