Family Christmas Card

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The lights are up, tree is decorated, the smell of cookies baking in the oven.... I love this time of year. The boys are getting so excited and they've really good the last few days because they know the "Big Guy" is watching!

I'm not proud to admit that I don't always send Christmas cards. I know, I know.... I love cards, I make them all the time.... why oh why can't I seem to get them in the mail to send Christmas greetings to our family and friends? It's a mystery to me, but because of my years of neglect in this area, I am especially proud that I am on it this year. Now, I did streamline the process a bit... it's actually just a postcard or card front and there isn't a lick of stamping on it, but I'm proud nonetheless. To further help myself along, I skipped the stress of trying to get a good family picture of all four of us together.... someone's always blinking, looking elsewhere or just giving the cheesiest smile, so instead, I did a "filmstrip" look for our individual pictures. I created the text on the computer and added a little Christmas paper. The snowflake and faux stitching brings it all together and tada.... there you have it!

Did you hand-make your cards this year or send store-bought? Or did you just skip it all together? Either way, I hope you're in the holiday spirit.... Enjoy!

10 comments

Becky said...

What a wonderful idea, this is lovely.

Vicki said...

Amber, these are awesome! What a wonderful greeting to send! Blessings to you!

Gina said...

Love the filmstrip idea for your photos.

Rita said...

Great photos and what a neat idea to use the filmstrip concept! rita w

Payne Holler Cards said...

what a wonderful idea - and time saver - and its adorable!!! TFS

Nancy said...

I love the look of the two rounded corners opposite each other. Very fun!

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is a great idea! I will definitely have to keep it in mind for next year!

Dotty Jo said...

This is adorable Amber! I love cards with pictures and this one is a beauty. I've gone with a rather crazy look for my hubby's card this year... hope he likes it! Jo x http://dottypuddingdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/all-i-want-for-christmas-is.html

Crafty Creations said...

Terrific!!!

Cheryl said...

Very nice. I like the clean style of this card and the post below it.