diy {custom photo thank you cards}

Christmas is approaching and this year I have a head start on thank you cards. Wow, it is November…I am way ahead of the game. Actually, this is an idea I shared at The Christmas Gathering…hence the earlier timeline for me!

Before it gets too cold, take advantage of leaves still hanging around to get a picture for custom Thank You cards. I wanted to share a few ideas with you for fun ways to say “thank you”. These are all very simple ideas that I’m sure you’ve seen around. Here’s a glimpse at how they look different with the same kids and same setting.


This is the picture I ended up using for our cards. Simple idea. I tried…oh how I tried…to get all four of them to just look and smile at me.


My banner got tangled in the wind, but after untangling it…we accomplished some pictures. I just made this out of paper and twine. I used my Cameo to cut the letters.

This is the other one I thought about using for the cards. Maybe I’ll just make more cards.


Some chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby. You could cover yours in paper, fabric, paint, yarn, etc. I liked the understated cardboard look. This was a hard one to do with a certain little girl.


Digitally add Thank You:

I wanted one last  picture of them simply looking at me that I could add “thank you” with my computer. When you add text to an image it is good to think about where you will want to add the text. I was thinking I could add black text to the top right corner on the horizontal shots. I wanted to do some vertical, leaving space at the bottom for white text. It did not go as planned. As soon as the boys didn’t have anything in their hands, they became Ewoks.

Sister got mad when I told her she couldn’t pull her dress over her head.

In all the struggle, her headband kept creeping closer to her eyes.

Now, I know you all will ask for more details so here you go:




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