Saturday, December 13, 2008

Our Christmas Card...

So... every year I write a Christmas letter that summarizes our year... I digitally add some photos... and I insert the letter into special Christmas cards. I LOVE our Christmas letters! I have them all saved and enjoy going back and reading what we did in 2001 or in 1995... or last year! But, for years I have wanted to make my own cards... a hand designed card that includes pictures and letter all in one. To be honest, although the thought to create handmade cards was enticing, the thought of making about 80 cards during the busiest time of the year almost gave me a heart attack!!! So I made a compromise...

I designed one original card and took it to my FAVORITE printer in town, Printing Solutions. After some discussion, it turns out I actually designed the card just right to have it printed, double sided, on beautiful gloss coated cardstock!!! And the copies look AWESOME! So, I might have made a compromise, but I just LOVE the final cards! Here are a few sneak peaks...
And if you live in the San Diego area, a quick little plug for Printing Solutions. I have been taking my 12 x 12 layouts to them for the past few years because getting good quality copies at that size is VERY difficult and expensive. Their prices are AMAZING, they do an incredible job and they are soooooo nice! They even have a note posted on the wall by the printer with my copy specifics so anyone in the office can do it for me! :-)

Yes, Dad, I am getting the cards in the mail this weekend! You will have yours shortly. I hope our Aussie friends get them before Christmas, but I am afraid I have waited a bit too long... have a GREAT weekend, everyone!!

4 comments:

Tricia said...

You are amazing Tracey! I would never have even thought of that. It's really cool!

AzKisses73 said...

That is awesome. They turned out great. I would have never thought of that.

Eileen said...

You're unbelievable! I can't wait to see this....(I'm getting one, aren't I?). I so look forward to your letters!!

Pamela Ann said...

eautiful card!!