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Holiday Cards

Happy Wednesday.

How is the weather in your neck of the woods?  Super windy here.  Which – since my neck of the woods has lots of big tress – means power outages.  It was on and off most of the day, making many things a bit frustrating.  But, I guess being forced to slow down is a good thing, huh? 

I have received a lot of questions about my holiday cards.  Yep, I have done them and most are in the mail and on their way.  I send quite a few (150+).  Why?  I think receiving cards is a great feeling, so sending them is even better.  I will share my holiday card a bit later (want friends and family to get them first), but in the meantime, here is a peek at the pile before heading to the post office.  (Bad photo – taken with my iPhone.)

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But more on mine later…

Here is a photo card I created for Ken's sweet cousin in Austin.  She had a ton of amazing photos from Dunlap Portrait, so creating the card was fast and easy.  All she has to do is get this printed at 5×7 and mat them with cardstock with a finished look.  I also think a touch of glitter pen on the flourishes would be nice, too.

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Simple, simple, simple.  Oh, and for a fun added touch?  I always like to get photo stamps printed at stamps.com.

Have a great night.  Stay warm.


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44 thoughts on “Holiday Cards”

  1. Jennifer

    Great photos on the beach. Ken’s cousin has a
    great idea using the beach for Christmas photos.

    Great job! Stay warm with cold winds.

    Sandi N.

  2. Your family is so lucky to have you helping them with their cards~BEAUTIFUL!
    That is an impressive stack of Holiday Mailbox Cheer you sent out! (Can’t wait to get a peek after your friends and family do!)

  3. What gorgeous pictures on the beach…makes me wish for summer all over again! Frankenmuth is near my neck-of-the-woods…love going there at Christmas time! If you haven’t been, you have to go; it’s a lot of fun!

    PAM

  4. Oh yeah, really cold here too. And windy. If fact the snow was going sideways, instead of down. Power outages? Those usually speed things up here. My husband’s an electrician, so when the lights go out, he’s usually hopping.

    I’m looking forward to seeing your cards, and wishing I had mine done. Something simple this year I think.

  5. It was funny to see a Frankenmuth address on top of the stack. I got married there once upon a time. Thanks for the trip down ‘memory lane’ πŸ™‚

  6. Beautiful photo card! And such greta pictures! I look forward to seeing your Christmas card your sending out! Our weather here is FREEZING! All of a sudden minus 26 C no idea what that is in farenhight but basically your worst nightmare :> It got that cold in a week, at the end of Nov I didn’t need gloves! And there is hardly any snow, it’s so werid to be so cold with not much snow!

  7. I can’t believe you have finished 150 cards and mailed them, oh I feel like a slacker trying to finish 50 and get them mailed.You always just amaze me sweetie!

  8. It’s horrible weather here. It has been raining so much the last few day’s. I’m totally fed up with it. I want cold weather, freezing weather and maybe a bit of snow.
    I already bought my stamps for the Christmas cards. I haven’t made many cards this year so a few shop bought ones will have to do too.
    Love the foto collage. Gorgeous photo’s.
    Did you already listen to Susan Boyle’s CD. It’s absolutely wonderful and I’m so glad for her that her dream came true, she has such an amazing voice, my husband loves the CD too.
    Eveline.

  9. Wow, Jennifer, how do you find the time??? I’m guessing you are a night owl and wish I was. I can function much better in the morning than at night. Love the photo card – too cute! Have a happy day!!!

  10. What a beautiful family Ken’s cousin has! The card you made for them is so great!
    Winter arrived here in Minnesota on Tuesday with a BANG!! We got 10 inches of snow where I live (1/2 hour south of Minneapolis). Then the wind was 30 mph which made driving almost impossible! The older I get the scarier it is to drive in this stuff!!! I think my hubby and I are just about ready to move to ….. oh, I don’t know…. Hawaii maybe?! Ha! Anywhere with warm temps, sunshine and a beach would be fine with me!! Stay warm, Jennifer

  11. What a beautiful family Ken’s cousin has! The card you made for them is so great!
    Winter arrived here in Minnesota on Tuesday with a BANG!! We got 10 inches of snow where I live (1/2 hour south of Minneapolis). Then the wind was 30 mph which made driving almost impossible! The older I get the scarier it is to drive in this stuff!!! I think my hubby and I are just about ready to move to ….. oh, I don’t know…. Hawaii maybe?! Ha! Anywhere with warm temps, sunshine and a beach would be fine with me!! Stay warm, Jennifer

