Fun Friday: Make-Your-Own Christmas Photo Cards

Third Friday of the Month:  Hobbies / Arts & Recreation

It's that time of the year when we prepare for the coming holiday season with our gift lists, home decorating ideas, sumptuous party food recipes, and planning fun family get-togethers.  This season also inspires us to get in touch with friends and loved ones from across the miles and have something that we can send them to express our love and share the holiday cheer. I do this with photo cards and gift tags.

For several years now, I've been making Holiday photo cards to send to family and friend as postcards or via email (a.k.a. E-cards or electronic cards).  It's just like scrapbooking, but you're only making one card at a time and not a whole album! :-)

This was our 2009 Holiday E-Card with wacky poses from the kids
I really enjoy browsing through different sites with free templates and wonderful design inspirations. 

After choosing a nice photo of your family, you can layer in the photo as instructed from the site or manipulate your layout through Photoshop. I am now sharing these sites so you too can make your own cards to enjoy and share this coming yuletide season. If you don't want to make one, you can simply order them online!

Here are my favorite resource sites for creative, contemporary and cute card designs.

A treasure trove of original concepts with tutorials and friendly advise and tips!

Wide choices for any occasion with contemporary designs

Aside from cards, you can also make your own personalized slideshow for sharing

You can't go wrong with Hallmark cards!

Happy card-making! :)

For personal use only. Not to be reproduced for commercial purposes.
Some designs may have copyrights and would require proper attribution to source. 

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