Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Create Personalized Cards with PurpleTrail

Every year I make personalized holiday cards for the Christmas season. They show friends and family members how our family has changed throughout the years and it seems more personable. With six kids and a goofy husband it's not always easy to find that one perfect picture but there are numerous ways to make that personalized holiday card unique.

1. Last year I took the kids to a nearby trail and had them stand in a creek with their shoes off. They wore similar shirts and lined up from tallest to shortest. The outcome looked like a scene from the Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn days.

2. Using a blanket or sheet as a backdrop keeps outside distractions away. Hanging a red, green, or striped sheet gives more of a holiday look.

3. Take the photo at a place that is near and dear to you. That way the people who see you in the photo also see a location that means something to you. For instance, the campground we stay at is a known important place to us. Decorating the camper in Christmas decor and having the kids stand in front of it is an idea I am considering for this year.

4. Paint your faces red, white, and green and make funny gestures.

5. Write Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or Season's Greetings in the snow. If there's no snow available for the photos, use rocks to make your saying or write it in the sand. Using food coloring in red or green on top of the written words gives it an added touch.

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This post is in exchange for a giveaway sponsored by PurpleTrail where I will be eligibile for a PurpleTrail gift code. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.