2011 Holiday Card
This is what I created.
I was debating between this design…
Or this design…
…But decided on the white background.
Walgreens Photo has thousands of designs to choose from with the option to include 1, 2, 3, or 4 photos, vertical or horizontal orientation, 5 x 7 or 4 x 8 cards, folded cards, stationary cards, and more. So many choices.
That was after I decided what photo to select. After snapping thousands of photos of Skylar in 2011, I chose a recent one of her from Halloween in her princess costume.
I uploaded the photo to their online design center, created the card, and rather than waiting for a snail mail delivery, I selected in-store pickup and I got an email about 12 hours later that my cards were ready; much sooner than they promised which was a nice bonus.
I hope the friends and fam will like their cards. Now I just have a few envelopes to address. I wish I had an Elf who could write out the names and addresses for 75 of our nearest and dearest on all the cards.
Addressing holiday cards is hard work and definitely is reason to have holiday treats.
I think some White Chocolate Cookies & Cream Fudge is in order.
1. Do you send out holiday cards?
I have sent them out every year that Scott and I have been together…11 years! And since Skylar’s been around, I have sent photo cards every year. It seems like just a minute ago I was sending out our 2010 Holiday Cards.
Yes, it’s kind of PITA to address all those envelopes, but there are some distant relatives that the once-a-year holiday card is a nice way to keep in touch and give them a snapshot of our life.
I always have to start my holiday cards and thinking about it all sooner rather than later. Halloween is my cue to start planning because we travel and are gone in December and it all has to hit the mail by December 1.
2. Have you ever made a holiday photo card, photo greeting card or announcement, or created a book, album, scrapbook, calendar, mug, etc. using your own photos?
Did you spend a ridiculous amount of time pouring over the endless choices and options?
I’ve made some books for my parents with photos of Skylar and they really seemed to treasure them and for his first Father’s Day, I made Scott a book with Skylar’s pictures.
But those projects take time! From the overall design selection, deciding what photos to use, uploading them all; then things like font type, size and color, getting the orientation on the page to look right, it’s choices overload.
They’re fun projects but they do take time which is why I chose a one-photo holiday card this year in an effort to keep things a little simpler.
TGIF and thanks for the Healthier Holiday Snacks Giveaway entries!