We received our first Christmas card yesterday, and of course I have done nothing about organising or sending Christmas cards myself.
Every year I vow I will organise our Christmas cards early, and every year I don’t. I didn’t write that list of who sent us cards last year so I wouldn’t be caught out this year, and the thought of having to go to the post office for stamps is making my head hurt.
I really should just accept it, instead of trying to fight the fact that Christmas, organisation and me do not go together!
But this year I have a secret weapon. I am putting the kids to work creating postcards to send instead of Christmas cards.
While I scramble to find some decent photos of the kids to make a photo card, I’ve printed some ‘draw your own’ postcards for the kids to decorate.
It’s a simple idea, a free printable postcard with a postage friendly back and a big space for drawing on the front.
You can download a pdf file containing both the front and back of the postcards here.
They are set up to print nicely on 10x15cm (4×6″) matte photo paper so they are a quick and easy way to make a Christmas card or just send a message to a friend.
My kids all loved making and writing postcards to their friends and I had to print out heaps to keep up with demand. It’s a fun and meaningful way for everyone to work on their writing skills together, no matter what age or stage they are at.
So far, we have only done one Christmas card! But that’s ok as I’ll print out some photos to attach to the front of the printed postcards to make some Christmas cards… now all I need is some stamps!
Do you send Christmas cards?
Find more fun drawing activities here.