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Homemade Christmas Cards

December 6th, 2009 at 04:20 pm

Just before my Dad passed, he gave me his camera. A Canon Digital Rebel XS.

Its been a long time since we've taken family pictures. We had formal family pics done in 2001, 2004, 2005, none in 2006, we had a renewal of vows pic in 2007, none in 2008... but this year, I wanted to be different but not spend an arm and a leg.

I also wanted to send Christmas cards this year. I never really saw a point in them - nobody actually keeps those things do they? But for some reason this year I look at it as an opportunity to show the ones we love that we are thinking of them & wishing them well.

So I bought the kids red, white, and black turtlenecks from Target. DH had his white dress shirt & I had a red silk blouse with a black cardigan.

Used Dad's camera, posed in front of the tree and we got some wonderful pictures.

Uploaded the pics to a photo website where I was able to create my own Christmas cards and voila... for about $60 (kids' clothes was about $30 and cost of the stationary was $30) - I had family pictures AND Christmas cards.

Considering that whenever I used to go to the PicturePeople I would spend around $200... that is a HUGE improvement without having to skimp on a family portrait.

2 Responses to “Homemade Christmas Cards”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    That is a great digital camera line. Some use it professionally with great results.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I think family photos are a great holiday idea, especially if you take a little effort to pose and dress nicely as you did. Aside from my school days, I don't ever remember anyone in my family posing for a family photo. It's too bad, becus it's a nice way to chronicle the passage of time.

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