Friday, December 19, 2008

Froogie Boogie: This years Christmas cards

One of our biggest and most anticipated Holiday traditions is creating a Christmas card every year that is a unique expression of who we are as a family. Some cards have cost us more than others, but I try to be aware of where I can cut corners and save as much as possible.

My husband and I always have a great time working together as a team on these cards. This year I took the photos and we collaborated on the design and editing.

Inside we had a family photo attached with double sided tape and a simple message and scripture verse.

We used wink flash for our cards because they were having a 40% off sale making them 89 cents or less. This sale is still going on so even though it is too late to order Christmas cards you could use this offer for thank you cards. Just use the coupon code GREATCARD08.

I also ordered our family photos from Costco, which is inexpensive and good quality. I put 2 photos per 4x6 and sliced them in half making them less than 7 cents a piece.

Lastly, the converse shoes I am wearing in the photo were borrowed from a friend of mine. I contemplated purchasing my own, but I just didn't need another pair of casual shoes, so I saved $40.00 there. A couple years ago we did cards decked out in fun winter layers.

Many of these items, including the jacket, hat, and boots, were all borrowed from friends. Your choice of clothing can be a big part of your Christmas photos, but that doesn't mean you have to run out and buy a bunch of stuff strictly for the photo op. Most models don't get to keep their clothing.

From my family to yours, have a fun, festive, and frugal Christmas!

1 comment:

Chuck & Chels said...

we got our card in the mail the other day!! you just ooze creativity. i love it!! it's my favorite card of the season. thanks for including us :) hope you guys have a marvelous time in Kentucky!