This is the photo we ended up using in most of our Christmas cards this year. . .
After the stupid place I ordered them from cropped this one wrong and cut off the top of David's head. It was bad. He had no head above his glasses.
It looked like this:
At least they refunded my money.
Then I ran out of the good pictures before all my cards were sent so a few of you on my list are going to end up with scalped David pictures in your cards when I finally get them sent (very late, I might add) because it would be a pain and cost extra money to order the half dozen or so I need to finish up my cards. That's my story. No good excuses or anything. Just me being flaky.
I was going to make a cute homemade card but ended up wasting a lot of time on the project and not being completely satisfied with any of them so I made a fancy newsletter instead. I didn't use any handy program. Just made the whole thing from scratch with GIMP. It took a l--o--n--g time.
Here's the newsletter:
Here are the reject Christmas cards:
It seems like I tried a couple of other variations as well, but in the end my perfectionism got the best of me and since what I was imaging in my head wasn't coming out right I used some cute store bought cards that I'd been hoarding for a couple of years. That's how I roll.
Why am I posting about Christmas cards (and other projects) after Christmas is already over?, you ask. Well, my sister and I decided that Christmas shouldn't be over the day after Christmas. Where's the fun in that? It should last through The Twelve Days of Christmas which begins on Christmas itself. Don't you agree?
And I want to tie up loose ends and start fresh for the New Year. So there.