So the past week and a half I’ve been dropping the ball majorly with my posts. I had/have them all planned out, but my life hasn’t been too conducive to accomplishing them. Forgive me! My husband was away for three days, I had bakery orders, and to top it all off – Gramma is coming for a visit! Needless to say we’ve been running around like chickens with our heads cut off.
This week will be catch-up time before we head on our trip to celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday. Not to worry. 🙂 In the meantime … The Babe is watching her dogs play in the snow and I’m going to share a really cool website that’s going to maybe help you out with your Christmas card planning. (Don’t freak out … Back to Thanksgiving stuff the rest of the week!)
A few weeks ago I took pictures of my daughter for our Christmas cards. I knew that they would require editing as I simply don’t have enough natural light in my living area. Plus it was literally blizzard-ing outside so very overcast … and not the good kind of overcast. The kind that pretty much just looks like it is 10PM outside … at 8AM.
Here’s one of the originals:
Loved it! But I knew it was blurry, too dark, and despite the twinkle lights behind the sheet I wasn’t getting the glow-y affect I wanted.
Now first things first let me say … I AM NOT a professional! I have no professional training. I’ve never even taken a photography class. I have no idea what I’m doing. But that’s why this site is awesome.
Have you visited PicMonkey yet? If you are like me and you have no clue what you’re doing and just enjoy taking pictures of your kids, you need to go to this site. Most features are free and if you upgrade for like $30 something a year you get access to even more features. Even better? You download absolutely nothing on your computer. It’s entirely internet based.
Well … Look what it did for me!
The “Merry Christmas” was not printed. It was just for fun-sies. But, they have a whole slew of fonts for you to use on your pictures and collages.
Before and after? Okay.
I am in no way affiliated with PicMonkey … and they don’t even know who I am. I’m not being compensated for my opinion. I just know that many of you may not have the funds to pay for a professional photographer, and you may not have the photo editing software like PhotoShop. Christmas cards are soon needed … so I hope this tip helps!
See you guys in a few days!