A fun activity to get familiar with is digital scrapbooking. We just took a family vacation to Georgia, and it took me about an hour to pick out photos and put them into a cute little scrapbook. It was also a lot cheaper than traditional scrapbooking, and no mess. At Smilebox, you can use it for free (with ads) or you can buy a very reasonably priced subscription. I’m looking forward to putting all of my Christmas photos into Smilebox slideshows, photobooks, scrapbooks, and postcards. It is a ton of fun! I will share with you that I am not a scrapbooker, so this was just the thing for me. I think it’s just great that I can share it with everyone, post it to my Facebook, MySpace, blog, email it, or print it for a real printed book (and even make copies for my mom and my mother-in-law!) Enjoy it and be inspired!
I love to get Christmas cards! I’m not so great at sending them every year, though. I think the motivator to actually sending them out is to have a great card that you are proud of. My favorite option is to upload a photo somewhere and get cool stuff printed using that photo.
One site that I love is VistaPrint. They have all kinds of crazy specials all the time and lots of templates. If you want to try something out, you might only have to pay for shipping!
I’ve used them for printing save-the-date magnets (these were awesome!), post-it notepads, and TONS of postcard projects. They also have yard signs, car magnets, t-shirts, business cards, notepads, and notecards just to name a few. Get a custom yard sign for your next party or a car magnet for your kid’s high school band!