A tingle runs down my spine every time engagement announcement cards arrive in my mailbox. Oh, the thrill of new love! The excitement of a trip down the aisle! The ring! I know, I know, I’m a complete sap. I just can’t help my stupid self.
The point is these are a memorable way to create a keepsake for your friends and family. I have scrapbooked many such cards and it’s always a pleasure to look back and treasure that happy time in a couple’s life. Think about how much fun your kids will have looking at it! Little girls especially think it’s the bee’s knees ;)
This type of announcement is easier and more inexpensive than ever before. You can quickly and easily make them yourself. There are tons of online editing programs that will help you whip up the perfect card for absolutely nothing! Save those pennies for the wedding. I have two favorite ways to do this is through either PicMonkey or through Shutterfly.
These options allow you to quickly see samples online and then either a) print it yourself through Picnik or b) have them print them and deliver them for you through Shutterfly.
Here are a few examples that I created on Picnik.com before it merged with Google. You can use these ideas in many photo editing options online…
Keeping things bright and keeping your photo unique make a big difference. Ensure that your announcement is something special!
Show your personality! Don’t be afraid to be goofy and silly! After all, love is fun, right?
Have them jumping for joy right alongside you!
Just a note – be sure to print a few more than you think you’ll need. Some will get ruined, you’ll forget certain people and you’ll want to keep quite a few for yourself!