Thursday, October 14, 2010

Personalized Holiday Cards

I have to admit that in the past few years I've been TERRIBLE with sending Christmas cards, birthday cards, any holiday cards.  You name it and I haven't sent it.

When I think about personalized cards, it's really easy for me to get way complicated with a design:  handmade, with lots of froo froo and sparkles. Then I get overwhelmed and decide to not even bother with it.

But personalized can actually mean something as easy as:
1. Adding a photo of the kids, cats, dogs, yourself, whatever.
2. A hand-written note to the recipient, even just a few words jotted down in your own actual chicken scratch handwriting.  Shows you care!
3. Have the kids draw a picture or illustration and turn that into a card. You can either use it as it is, or copy and size it onto cardstock  and fold to make a card.  This would work great for ANY holiday.  I've also used my kids own drawings for thank-you notes.  Grandparents especially love these, of course.
4. Instead of a regular folded and sealed in an envelope, send a postcard!  Design it on the computer and print onto sturdy cardstock and trim to a standard postcard size to use the postcard postage.
5. Get the whole family involved!  Have each family member contribute SOMETHING to the card; maybe design an element, create a poem for the inside, choose the font, pick out the perfect photo, and whatever it is that they've contributed, they'll get the satisfaction of knowing that a friend or family member will receive and enjoy that card.

I headed on over to Purple Trail to see what it was all about.  On the top of the website there are three steps to making your own personalized card: 
1. Pick a design   2. Customize your design   3. Order, Print, or E-mail.  It's as easy as 1-2-3. 

Plus, they are offering, For a limited time,

FREE shipping on all Holiday Cards prints! 

Holy cow, I might have to send some cards this year.  I know I've put it in writing here, so I guess I've got to give it the ol' college try.

Visit Purple Trail's website and design your own card.  Give it a whirl.  They make it a cinch!

The Mom Bloggers Club is giving away $100 gift code to Purple Trail for Personalized Holiday Cards.  How cool would that be to win?

Find the contest information right here!

1 comment:

Susan said...

I am holding my breath, waiting for my beautiful card. BTW, I did love the pics you put in Emily's bday card.

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