Photo Thank You Postcards

Admittedly, this tutorial is very late.  Can you believe that I am just now sending out thank you notes for Christmas gifts?!  Pathetic, I know!  But part of the problem was that my little idea took a bit longer than planned.

This year, I decided to create photo thank you postcards to send out our thanks for the many generous gifts that Little Man received! What better way to say "thank you" than through photos?!  Although these are the postcards we used for Christmas gifts, I am considering doing our birthday thank you notes the very same way.

You probably know by now that I love a great photo project!  Many of our aunts, uncles, and grandparents live far away.  And honestly, all I need is some cute photos in my arsenal to keep them happy across the miles!

You may remember that last year I created photo thank you cards--just printed them right off my computer and jotted down our thanks inside the card.  But this year, I thought it would be fun to send out a postcard instead!

We're hoping that our family will love getting this little note of thanks in the mail.

So here is what I did:

-- I took photos of Little Man with his new Christmas gifts.  Wearing a new shirt, playing with a toy, etc.!

-- In Photoshop, I created a 5x7 image.

-- I used the shape tool to draw a speech bubble on each photo and added a "thank you" using the text tool.

-- I added a black border to each of my pictures.  Because I anticipated that Costco would slightly cut off the edges, I also added a chevron background to offset that a bit.

-- I uploaded each photo to Costco and used them to design the postcards in Photoshop.  On their site, you can type in your addresses, message, etc.!

-- Because Costco ships these instead of printing them in store, it takes some time to get them back.  (See why I'm so late??).  Add a stamp and send in the mail!

We were so excited to get these in the mail--and then to ship them out!

Even if they're a {little} late!

Come back tonight at 5:00 for a little Wednesday's Wowzers!!

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