This is what I know this week in regards to Christmas…. 86 Days today and Counting!
This week I know its time to think about Christmas Cards! I like to start collating my list of family and friends who we will be sending Christmas Cards too as I like to get our cards that are going overseas posted by mid November, as its around this time of the year that it can take a couple of weeks for the mail to arrive and I love knowing that they are getting our Christmas Card before Christmas and not afterwards!
As I showed you last week, we go with a personalised photo Christmas Card with our children on them which was a huge hit! My MIL still has her on her sideboard and loves showing it to her friends! Its a great conversation starter as well!
I created this card myself in Photoshop using All Thats Timeless by Traci Reed and Meghan Mullens (retired) and then I loaded it up to Snapfish when they had one of their sales on, so it only cost me under $100 for 250 cards to be printed and posted to me! A great cost effective gift for distant family who you might not see at Christmas time!
I wanted to share with you some great scrapbooking designers who have created Christmas Card templates so that all you have to do is download them and pop your Christmas photo into them!! (All images are linked to stores, where you can purchase them!)
Being an amazing photographer herself, Gina Miller knows exactly what her clients are after when she created these Christmas Card pack last year, with bright and funky as well as traditional cards, they are easy to use and will get a lot of comments from family and friends.
Black and White photos always look stunning visually and teamed with a Christmas Card will make for a stunningly modern Christmas Card this year.
Shabby Princess is the Queen of shabby chic and these two packs of Christmas Cards are no different! From traditional colours to modern colours, these packs cover them all!
What I love about the range of Christmas Cards that Dani of Designs by Dani creates are that they cater to everyone! From the modern, to quirky to the traditionally classic cards, there is something perfect for everyone! Popular year after year you cant go wrong with a card from these sets.
So now that you have chosen a design, now its time to make that list, of everyone who you would like to send a Christmas Card to! I’ve made it easier for you (I’m all about making Christmas easier for everyone!) and created you this nice Christmas Card list (in pdf format) that you can download and use
I know that making a list of everyone you want to send cards to can be a daunting feeling, so even if you break it down into catergories like Family, Friends, Work Colleagues, Online Friends, School Friends etc.
Then after you make your list, its time to start contacting them all to make sure that your address book is up to date! The last thing you want to do it post one of your cards and they don’t receive it! Thats the best thing about social media with Twitter and Facebook, its so easy to get in contact with people to get their details!
I know that by the end of October I like to know that my address book is correct so that once my cards arrive early November, I just have to sit down and write them all over the period of a couple of nights and they will all arrive to our loved ones.
Another tradition that you could start is by doing a Christmas letter, just a A4 page telling family and friends the accomplishments and highlights of the past year.
Do you send Christmas Cards?
Is a personalised card something you would like to do this year?!
I’m linking up this week with Shae from Yay! For Home