Designing my own Christmas cards

I have my own Christmas tradition. Every year around this time I start to make Christmas avatars, Christmas wallpapers, Christmas gifts and I’m starting to think about the Christmas cards I’m going to send to my friends and relatives. I’m not the kind of person to send out the normal Christmas cards so I use my own ideas. No cute little Christmas tree with some snow, no Santa or Rudolph or anything you hear when you play some Christmas songs.

 

I have my own Christmas tradition. Every year around this time I start to make Christmas avatars, Christmas wallpapers, Christmas gifts and I’m starting to think about the Christmas cards I’m going to send to my friends and relatives. I’m not the kind of person to send out the normal Christmas cards so I use my own ideas. No cute little Christmas tree with some snow, no Santa or Rudolph or anything you hear when you play some Christmas songs.

 

All I need is some nice pictures and Photoshop. Even though I’m not an expert with Photoshop I have a lot of fun while my sometimes sick mind comes up with ideas. And the fun creating, is often the best thing about it.

 

I have to say that my relatives don’t always get the same cards as my friends. Unless I want to give them something nasty to talk about while they are having their Christmas dinner which I won’t attend. I don’t hate Christmas dinners with my family, but since my parents got divorced and they fight every year about where we need to be with Christmas, I decided that when my children are with their father I rather spent my days with my close friends and the year they are with me, we’ll spent it at home and have a Christmas party ourselves.

 

I won’t show you the example of my sick mind concerning the cards by the way. At least not here. When I do that, there is a big chance this hub will be flagged and that is something I don’t want to happen. 

I used to send my grandfather a Christmas card with a naked old lady on it holding some ‘Christmas balls’. Just because he was tired of the same innocent Christmas cards he used to get from his family. The only thing he didn’t like was the old lady. The first Christmas after my divorce, some friends got a card with my ex husband crushed by a Christmas tree or with a candle up his a**.

 

My sons as little Christmas angels’ hanging in a tree was my mother’s favorite. But Grandma loves to see her grandchildren of course. And sometimes to remember her how I look, I’ll put my own face in it somewhere. Last year our Tart (the cat) was the victim of my creations with her red nose and Christmas hat on. Those kind of cards I send to relatives who are very sensitive about Christmas.

 

But back to designing. What will it be this year? Something innocent, something naughty? Both maybe? Me hitting on Santa?(My own lovely Santa of course) We all as nasty Christmas elves? Who knows.

 

My camera is ready to take some nice pictures. I’ll guess this hub will be expanded until the moment arrives I have to send my cards. Just by putting the idea’s here. When it’s finished I’ll put the winner here of course. But until then I’ll put my mind, camera and Photoshop at work. And if your mind is working too and you have some crazy, nice, innocent or naughty ideas, let me know.

 

 

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Moon Daisy 7 years ago from London

Such a good idea to make your own, personalised Christmas cards. Some of the shop-bought ones can be just too sickly and sweet. I like your ideas!


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Lazur 7 years ago from Netherlands Author

That's just why I like to make my own Moon Daisy:D

Thank you:)


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

It's a great and wonderful idea to make your very own christmas cards. Something naughty, something nice...I like that! I can imagine your grandpa seeing a naked old lady holding christmas balls Hahaha :)


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Lazur 7 years ago from Netherlands Author

If only the family knew that that old lady really excisted. :D But that was the little secret paps and I had:D LOL


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hahaha she existed? Woh...sneaky... LOL


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Lazur 7 years ago from Netherlands Author

Learned it from the best:D


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blessedmommy 7 years ago from Oklahoma City Metro, Oklahoma

I like the idea of creating your own Christmas Cards. I'm definitely not into the "naughty" thing, but I love the example photo at the top with the kids faces in the angels!


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Lazur 7 years ago from Netherlands Author

Thank you, that's exactly the one I send to my not naughty relatives last year:D


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Love the idea and also love the ones with the children...they are our true angels...I hand paint my cards to family members and some close friends...G-Ma :o) hugs

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