  12. Beautiful!! I can’t wait to see what your Christmas Cards look like! I love your blog and I truly enjoy turning on my computer at work and opening up your blog. Brings a smile to my face! Your creativity is amazing and you have truly been blessed!:-) Thanks for sharing your world with all of us online blog buddies!:-)

  13. Love the photo card! You asked how the weather was so her goes—nasty! (Calgary,Alberta) Freezing cold with snow, snow, and more snow! My daughter turned 4 last Saturday but we had to post-pone her party a week due to terrible weather because no one could make it out. However I just heard that this Saturday is supposed to be even worse with a high of only -25C and horrible wind chills and more snow. I’m looking forward to staying in today only running out to pick up my son from Kindergarten. And through it all, I am thanking God for a warm house and running van!

  14. Great photo card for the cousin! 150 cards is just amazing! I created 33 cards and was exhausted with all of the stamping, embossing, die-cutting and glueing. The rest of the 40 cards that I sent out were Costco photo cards. :Z Next year (if I make my cards again), I will keep it much simpler. Will you share your card with us later?

  15. What a fun card. We’re freezing here in Utah, and that card warmed me up inside seeing the sun and the sand. The family is adorable as well. Nice job! Stay warm and good luck with the power. It’s always nice to snuggle with the kids during outages. I love it!!
    Angie

  16. beautiful card. πŸ™‚ and you’re so good with the christmas cards~ i still have to write mine… actually, i still have to finish making them..

  17. Well, I feel better that someone else sends a LOT of cards at Christmas……I used to send almost 200 a year, but that has dropped to about 164 now. But it’s once a year, so why not? It used to be my one communication with many of the people on the list, but with the advent of Facebook, I keep in touch with a good many of them throughout the year now. I love your blog, enjoy your creativity……..have a wonderful, fun, safe, and blessed Christmas!

  18. 150! And I thought I was doing a pretty mammoth effort with 50. The postage alone is more than I spend on making the cards! Love this photo card- gorgeous and the beach photos would be perfect for our summery Christmases here.

  19. 150 cards! Amazing Jennifer! I made 41 Christmas cards for the first time. It took a month and was fun to do. Minnesota is very cold with 7-8″ snow in the Twin Cities. Feel lucky compared to Wisconsin. Two Peas reported 17″ of snow out of the same storm!

  20. WOW…150+ cards?!?! I admire you for that…seriously!!! I am slowly, but surely working on getting ours in the mail for this year. As for the weather, it has definately been an unusual winter here in the south…we have been known for having to drag out the shorts and t-shirts for Christmas dinner in the past, but if Mother Nature keeps it like this, we will be pulling out more coats πŸ™‚ Life is good!!!

  21. Great card..beautiful family… I’d be somewhat concerned about using the photo stamp and a home address together…crazy world out there… it’s a great idea tho.

  22. goodness… 150 cards!!! are you doing all the same card or different design on each one.. I’ve made about 20… each is different and it was a hard work but fun.. can’t imagine making 150 cards!!! WOW!!!

    and the photos are just so beautiful! LOVE them!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  23. I still have to do my cards. Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. πŸ˜›

    I miss the beach – great collection of pictures.

  24. My pile of letters is a bit smaller – something around 45 – 50 this year… πŸ˜‰ So yours is much more impressive! This collage is gorgeous, congrats to you!

  25. Can’t wait to see your cards Jennifer…I bet they are Wonderful!!
    I’m lacking in the Christmas card department this year…but did get 8 cqards finished and ready to go out to you for the kids…..
    Hugs,
    Kelly

  26. WOW! 150+ cards is amazing! I have not started on mine just yet. I don’t have quite that many…but I will get them done and out this weekend. LOVE to pics TFS

  27. Wow – 150 is a good number of cards!
    And I know what that means…I just finished 150 custom cards last week for a local retail store’s customers.

    πŸ™‚

    Wishes of happy heart of card making.
    Lya

  28. Wow–I’m so impressed–150 cards! That’s amazing. I will probably be rethinking how I do Christmas cards next year…still want them to be handmade of course but I need a new system I think. I’ll be eager to hear more about yours!
    Thanks for sharing!

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