Introduction: Cheap, Easy, But Still Good X-mas E-card

About: I am a domestic engineer, aka. a stay at home Mom. A former science geek, scenic carpenter, and quilter.
Every year I send out a photo card of my girls for x-mas. But this year, not only are the cards and postage getting very expensive, but I couldn't get any good pictures of the girls. ( Toddlers love to not hold still)

This year I made a pretty good E-card. It took one evening, and I didn't have to lick a single envelope.

See the whole video here.

Step 1: Take Some Pictures.

Take some pictures of the family. I have my failed photo attempts, and I also took some head shots of each family member. Plus I got some video of the girls singing jingle bells.

Step 2: Elf Yourself

I went to Elf Yourselfand using the headshots, I turned my family into elves. It was pretty easy, and really neat. There is all sorts of stuff to choose from. I shelled out the 5 bucks, to download my own copy, but hey, that's a lot cheaper than postage for 100 x-mas cards.

Step 3: Put It All Together.

I threw it all together in Windows Movie Maker, because I have it, and I know how to use it, but you could use any video program you want to.

Add some sound, some titles, and you've got yourself a Christmas Card.

Step 4: Spread the Joy !

Now that you've made your card, show it to the world. I posted it on my blog, and then e-mailed everyone to tell them to go look at it.

So for $5, I made an x-mas card for everyone, it's different, and I didn't kill a single tree. (that I know of)

You can see it here

And best of all, no envelope licking!
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