Sunday 12 December 2010

Christmas Cards

The cards are done.  The last stragglers are going in the post today. The final total was 64 - is that ridiculous?

I love sending Christmas cards - we hardly receive any these days but I still love to make the time for them.  Sometimes it's the only contact we have throughout the year with more distant family and friends.  I even do the much ridiculed 'family letter' but I know my older relatives love getting that little insight into our year - let's face it they're not really the blog reading types.

In saying that I must say each year I forget what a mammoth effort it is - it takes so much longer than I think it will.

The last 2 years I've done my own photos of Noah for the front but this year I thought we'd send a picture of all 3 of us and I'm really happy with how it worked out.  I just sent the photos off to this little Etsy shop and voila 24 hours later I had a card all ready to print at Big W at only 10cents each. (Having the card designed cost $15)  I have been doing that for all our invitations lately and would definitely do it for a baby announcement if we are lucky enough in the new year :) So easy and really cost effective plus beautiful.

P.S. The free Christmas printable is coming - I promise.


  1. Gorgeous : ) What a great job !

  2. God, I wish I'd known about this a week ago!

    Every year we take a family photo and it becomes our Christmas card.

    This year, I decided to print the photo with MERRY CHRISTMAS 2010 etc on it, then paste that to a red card, and then print an insert. But all the printing, guillotining and pasting is DRIVING ME INSANE! It's been so time consuming.

    I also write a newsletter, which is not too bad. But next year - I'm SO doing this. Your cards look great and for 10c each? Pffft! Brilliant!


Hi thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. It is nice to know someone is listening.


Related Posts with Thumbnails