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12-19-2002, 05:22 PM
I was at the Rite Aid this morning getting Christmas cards for my close relatives. I like to give them the more personal ones than the boxed ones which I give to other relatives and friends.
I have decided that I am going to try out the computer generated ones from the programs that are available, and print them out myself. I am getting sick and tired of paying three or four bucks for a decent card.
Do any of you do this? And what do people think of them? Do they think you are cheap or creative or both? :P
i pppeeeeerrrsonally like the idea of being creative and stuff like that. the stuff obviously takes time. well, it's more obvious if you get some inspiration and kick out some good stuff, as opposed to "happy (crossed out) merry christmas" and a cheesy picture of santa or something.
then again, i tend to not do that anymore because i'm kinda mindful of the impression some might get. some stuff you just plain gotta do yourself (like personal pictures added...cutesy personal stuff, etc)...and some is just like "oh crap, i better buy this person a card or they'll think they're not worth the $3."
12-19-2002, 05:44 PM
If you work their name into the design on the front as a "To: (friends name)" or "Merrry Christmas (friend's name)" they come out as being very personable. When you do that people know you made a card just for them. It makes the card something special, and much better than purcased. Invest in some card stock that your printer can handle. Remember that colored paper will throw off your images, so get a white card stock. The printer you use is important, make sure it is printed in a high definition mode, don't try it with a $49 Lexmark from Price Club or anything like that.
With good card stock, personalized images/text, and a good print quality no one will consider it anything but a truely friendly and earnest effort on your part.
Even if you don't personalize the card, using a good print quality, card stock, and a nice printer you will be fine.
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