So, every year, Christmas cards are a big thing here. I think up a concept...take pictures to match the concept...put it all together. Some years, I feel pretty successful in this effort:
Some years, not so much.
This year, December got more than a little away from me. I have a full-time job that frequently gets in the way of doing other things I'd like to do, but this holiday season it happened more than most. So, this year, I had to resort to a New Year's card.
This is not exactly unprecedented:
Anyway, sometime after Christmas, I started thinking about what I should do. I liked the idea of doing an Instagram inspired card, like this cool one on Pinterest. But that seemed like more than I could manage to pull off.
Then, Cathy Zielske came to my rescue:
Decided to do a picture of the whole family this year.
Followed Cathy's step-by-step directions to place the photo in and recolor the camera. It's been a while since I played with Photoshop and I was more than a little rusty.
So, I had the cute picture, but I still needed something to mount it on. I was planning a trip to Michael's for some plain cards, but then I started looking around at Target and found a notecard set I thought might work:
Easiest cards ever. Here was my favorite:
I did add text to the inside by just creating a word document and running the cards through my printer. I include a greeting and a little blurb about each of us and what we've been up to over the past year.