Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Autumn Asks: Christmas Cards, Christmas Newsletter or both?

Yep. Both.

I love cards and I love doing newsletters. So, since I no longer do the monthly newsletter for an adoption group, I get my fix at Christmas. Each kid gets their own section for news. Songbird writes her own and some day Mighty Mouse will also.

Now, on to the cards. Usually they are done Thanksgiving weekend and mailed out the first week of December. This year I haven't even started since we were out of town. I know what I'm doing tomorrow.

I have a friend that does photo cards. I will post info here and her website for you to check out. She designs great cards! Click on over to her site and take a look.

Custom Designed Christmas Cards--It's not too late!

It's not too late to order....but almost!

Creative Blank is designing custom-created Christmas cards (invitations, shower announcements,etc) for your family! It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Email me your family photo.
2. Receive up to four custom-designed proofs for your choosing.
3. Upload the proof to your favorite photo finishing service and voila!

What a great item to cross off of your "to do" list!
My design fee is $18 and includes any minor photo re-touching (blemish removal, color boost, black & white conversion, etc.) Attached is a more comprehensive information sheet.
Please check out my blogsite for samples of my work:
Happy Holidays!
Angela Beeler

I've seen the end product and they are nice. Too bad I already have all my stuff for this year (which is nothing more than store bought cards -- not one of the cool kids for sure!). Sure wish I had Angela's talent and could design cards like that!

How about you? Cards or letters? Are they already done and mailed? Photo cards or store bought? (I'm allergic to being on the other side of a camera lens so photo cards are probably not in my future.)


  1. Angela did our cards! But I have yet to print them or obviously put them in the mail!

  2. I love christmas cards that are photos. I always cut out the photo, and put it in frames on my fridge for the entire next year.
    P.S.- You should really consider taking a family photo- I promise you will not break out in hives just from being on the other side of the camera!

  3. I was going to send Christmas photo cards, but I just don't know if I'm going to make it a priority this year. I guess I should decide within the next couple of days!

    That is so neat that your children help/will help with the family newsletter!

  4. I do both, but I'm starting to feel pressured to put out amusing Christmas letters every year. I've written some funny ones over the last couple of years, and now people have come to expect them. I'm running out of ideas!

  5. Great post! I would really like to start doing an annual newsletter because to be honest, I actually like reading the ones I receive!

    I just wanted to let you know that I addressed a question you had asked on my blog a couple of weeks ago in my post today (about trying to stick to organizational systems when other family members make it hard). You can visit the post here:

    Have a great weekend!