I’m starting to see Christmas stuff pop up all over. The radio is already playing Jiggle Bell Rock and stores are advertising black Friday specials and sending out their toy catalogs (in which every toy has been circled with a bright red marker by my two kiddos.)
I’m not sure if I’m ever ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving actually gets here but I am getting a jump on my Christmas cards this year. How about you?
If you are in need of a little boost, I’ve made a bunch of Christmas card templates in 3 sizes for you at my shop.
I’ll admit that I do not like to spend oodles of money on my photocards so I tend to go with the 4×6 size. It’s hard to beat a price of .12 to .15 cents a print. I make sure to always choose a matte finish to avoid fingerprints. In the past, I have mounted my card on card stock. I like the look of the border and it makes it feel less cheep and flimsy. The only other thing you have to consider is an envelope. I have found that it is very difficult to find the right size so make sure you have your envelopes planned out before you commit to a 4×6 size.
Here is my card that I made with the above template pack. Credits are at flickr.
Next I have a 5×7 pack of photocards. I think this size is much nicer and fancier feeling but you’ll pay a bit more. I’ve used Winkflash in the past and if you use their blank photocard option, they’ll send them with envelops. Looks like they are running a sale right now. 25% off their cards and 5×7 are 53¢ so that’s something like .40 cents. Not bad, eh? Shutterfly’s cards are also on sale for .44 cents a card.
I also have 4×8 photocards as well. I think these are fun sizes and are a little cheaper than the 5x7s. At Winkflash they are on sale for around .30 a print and at Shutterfly they are .32 cents. I have used this size to make my mother-in-law Christmas cards. She has 6 kids plus all of their families so we love the 6 photo option.
Lastly, I have made a free 4×6 Christmas card to try out or for those of you who are really stretched in the money department this year. Please delete my little tree and add your own element. He he. I also haven’t retired last years free Christmas card. Gosh, so many options. What are you going to do?
Now all you have to do is find a darling Christmas scrapbooking kit to help you decorate it. Happy card making. XO