My kids love getting crafty and send homemade Christmas cards to all the friends and family members. As the number of the kids' friends grew, it gave me an idea to use a printing company to turn their artwork into a Christmas card. All we needed to complete this project was a creative spirit and some holiday cheer.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • White liquid tempera paint;
  • Sharpie markers;
  • A piece of paper.

MAKING A CARD:

Have the kids make snowmen bodies using their fingers and a white paint. Then, when the paint dried, paint noses, eyes, mouths, hands, buttons, hats and scarfs using markers. You can also add some snowflakes using a white paint.

PREPARING A CARD FOR PRINT:

Next, I used a printer to scan the card (you can also photograph it if you prefer). I made a few adjustments in LR (contrast and clarity) and the card was ready to go off to press.

OFF TO PRESS:

There are a lot of companies that allow you to print your customized cards. A few of my favorites: Artifact Uprising, VistaPrint, LoxleyColour (photographers only). Once I made my choice, I followed instructions on the company's website and my job was done. 

I am sure our family and friends will love our Christmas cards as much as we do!

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