diy {christmas cards for phone contacts}

So, I was transferring pictures from phone to my computer.  Just random shots from random moments…

I really like smart phones.

And my phone camera.

And my friend Linden whose handwriting should become a font.

And thumb print cookies from Merritts Bakery (well I dream of those).

I’m a visual person.

What drives me crazy about my phone is all the blank squares that pictures are supposed to go in for my contacts. The phone makers were kind enough to provide me a place to see a visual of my friends & family, but those squares have just remained blank. It is kind of hard to get friends to pose for their ‘contact’ shot. Recently, my daughter somehow set my friend Cindy’s profile picture to this shot of cookies.

Every time Cindy calls me my phone would light up with a picture of cookies. What is especially funny about it is Cindy is at the gym every morning at 5am – makes me laugh. Well I was sitting at the kitchen table contemplating the deep things in life – like why won’t they build Legos that can be placed on a diagonal? Hmmmm. Anyway, Cindy called. Saw the plate of cookies. Laughed. Wished I could somehow convince my friends to pose for my phone camera so I could see their beautiful faces each time they call.

Then the lighting struck.

Creative genius.

Just as french rolled jeans changed a generation…so will this idea for all visual smart phone users.

Are you ready for it?

I looked across the table and saw Christmas cards…full of pictures of my friends

…pictures that they like of themselves or they would not have put it on a card!

A free for all of contact images for my phone!


Hey Lesley, will you pose so I can take a picture of you with my phone to add to your contact?

Well, thank you sis for being so cooperative.

Yes, it is a great shot. Nope we don’t need to take it again.

It brightens my day to see your cute laugh each time you call.

So far, no one that I have shared this world changing idea with has been as impressed as I am….it will catch on.

Somehow french rolled jeans did.

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