Time baking cookies, shopping for the best deal, and attending drunken parties sweeps you away, and before you know it – AHHHH! – it is the week before Christmas and you don’t even have an idea for a card!
(Can you tell that this is exactly what happened to me?)
Don’t let that worry you one bit! I’ll give you a way to produce your Christmas cards within just a few hours — stamped, addressed, and sent off!
STEP 1: Choose two photos you want to show off.
STEP 3: Type a greeting on the cards. Here are some ideas:
-Picture 1: “We wish you a Merry Christmas…”
–Picture 2: “…and a happy New Year!” (put your family name and the year at the bottom)
–Picture 1: “Let it snow!”
–Picture 2: Put your family name and the year
–Picture 1: “Thinking of you this season…”
–Picture 2: “…and wishing you a very happy New Year.” (family name and year at the bottom)
–Picture 1: “May your days be merry…”
–Picture 2: “…and bright.” (family name and year at the bottom)
STEP 4: Send your prints off to a 1-hour photo place or print them yourself.
WARNING! The key to this step is to send it to a store IN your town/city. I sent 100 photos to a Walmart in California (where I used to live)… TWICE!! They don’t give refunds for mommy brain!
STEP 5: Put Photo 1 and Photo 2 back-to-back so the pictures are facing outward.
-Option 1: Sew your photos together. If you are even barely proficient at using a sewing machine, this will take you no time at all! You can make it any stitch you’d like, and you can even punch a few holes in it after sewing so you can tie on some ribbon or yarn to add extra flare.
-Option 2: Skip sewing and just punch a few holes in your picture. Use yarn or ribbon to tie little knots to keep the photos together or weave them through however you’d like, tying a bow/knot at the end. You can see an example of weaving it through a couple pictures above.
It’s THAT easy! I’m telling you, this was a genius idea! If you just set aside the short amount of time it takes to finish, you will get these done in time for the big day! If not, make them New Year’s cards! 🙂
- Cool Christmas Card (passionateaboutpages.wordpress.com)
- Greeting Cards With a Homemade Touch (crafts.answers.com)