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!