alessandra olanow and excitement!

So. I am a huge fan of Alessandra Olanow. Her sketches are quirky, charming, and make me grin every time.

Which is why I am over the moon excited that David and I decided to get a family portrait done by her! In the conversation about Christmas cards we decided that we really wanted something unique. Something that could be a start to a fabulous collection as the years go by. We are getting a portrait and then turning it into a card. I have been emailing Alex all day. I am sure she is tiring of the pictures I am sending her… but I have never been one to stay cool when really pumped about something. How I knew that we were kindred spirits and that I wanted her to do this with us? Um, she used to illustrate news stories from NPR in her blog Mornings with NPR and Alex. I wanted to share with your guys that she has a 20% off sale for the holidays. We went for it, and so should you. See her exquisite illustrations after the jump…


  1. Eee–how exciting!!

  2. What a brilliant idea. I seriously cannot wait to see what she comes up with!!!

  3. How cute!!! I would love something like this for the three of us, but after I get new glasses and a haircut hehe.

  4. These are awesome! Looking into some Holiday cards as well so thanks for the post :)

  5. These are SO Cool!!!! I’d love to get one made after we have a baby!!! Xox

    • Aren’t they awesome? I want to start it now, since it has been me, David, and the dogs for so long… but I can’t WAIT till we can continue the tradition with a baby in the portrait. Thank you for coming over to the blog today! xo

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