Another option is to sign up for email accounts for companies like, , etc. You get free prints often times for just signing up for their emails!
4. Make your own custom card
So I used my 100 free prints from Costco and printed 50 of each photo. I went to my stash of scrapbook paper that I buy with coupons from Joann Fabrics (I tend to like the fat stacks of scrapbook paper rather than buying individual sheets; I feel like it’s a much better deal).
My hubby and I put on a movie and I got to work making our own cards!
I trimmed the side of the photos slightly, then laid them side by side on the 12×12 scrapbook paper, so I could fit exactly 6 photos to one sheet of paper. I used my paper cutter to cut them nice and straight.
I REEEEEEEALLY love when people include little letters summarizing their year and telling what’s new with their families. I make it a point to do this every year. (A photo just isn’t enough for me to know what you’re family is up to, people!)
I made it in word and printed it out on my computer, 3 to a sheet.
I inserted our little letter, then simply folded the paper in half. So how we have a little book! When you open the card you see one photo on the left, one on the right, and have our letter in the middle.
I didn’t have any envelopes that fit the 4×6 size well enough so I simply punched a hole through everything and tied it with a bow so our little letter insert wouldn’t fall out.
Since I don’t have envelopes I will tape the card shut well, stick a stamp on it, write the address on the outside, and mail it as-is like a postcard for those who live out of town.
So there you go! I got the prints for free, used scrapbook paper and ribbon we already had on-hand, and printed our letter from home.