This year, I was rather behind with my Christmas preparations, due to the 16 weeks of sickness that I felt at the start of my pregnancy. Every spare moment was spent resting, so being super-organised for Christmas this year was just not going to happen!
Last year, I put in lots of hours making these handmade Christmas cards. I loved making them, and I loved giving them. But this year I needed a solution that was a little less time consuming. That is when I came up with the idea of a digital Christmas print of my baby bump!
I used one of the free templates from Becky Higgins' 2012 Holiday Cards (click here for all designs), and simply inserted a picture of my belly into the template. I made a few alterations and saved it as a JPEG and went up to my local Big W store and had 50 printed out. It took me a morning to organise all of this! It was so quick.
While waiting for my photos to get developed, I looked around Big W and found these packs of cards.
In a box for $9.99 there was 25 pearlised cards and 25 matching envelopes. I decided to buy them, as I knew that if I bought cardstock, I would have to cut and then score and then fold it to size, and these pre-made cards seemed like a quick, easy alternative! The cards are great quality, and were lovely to write in.
I used double sided tape to attach the digital prints to the front of the cards, no cutting required!
I was really pleased with how quick and easy these cards were to pull together the week before Christmas. It took quite a few shots to get the right photo, but with a bit of quick editing in iPhoto, I was able to come up with a photo that I liked.
I also loved this photo below, but we thought that if you didn't know it was my belly, it just looked like a big white blob with a bow on it!
I have already started thinking ahead to our first family photo for our 2013 Christmas cards... how fun!