Were you all here for this post? I talked a LOT about how to take your own family pictures for your Christmas card. I also said I’d show you the end result once I got it all finished.
It’s finished. It feels kind of good to be ahead of the game right now. Let’s see how fast I can get them in the mail.
I showed you this card from Minted.com that sparked my interest.
I don’t love everything about this card, but it got me thinking. I am liking the gold foil trends popping up all over Christmas card outlets. BUT, I don’t enjoy the cost that comes with them. For this specific card, I can purchase 50 of them for $121. That’s $2.42 a card. I have never purchased anything from Minted.com, but I hear they run sales a lot (so you may be able to get it for less). If you are looking for convenience, this is a great route to go!
For someone like me who enjoys being a bit creative, I went a different route.
We took our own family pictures in the comfort and warmth of our living room. Then using Photoshop Elements, I created a collage of images from our photoshoot. I wasn’t sure exactly how they would look once they were printed off. Today I headed to our local print shop, and I printed off four different versions.
At our print shop, I can print two 5×7 cards on one page for $.50. That means I am paying $.25 per card. As I mentioned above, I like the gold foil I see popping up everywhere. I found this gold Martha Stewart paint on Amazon.com.
A gold sharpie may do the trick, but the paint adds just a bit of dimension that a sharpie may not offer.
If you are looking for a creative way to add some gold to your homemade cards, you may want to give it a try!