Stuff & DIY Picture Postcards

I love Margie Palatini's books because there's always some humor that even adults can appreciate while still being geared for young readers.  Her book Stuff is a great example.  Edward the Rabbit has stuff.  He likes having stuff.  A lot of stuff.  Well, let's just say it - Edward is a hoarder.  His stuff gets in the way of his relationships with his friends, Anthony the Beaver and Marguerite the Cat.  He's too busy with his stuff.  Eventually, he gets buried in his stuff and realizes stuff is boring and other people (well, animals) are what's really important.

Boy, did we get stuff for Christmas.  To thank everybody for all the stuff, I made some postcards. I started by taking pictures of my kids playing with the gifts they got for Christmas.   In this case, I took a picture of the kids with the library bags my sister made for them (all those hints finally paid off!)

Cooperative, as usual
After I had the pictures, I uploaded them to Picasa.  You can download it for free.  I'm sure you can do something similar in Picnik as well.

I selected the pictures I wanted and chose "Create collage."  Then I added text.
I had the 4 x 6 pictures printed and then I used Avery 5292 Shipping Labels .  I downloaded the free template from Avery and wrote a thank you message on the the left side, and the address on the right before I printed them off.  They stuck right to the back and were ready to send!

I did a separate thank you card for each giver but you could just as easily do one version for everybody.

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18 comments:

  1. I love this post! Thanks for sharing! I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the library bags! Those rock! I too have a little bit of a library addiction. If I go without my bag, it is not pretty. My husband has teased me for 4 years now about my love for the library and children books! The teacher in me just comes out when I am there! :)

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  2. You have a terrific site here! I am so glad I found it and I am your newest follower!
    Come see me too!
    ~jeannie~
    ­ Kindergarten Lifestyle

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  3. What a great idea! I'm sure the ones that receive the post cards will be so thrilled! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I didn't know you could mail a photo! Cool idea! We could use this with all of our family living out of state.

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  5. This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing this over at Handmade on Humpday! Check back next week for a feature!

    Cori
    www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

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  6. Cute! Thanks for sharing - posted on Facebook, too!

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  7. Fabulous idea!!! I'm sure that was the best 'thank you' ever--not only in words, but images that show appreciation for the gifts given. Thanks so much for sharing it at the Kiss & Tell party over at my place <3

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  8. Ahhhh, you have the best ideas ever! I am so going to do this.

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  9. I love this idea. It makes it so much more personal.

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  10. This is awesome - feel free to link to the Success U Party at www.thestuffofsuccess.com

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  11. What a great how-to! The 'stuff' seems to just bredd at night while we sleep.

    Thank-you so much for taking the time to share at our Pin'Inspiration party this week. I really hope that you can take part in my "Beat the Winter Blues" party on Saturday. :-)

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  12. What a great idea. How special must the people who received these thank you notes have felt. Thanks for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

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  13. The pictures are the best!! Glad to have you at Things I've Done Thursday!

    Also feel free to stop by and enter the Family DVD giveaway- still a few days left to enter if you haven't already!! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/01/family-move-night-give-away-mile-in-his.html

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  14. That is such a cute idea!! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation link party! It means a lot:)
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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  15. Thank you! I've been wanting to make photo postcards, but I hadn't seen those label before. That solves my problem of the printing on the back of the photos.

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  16. What a fabulous idea! I LOVE Picasa too :) What a great way to personalize thank you cards - love ite! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

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  17. Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this on my blog today!

    http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com/2012/01/thursdays-temptation-link-party-2.html
    Jill

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