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Life Lessons of a Military Wife (overseas in Europe!): Don't Send Another Expensive Hallmark Greeting Cards

Life Lessons of a Military Wife (overseas in Europe!)

My goal here is to make your life easier, especially those who are in the unique situation of being a military spouse. Yes...I've been around...but in a good way...and hopefully can share those tips, tricks and shortcuts with you too. I've been on this military bus for over 40 years now. My goals in life are to have a well-run home, few money worries, well adjusted children, money socked away and whatever happiness I can scoop out of life.

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After life as an Army brat, being in the Army myself and marrying a soldier, I can honestly say I have a bucket full of life lessons I can share to help you make your everyday life easier and enlightening. Don't waste your time making unnecessary mistakes and benefit from others who have come before you on your journey through life.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Don't Send Another Expensive Hallmark Greeting Cards

I do it all the time. I have a case of stamping stuff....you now the stuff you can make greeting cards out of. You'd think by now I would've mastered how to make my own greeting cards. Well, I haven't. Every time I try to make one, I think it is not creative enough, and I end up not sending it. I've even tried printing off cards on my computer. I'm guessing my printer isn't professional enough for that either. Off to the store to get a generic Hallmark card. I bought three yesterday at $2.99 each? When did they get so expensive? Were they always so pricey? Thanks to one of the blogs I regularly read, I've found another solution that may fit the bill for me. Maybe it's something up your alley as well.

Please take the time to pop over to Jaden's Steamy Kitchen. She is a food blogger with some hilarious posts and recipes, but more importantly, she has a knack for photographing her food creations, also known as food porn. This is how she got involved with Send Out Cards. You can upload photos to templates or make your own. Add your own text in whatever font and even scan and add your own honest to goodness signature. The best part, is that they will mail your card for you. See the video on how it's done here. I discussed once before how important thank-you cards are. This is the perfect solution, and all at a cost LESS than running to the store and picking up some run-of-the-mill greeting card. Try it and let me know how it works out! BTW, if you make your own greeting cards and would like to show us how it's done, we'd love to see some photos! It would be great if you could post some of your creations for the rest of us artistically challenged folks.

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Blogger Linda said...

I'm a card-making fool...I get my inspiration by searching for crafty bloggers...and finding groups like Splitcoast Stampers...where I can get inspired to make cards simply, and use what I have (because honestly, I have my own store's worth of stuff!). But there are occasions that require "buying"...for example: My MIL gets insulted if "we" send her the same card, handmade, that we have sent everyone else (I quoted the first WE because it's a well-known fact that men do NOT send out cards once they are married). You would think she'd appreciate the hand-made one much more, but she prefers a "Merry Christmas, Mother" card...like it's better or something. And my hubby, while he appreciates that I can make cards, also wants "store-bought"...I guess someone else's sentiments are more important.

But my mom? She has kept every handmade card my sister and I have sent. She has a glass buffet built-in, and she keeps them all there.

If you'd like to see some of my cards, you can go to my blog...I run in spurts, but I think they are all tagged as Cards (and I'll go back and check them), but I do have several up there. Most often, I just forget to scan them before I send them, though....

March 7, 2008 at 8:30 PM  

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