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Project Pinterest: Christmas Card Photo Ideas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  My clothesline photo gallery is filling up with holiday cards from friends and family!

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Last year, I was totally on the ball when it came to Christmas cards.  Sam and I spent an afternoon at Crissy Field before Thanksgiving, and got (at least one) good picture of us in front of the Golden Gate Bridge for our card (and a whole bunch of bloopers).  By December 1st, the photo cards were ordered and the envelopes were addressed and ready to send.

This year, not so much.

We’re halfway through December and the cards have yet to be mailed.  We did get some good pictures during our trip to the Redwoods with my family over Thanksgiving, and one of them ended up in this year’s Christmas card… I am in the process of addressing them all now… more information on that coming soon!

Pinterest has lots of creative ideas, of course.  Maybe one year I’ll think ahead and coordinate a fun pose to do specifically for our holiday cards, instead of searching for a semi-decent picture from the oodles of pics I’ve amassed throughout the year.  I always think it will take five minutes to create a card, and then two hours later I’m still pulling out my hair and gnashing my teeth over the endless options.

So technically, I’m cheating a bit on today’s Project Pinterest since I didn’t actually do anything but pin, but here are some ideas I’d like to do!

Maybe one day….

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I love the idea of a banner… and there are so many possibilities for the message.  Merry, Joy, Noel, the year, last name, etc.!

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So cute!  And I don’t think you have to be a little kid to have fun with masks!  Not sure if mustaches will still be all the rage next year, but Santa’s beard and Rudolph’s red nose will never go out of style!

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I love this idea for a quick update–each family member holding a sign.  Engaged, married, expecting, whatever is the defining word of the year.

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Love the photo strip look, with a couple letters for the holiday and lots of space for both funny and serious faces!

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This is a cool way to make any group picture into a holiday photo op.  And again, lots of possibilities with the message!

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This is such a great idea, from AP herself at I Love You More Than Carrots!  Her tutorial gives lots of great ideas for setting up the twinkle light photo shoot that’s all over Pinterest.

And just for fun, here’s a great tip I pinned: when you get cards in the mail, snap a picture to save as contacts for your friends and family.  I never think to snap a picture of someone when I’m actually with them to update my contacts, but Christmas cards are a great way to get a good picture!  Genius!

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Hooray for Pinterest creativity, even when it’s only aspirational!

I’m linked up to a few of my favorite Pin-spiring link-ups:

Hey, that’s Pin-tastic!, hosted by I Love You More than Carrots

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Bake, make, or decorate… but most importantly, do!

Pinteresting Project, hosted by Lulu & Sweet Pea

25 Days of Christmas, hosted by Louisiana Bride

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4 thoughts on “Project Pinterest: Christmas Card Photo Ideas

  1. Ahhh!! Snapping a picture of the card to create a photo contact is BRILLIANT! Thanks so much for sharing (for including my pin!) and for linking up! I hope you have a great week!

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