The next couple of days will pass in a whirlwind! I'm sitting here drinking coffee and watching the Today show but know I need to get moving.
I wanted to share my Christmas card for this year. I used to handmade paper cards and still do a few of those each year but several years back I started doing photo cards. I design my own on a blank 6 x 7 1/2 inch canvas and then upload the jpeg file to Costco to get them printed out. I love getting cards with photos (and loving how my friend's families change over the years) so like doing the same.
This year I used an idea I had seen on Pinterest (as I've said....the GREATEST source for recipes, craft ideas, paper crafting ideas, crochet, DIY home projects, style, etc....). Anyway, I loved the idea of the highlights of the year instead of a lengthy Christmas letter (let's face it...those letters with every detail in one's life have become er, uh...dull....although maybe you disagree). Now, my friend Donna does a booklet with tons of pictures of her family (it's 8 pages and stapled like a booklet) and has dozens of pictures of her family with funny little captions and I LOVE it and look forward to it each year...although perhaps the most fun part about it is hearing her complain about doing it each year! (HAHA, Donna!) Most of the time...this is awful...but when I get the big Christmas letter I visually scan it and then put it in a pile with the others with the intention of rereading it at some point...and often never get around to it! :) I'm bad...
Don't get me wrong...I do enjoy getting the letters...but I don't always READ them closely if they are page after page after page... What about you?
So here is my card:
I liked the idea of the highlights and my make this my annual card from now on...with just minor changes in design.
I actually came across the card I did last year so will throw that one in here for good measure...
But with last year's I included the 12 page letter!!! :) Be happy I went to the highlights card this year!
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
It's time to finish up those last minute details and make my list for our big meal....
And lastly...Happy Crafting!