This idea came to me from one of Richard's colleagues who gave him a set of these as a welcome gift when he visited her school this fall. Initially, I had hoped to make postcards or notecards with my images professionally printed onto them. I discovered that this would require using the same few images in multiple quantities. How ever could I choose?
So instead, I had some of my favorite images printed at MPix in both the 3.5 x 5 and 4 x 5 size on their metallic paper and then ordered notecards from the JoAnn craft site. With a regular ol' glue stick, I adhered the photos to the cards and then pencilled in a (sometimes cheesy) title and date on each one.
I'll sort them into groups of five and bundle them and their envelopes with twine. I get the best feeling from this homemade gift because it signals a bit of confidence about my photography skills and allows me to give a part of me to others. I mean, these cards look really, really nice...and those are my photos. Finally.
I am now officially on break until after the new year. Richard and Young One (both start break next week) have just left the house, and I'm off to complete task number one for this week: organizing and weeding the bookshelf in Young One's room. Oh, what an exciting life I lead!