Do you mail out Christmas cards every year? It's a treasured tradition of mine. Not only do I send them via snail mail, but I'm one of those old-fashioned people who loves to hand-write a personalized message to each family, so my cards are always open-able with a front, middle and back, as opposed to the more common "postcard" option. Before I had 3 kids, I'd actually hand-make the cards too. Much has changed since the addition of our third sweet baby, but I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
Now I'm drawn to simple yet personal cards that of course include a recent family photo. When I receive holiday cards from friends and loved ones, I love a good family picture that shows how the kids have grown and changed over the past year...especially since we don't see them on a regular basis.
With a brood of kids that keep me constantly hopping, I don't have loads of extra time to spend making a card. So this year, I opted to simply edit a family photo in PicMonkey and print it off as a press card. I sincerely thanked myself for doing so, because it was almost effortless, and yet the results were pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.
What do you think?
Oh how I love my little family.
Do you have a photo that you would love to personalize/winterize and send out as a holiday card?
For our Christmas card this year, I chose to use a Winter theme with "Flakery" add-ins and a snowflake frame.
Here's how to replicate the simple process for your own holiday card.
Pic Monkey and click on "Edit a Photo" at the top. Choose a photo from your computer that you'd like to edit. Now click the Snowflake icon at the bottom of the list on the left hand side (with the "New" orange banner). Click "Winterland" and then "Flakery" under "Overlays". Now choose a snowflake design and position it where you'd like on the photo. You can re-size the flakes by pulling the double-sided arrow up and down when the snowflake is selected. Now you're ready for the frame!
Now add in your text by clicking on the "Tt" icon on the left and selecting a font. Change the size and color to fit your card. If you're planning on printing this as a press card, you'll want to position your text so it's far enough away from the borders, so it won't be cut off in the printing process.
You're done! It really only takes a matter of minutes to turn a photo into a fun holiday greeting card that can be printed and sent to friends and loved ones. Just be sure to leave yourself enough time to receive the order, fill out the cards, and send them back out.
I received a package with my high-quality, gorgeous press cards from Artsy Couture just a few days ago. Love them!
Happy Holidays! Isn't this a fun time of year?
Disclosure: I am a PicMonkey affiliate, but was not compensated for this post. I was given free product for review from Artsy Couture.