So, I knew I wanted to make our Christmas cards on Minted.com. I also knew that even though I really like to do a collage of photos, this year I wanted one simple unique photo. We were going to visit my dad in Maine for Thanksgiving. They have a big field behind their house and beyond that is a lake. I thought it would be fun to have my dad and stepmom take a photo of us in the field with the lake in the background.
First my middle child, step mom, and I scoured the garage for different levels of things to sit on. (I think I could have convinced them to let me take their sofa outside if it hadn’t been kind of muddy!) So we found some foot stools, went out to the field and I lined everyone up for a test shot:
I think we’ve found a winner!
Next I just needed to make a little adjustment…like removing all of the color from the photo except for the red…Then I started to play with the photo on Minted! Here are the card selections I narrowed it down to and how they look with my photo:Ultimately, I liked the one on the left best and here it is!
And here is a photo of the photography crew with their grandchildren:Incidentally my dad writes a blog, too. It is about his life since he was diagnosed with Multiple Myloma, an (as yet) untreatable form of cancer. If you want to check that out here is a link: http://findingthepony.blogspot.com/