It's that time of year when thoughts turn to pumpkins, apple cider, falling leaves and Christmas carols. Wait...whaaaat? Christmas is two whole months away!!!
Consider this your official heads up. Christmas is indeed two months away, but the time to start thinking about sending out Christmas cards is coming very soon. By the time you coordinate the outfits, pose the photo, choose the card, get it delivered and then mail it out, you're looking at not.that.much.time.left.
Have no fear, Colleen is here! I've partnered with Basic Invite to gift one lucky winner 50 free Christmas cards. I've always used a photo website that rhymes with Flutterby in the past for my Christmas card needs, and never thought of branching out until I saw what Basic Invite had to offer. They have unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of every single element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail!! So you can change the background color, lettering, images, etc. to make it exactly how you want it. You just can't do that on most other sites! It makes it extremely easy to find a card that coordinates with your photo(s) instead of trying to fit your photo to a card. You can even order a printed sample of your actual card so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place an order. Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as their invitations. You can choose from over 40 different colors and all of the envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed without licking a single one. They are so winning at this Christmas card game! Not to mention thank you notes, baby announcements and more.
We haven't yet taken our Christmas card photo, but I played around with a couple of (low-quality) images I had just to give you an idea...
All of those words, the little flowery details, the lines, heart, backgrounds, etc. can all be changed in color. It's really fun and easy to use. I'm going to say "You're Welcome!"to the winner of the 50 cards now because I am so sure you will be totally pleased. (Enter giveaway below)
Now to delight your ears...and get you in the Christmas spirit while you're designing those cards!
Dynamic Catholic released its first Christmas & Advent album. The album, OEmmanuel, is a new 10 track album featuring a mesmerizing synthesis of jazz improvisation, classical and sacred music. Here's their description: