I scanned our old Christmas Collages last night so I’d have record of them through the years. I’ve been doing it since 2004, but the year above is 2005. I’m happy to say that my children are growing up nicely and my Christmas Collage Creations are improving as well. Here is this year’s collage:
Update from 2020, when I was trying to find the 2007 collage I found both of these. I have no idea which one I actually sent out!
I do collages because it keeps me from having to choose one picture from the entire year. I just can’t be expected to make that kind of decision. Also – I like to include pictures that show some of the things we’ve been doing. I create a 4 inch by 6 inch (300 dpi) document in Adobe Photoshop and just add the pictures and move them around until I find a layout I like. Then, when I upload it to flickr, I can click “order prints” and it sends it directly to Target. That way, I can still buy “real” Christmas cards (because I’m a sucker for a unique card) and add my newsletters on the inside along with the collage. It’s a good system and it seems to get compliments from friends and family who feel the collage and the newsletter gives them a good glimpse into our last year.
They should see my blog. Of course, that’s probably more of a glimpse than they need.