Everybody loves getting Christmas cards in the mail this time of year. I love proudly displaying the faces of our friends and family in our home. But what do you do with all the Christmas Cards you receive each year after Christmas is over? I’m sure some people have creative ways of preserving them (making a flip-book, putting them in a scrapbook, etc.), but the majority of us probably just throw them in the trash.
Instead of spending $50-$100 sending out Christmas cards this year, we used Picnik.com (which is free) to add text to one of our favorite family photos and then posted it on Facebook. The majority of the people we would send a Christmas card to are on Facebook anyway.
If you choose to do this, consider giving the money you would have used for your Christmas cards to a worthy cause like your local food bank, the Salvation Army, or Nhowe Mission (a ministry near and dear to my heart).
For the 3 people we know who aren’t on Facebook (my grandparents, for example), we’ll upload that same picture and have it printed for less than $0.15 each (plus the cost of stamps).
Just a small way that we can simplify Christmas and give to those in need…