With the winter holidays rapidly approaching, it is time to think about what you can do with sending out the annual greeting cards.

Sure you can head to the store and buy some generic Christmas cards, but why settle for something just anyone can purchase?  With printers getting fancier, and cheaper, why not print out your own?  Yes, they will have fronts that anyone can purchase, but all of the wording can be 100% your creation.

By using companies such as Paper Direct, you can order blank cards that you can customize to your heart’s content by using templates they provide you with for your computer.  As color inkjet and laser printers have gotten cheaper, you can print cards that are barely discernible from pre-printed ones that you buy in the store.

The other bonus to going with this method is that you can print just as many cards as you need, saving the blanks for future years or other purposes.  If you buy three or four different designs, you can cycle through them for years, rotating through them.  (Bonus note: buy more cards after Christmas as they will be heavily discounted and you can be ready for next year.)

You can do this not just with Christmas cards, but postcards, birthday cards, Valentines Day and so on.  Make your printer in to a personal print shop, it’s not nearly as difficult as you may think.

 

6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Anastasia
    November 24th, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Pam and Nikki, some ideas you can have your students do with these cards:* Students can spell words with mtengaic letters* Students can spell words with pipe cleaners* Students can rainbow write words (always a favorite in my class)* Students can cut letters out of a magazine to spell words* Students can stamp words* Students can use bingo dabbers to spell words* Students can form letters with play dough to spell words (or cut them out of play dough with letter cookie cutters)If you have students that can put these words into sentences that would be wonderful. They can even use the words to write a story! It all depends on their level :) Caitlin

  2. Sandro
    March 2nd, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    I had the pleasure of pinpicitatarg in this project- as did many others- and had a wonderful time in the process. There are a number of great musicians playing on Same Old Feeling, and it has been a privilege to be part it all. I have just listened to the mastered version for the first time today, and it has a fantastic easy listening feel to it. Jim’ country blues roots are apparent as is his creative song writing style with lyrics alternately designed to take the listener into a wonderfully warm space and/or into place defined by early Delta and country blues players of the first half of the 20th century. Other influences are also apparent.Jim’s voice lends an easy credence to the messaging, with lots of imagery and musicianship combined. The CD has been mixed to provide a nicely understated vibe on some tunes, with a move to more of a raw high lonesome sound for more bluesy constructs. I recommend a listen!

  3. Matthew
    April 8th, 2015 at 1:11 am #

    I have been following this pjocert for over a year and it is wonderful to hear the final tracks. When I listen to the album as contemporary piece, although it certainly is nostalgic, I feel it is right up there with any current blues artist on the charts. The musicianship is awesome.Could Be Heaven has the most contemporary pop feel to it. It sits in the middle of the album and as soon as I heard it I thought, nice choice Jim, it changed the mood of the album only long enough to give it variety and then we are back to the true sound that Jim intended for his audience, in my opinion. A blues classic album. This new album is upbeat and happy. It can get you on your feet or a song like You Can Have My Heart can also stop you in your tracks and you’ll want to listen.Great job Jim, congratulations.

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