Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you know what that means. (Well, you do if you’re a Christmas card procrastinator like me) It means another chance to send the family “Christmas card” that never got sent at Christmas time. And since you really can’t send the old Christmas card – well, I guess you actually could…but here’s a better idea:
One of my favorite things about all 3 of these ideas is that we didn’t need to use a family picture. Anyone with little kids knows the struggle of putting together a family photo shoot. Add to that some holiday stress and you often get some super grumpy family photos. This way, you can use the best shots of everyone and take the photos at different times, if necessary, so that the kids are in a good mood.
A while back we actually did send out Valentine’s cards. Here’s what they looked like:
For this one we just used crayon on plain paper and I snapped photos of everyone with their letter / symbol. I got some digital scrapbook paper and “collaged” our Valentine message to our family and friends using Photoshop.
This next one was a Christmas card (that didn’t get sent – unfortunately):
I just cut some corrugated glitter card stock into strips and stapled them to make the letters. Then I used Picasa‘s collage tool to put it together. Super easy!
And this last one was the New Year’s card I made when I didn’t get the Christmas card (above) out in time:
I did this one a little bit different than the Christmas card above. I had the kids just hold pieces of glitter card stock while I took their photos, then I stuck it into Picasa and added the letters and made the collage.
So, see, it’s still not too late for “Christmas” cards. 😉