iPhoto does a great job with Christmas cards

iPhoto does a great job with Christmas cards

If you haven’t mailed your Christmas cards yet, then you may be too late. You can always send e-cards. This year, like last year, we used Apple’s iPhoto application to create a Christmas card. The process to create a card is quick and easy. The hardest part is coming up with a message, like “Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2008”. Very original — don’t you think? iPhoto is part of Apple’s iLife suite of products and includes: iPhoto, iWeb, iMovie, iDVD, and GarageBand. Basically all the software you need to digitize you photos, videos and analogue (tapes) sound.Here are the steps involved in creating a Christmas card with iPhoto:

  1. Launch iPhoto on your Mac. I used my MacBook Pro.
  2. Click on the ‘Card’ icon at the bottom of the app.
  3. Select a theme. Drag-and-drop photos onto the card. Write a message.
  4. Click on ‘Buy Card’ and following the buying instructions. We ordered 50 double-sided postcards @ a total cost of $62 (.99c per card + shipping/tax).
  5. I picked standard shipping and it took 3 business days to be delivered with Fedex ground.
  6. The cards are nicely wrapped and you also get an envelope for each card. They shipped it in a very sturdy box.

Summary: Quick and easy to create a beautiful custom Christmas card. Not too expensive. A similar card at Walmart is .84c per card. Quick delivery. I will use this service again and can highly recommend it.

PCMag┬árecently reviewed iLife ’08 and give it a 4/5.

What service did you use this year?

.Mac (Apple Computer, Inc.)

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