Now that almost all of our Christmas cards have reached their destination, I feel like it is safe to go ahead and show them. This year, I tried my hand at making our own invitation instead of using a template. It felt more creative, and saved a huge amount of money.
I started off by making a new blank canvas in Photoshop using 4.5x5.5 and then just added the pictures that I loved from the past year. I made it into a grid, because it looked more cohesive to me that way. We didn't have one photo that encompassed the whole year, so it was special to get 20 great pictures onto one card. I thought it looked a little plain on the front, so I added a rectangle and some lettering over the top. The cards were printed from OvernightPrints.com, and they cost right around $15 for 50.
We had a big year, so I definitely wanted to add some writing on the back. It ended up being more of a long recap of the year, and we loved it! And of course, one spelling error. That I have tried to cover up with a white pen.
I went with red Paper Source envelopes that the cards fit perfectly into! You can find them here. I had a white gel pen that I used to address the front and back of each envelope.
We added a cute little ornament with each card, which seemed to be the perfect touch to me! We tucked everything inside and closed it with a white sticker to match the wrapping.
Easy, simple, and most of all out the door! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!