I haven't done a DIY Day in a while, though I have several projects half-done around the house! Does cutting holes in the wall to track down a leaky pipe count as a DIY project? 🙂 I didn't think so…
You know how all these FREE greeting card, postcard, 4×8 photo card deals keep flying around from all the different companies? Are you ready with a holiday photo of the kids? Me, neither. Here's a simple idea you can do:
Banner paper or tape some regular sheets together
Crayons or markers
1. Use a marker to outline words on your large paper: Thank You, Happy Birthday, Happy Holidays, etc.
2. Have your kids color in the letters.
3. Take lots of pictures while they're working, but especially when they're done. I took 20 to get the 1 good one. Also–I made the kids work in front of a large window so there would be lots of natural light in my photo.
4. Set up an account with SeeHere. Upload your photo to make a 4×8 Photo Card, then put 50 in your cart. Use code newbaby, and you'll get 50 cards FREE and pay just $3.19 for shipping. If you want another 50 cards (or want to do another card with a different photo), log back in and put another 50 in your cart, then use this coupon code from Freebies4Mom. Again, you'll get 50 FREE cards for just the $3.19 shipping cost.
These codes are good through Monday, November 30th. If you miss these or don't want 4×8 photo cards, wait until the next deal comes up (I'll keep you posted here at MoneywiseMoms).
See how easy this was? I now have 100 Thank You cards, and while 100 may sound like a lot to you, I figure that with holiday thank yous, birthday thank yous, and various other thank yous throughout the year, I can easily use them up in 2010. Plus, it will encourage me to thank people for little things–bringing a smile to their face and mine. And–as a holiday gift idea–I'm going to bundle up 10 with a ribbon and put them in my mom's stocking. She'll love using them as her own cards too.
For more DIY projects, check out the big Linky at A Soft Place to Land.