Now that all of our holiday cards are out, it’s time for a little behind the scenes look at how they came together. I found a picture on Pinterest that featured a couple wrapped in a string of large Christmas lights and wanted to replicate that. We got the lights at Big Lots for $18 which is kind of a splurge but we’ll use them every year to decorate so it’s more of an investment.
Last year, we used our own point-and-shoot camera but this year we wrangled in our friends Rob and Nina to help. Toward the end, their son Casey jumped into a few pictures…and then jumped on Rusty. Here are some outtakes of our photo shoot.
We clearly had a good time tying ourselves up in lights and posing for the paparazzi. Once we settled on a decent photo, I took to Pic Monkey for some cropping and text additions then uploaded it to Zazzle. All cards were 50% off and I found a free shipping code (using my search techniques detailed here) so we were able to get 50 postcards for $23, not including the cost of stamps.
Without further ado, Rusty & Madeline’s Christmas card 2012!