Good morning! Hope your day is starting off right.
So since I already had my picture wire and eye hooks handy from making my advent calendar the other day, I attached some more wire to my favorite big, empty frame to use as a Christmas card display. In case you’re wondering, Christmas cards haven’t started rolling in at our house quite yet. Nope, most of the postcards I hung up I designed on Zazzle.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you may remember that I mentioned I’m going to be doing some more sponsored posts, but that I will always aim to keep the content relevant to Home Made Modern. When Zazzle approached me to review some of their products in time for Christmas, I knew I wouldn’t have any trouble creating a tie-in with my content. Home Made Modern is all about personalized gift-giving!
If you’re not familiar with Zazzle, it’s really worth checking out. It’s an online store that offers a lot of photo gifts such as canvases, mugs, cards, T-shirts, and the like; but, what makes it different from other retailers of this nature is that you can design things and not only buy them for yourself, but offer your own designs for sale on their marketplace. Pretty cool idea! So for example, I designed this simple mug with a feather motif:
I ordered one to use as a gift, but then I also offered it for sale in the Home Made Modern store via Zazzle. Neat, huh?
The other thing that makes Zazzle different is the variety of products they offer. They go beyond key chains and coffee mugs to offer mongrammed pillows, wristlets, customizeable wrapping paper, jewelry, and more. You can create your own, or shop what others have already made and put up for sale, making it easy to find a very unique gift for someone on your list.
So back to the postcards…I designed several seasonally-themed postcards. Here is a close-up of one hanging on my Christmas card display:
I made some for Christmas, as well as one for Valentine’s Day, Halloween, summer, etc. I designed the postcards in another program and then just uploaded my images to Zazzle. The whole process was fairly easy for printables, but I think photos would be even easier. After I was done, I decided to bundle these postcards together as a set and give them as a gift with a picture frame. The recipients can change the postcards as the year progresses, giving them a year’s worth of themed accent art.
So there you go…make some mugs, shop for original T-shirts, or create your own printables using Zazzle! And after the holidays have come and gone…pitch the Christmas cards and simply order some photos of your family to display in that empty frame.