Sunday, December 13, 2015
A Gift a Day Gift Thirty-Two: Photo Cards
I printed off the pictures of the kids myself. I always buy the photo CD from the school picture taking people and print off the photos myself so I can control the size and number of photos I get. Only downside is you only get one background to choose from, but I still think it's worth it for 15.00 per disc.
I printed off enough pictures for the grandparents and put them in different cards I had. The ones I made for my mother and father-in-law are seen above. I bought a bunch of "print it yourself" cards at a yard sale one year for .50 (for packs of 50 cards) and these cards were one of the various styles. They had a spot in the front to put your child's picture and I thought they were really pretty Christmas cards.
So, I printed off a picture of each kiddo and put them in the photo holder spot on the cards. This way if my in-laws want to frame the photos they'll have a nice Christmas themed mat that they can just cut down to the size of their photo frame.
The cards that were going across country, however, I put those photos in regular nice and thick Christmas cards so that the at-home printed photos will survive the trip without getting beat up and scratched. I figure my mom and step mom would appreciate the extra step for protection vs. hopefully getting really cute cards in the mail.
Total Cost of Gift: I'm not really sure as I'm still working on the starter cartridges for my printer, but I'll estimate about .15 per card or so.
Total Time to Make Gift: About an hour to get the sizes set right, get things cut out and envelopes addressed, etc.