Many years ago my cousin sent us a Christmas card which had a sketch of the front of their home with a red wreath. I always thought it was a unique idea, and this year I tried making one of my own.
This tutorial on how to make a custom Christmas card from a photo is super simple, and you will love the result.
Start with a photo of your front door.
Using a photo editor turn it into a black and white sketch. I used this one: Picture to People.
Then insert the image into Microsoft Word.
Using a landscape layout, make a copy of the image and size the photos to fit the bottom half of the page.
Then on a second page, also at the bottom half, type your message.
Print out the two pages and take them to an office supply store and have them photocopy the images onto one page. I picked up a pretty white metallic card stock for this project.
Then my daughter added a touch of color by using some markers to color in the wreaths.
Cut them in half and fold. They fit perfectly into standard A4 invitation size envelopes. We ended up with 100 cards, from 50 pack of card stock which was a little more than we needed, but I really like the way they turned out.
Of course you could use any photo for this project. Perhaps you would like to use your Christmas tree or a decorated mantel. The possibilities are many, and I hope you are inspired to try this idea your own photos.