With these great photos in hand, what could I do except get Photo Christmas Cards printed this year. In 40 years, this is the first time I've done this. Sure, I've included photos in our cards before, but this is the first time that we've had professionally printed photo cards. I think I always felt that it was out of our budget. But, I love receiving photo cards from family and friends and seeing that everyone else and their children are growing just as old as we are! HaHa! It does seem to be the trend of late to send photo cards rather than just regular folded cute Christmas cards. So, this year I took the plunge and it didn't turn out to be nearly as expensive as I thought it was going to be!
Of course, you don't have to have a professional photo done to use it to make a Photo Card, so many of the cards are just creative selfie snapshots! Digital photography certainly helps to keep the costs lower because you can just snap a photo, download it and send it to the printer that you will be using. Then, you just choose the design you want and the process is easy as pie.
Speaking of pie, it is almost Thanksgiving and there are some good deals out there right now for ordering photo cards, so you need to hurry and take advantage of them! Everyone knows that the weekend of Thanksgiving is the best time to send out your Christmas Cards because after that, the chances of them making it into the mail before the New Year is low. (I may or may not be speaking from experience). Anyway, here is a list of places that I have found that I have either used for other projects or one of my kids has used them. There are links to special deals and lots of choices of designs!
Costco Lindsey just let me know about the great deal Costco is for printing Photo Cards! They offer 50 Photo Cards for $13.99 and include gold foil lined envelopes. They also have 20% off of foil embossed cards. Lindsey said that last year they gave her a small photo calendar for free when she ordered cards. I don't know if that is an offer this year, but it sounds cool! Also, you can order your cards one day and then pick them up the next! Or, you may choose delivery within 5-7 days. They also offer photo gifts and one gift that they offer is a plush photo blanket! Wouldn't that be cute with a picture of a pet or a beautiful landscape?