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missapril
« on: July 04, 2007 09:20:11 AM »

In an effort to combine my save the dates, and christmas cards, I'm a little lost.  I know I want to do it this way, to create less waste (I'm sure most christmas cards just get tossed in the trash anyway..)

What I'm thinking about is this:
1. Christmasy on the outside
2. A photo of me and my darling fiance on the inside
3. Maybe a cutesy rhyme or something
4. A place to put my wedsite address

I'm so confused for a way to put these all together  Huh any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 09:22:43 AM »

What about a christmacy border around a picture of the two of you on the outside? With bridal flare, so people make sure they know its a wedding invite to.

Thn the inside has room for both the cutesy rhyme and the directions on the inside.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 12:57:41 PM »

We sent out engagement announcements as Christmas cards. I found a stamp of a boy snowman and a girl snowman snuggling and used those on the front [I stamped in silver on white paper squares, colored their scarves and mittens] and then glued those squares to a slightly larger square which I then glued to a card base. So, you could do something like that. We tucked a slip of paper announcing our engagement in the cards. You might think about doing something like that but getting magnets printed up that you stick inside [use glue dots to stick them in].

You could say something like, "holidays area time to celebrate with friends and family...please save the date to celebrate our future anniversary on XX.XX.XXXX"

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007 11:41:41 PM »

Just in case this helps,  we sent out regular xmas cards (I get about a billion free from the Humane Society, etc every year so we always have tons on hand) but with save the date magnets on the inside, held in place with self-adhesive photo corners.  The magnets ended up being great - we made them ourselves with the help of InDesign (really you could use Word or anything) and magnetic inkjet sheets.  If you make them the size of business cards, you can get a whole bunch on one page, and the sheets themselves run about 5 bucks for three.  I was concerned about how they would run through my printer, but they worked beautifully.  If you use magnets, people can use your wedding info to hold up their take-out menus all year long and will have no excuse for forgetting the date. :-)
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