We always love receiving mail, but no mail is more special than those precious cards that arrive in December. (And, yeah, January, too. No judging!) Whether photo cards with adorable new babies or letterpress beauties with gold foil, we love them all. It may feel like it’s almost too late to create your own holiday card, but we promise there is still time! Especially because we have Rachel from Lupa & Pepi sharing her tips on creating the perfect holiday greetings.

With a BFA in graphic design and her first job at The Knot, you know she’s developed quite an eye for gorgeous paper goods. Plus, her company is named for her great-great-aunt Antonietta “Lupa” Lupacchino and her grandmother Maria Giovanna “Pepi” Pepino. Rachel says, “they cooked a lot of pasta, meatballs and gravy, but more importantly, they established many of my family’s traditions.” So whether you are honoring a family tradition or starting a new one, Rachel’s here to help you send off you cards in style! See her tips in the slideshow.