This year I used Stampin' Up's Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Kit for our Christmas cards. Order these cards NOW, and then read my story below! They are a great deal and are only on sale until January 5th or until supplies last. At this price, they won't last long, so ORDER YOURS TODAY and put them in a safe place for next year.
Each kit is marked down from $14.95 to $5.99 and includes materials for 12 holiday photo cards. The pre-printed cards have die-cut photo notches, note cards for a handwritten or printed message, and closure stickers. The finished card size: 5" x 7". The card folds closed to create its own envelope. The note cards say "2013" on them, but don't despair! I will show you how I easily disguised the date and made the note card look even cuter!
I really need to make my family Christmas cards in July. Once fall arrives, I have NO TIME to make cards for anyone other than eWillow.com clients. For that, I am very grateful. However, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I mailed store-bought Christmas cards. NEVER EVER would I or could I do that.
This year was especially hectic because of our trip to NJ for Thanksgiving. (Read more about that and see decorations HERE.) Luckily, we had a photographer at the Thanksgiving party to snap candid photos of the day's events. As luck would have it, the fire hall had a lovely red wooden shed that looks just like a barn. Since the four of us were together, we grabbed the photographer and sneaked out for a family photo. Sometimes all of the stars align and we get a great photo. Luckily, that happened this year!
Not only was I thrilled that we were able to get a great photo, but I was even more thrilled when I took a look at Stampin' Up's year-end close-out clearance blitz and found the PERFECT pre-made Christmas cards. The color scheme of the cards coincidentally matched our Christmas photo perfectly. I love when things like that happen.
Just slip your 4 x 6 vertical photo into the pre-cut photo corners. Fold the card and it becomes its own envelope.
It doesn't matter that the note card says Best of 2013. Just cover it up with matching washi tape! I used the included envelope seals on top of the washi tape for double-coverage.
Since I used the envelope seals as part of the note card, I purchased labels that were really heavy-duty to seal the envelopes. We mail several cards to Canada each year, and I wanted to be sure that the cards were tightly sealed.
If you purchase these cards now, you can plan your outfits, location, and photo orientation for you 2015 Christmas card. Or hire eWillow.com to make your cards for you! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org !!
Happy New Year!!