A few posts ago, I mentioned how I don't normally do Christmas cards. I never really have anything going on and as a single person - it always felt a bit weird. But! This was a big year for me, so I figured I should write one. Also, it gave me a wonderful excuse to spend some quality time in Illustrator.
About Me" infographic. Using the same dashed line and color scheme, I started by laying out the pieces.
The wrong color scheme can be my biggest road block. I started this design with different colors, but kept getting stuck on layout and fonts. Once I switched to the current color scheme, it was smooth sailing.
The funny thing is that I had the layout and the number idea before I had any text. Once I decided I wanted to do the one-four thing, I had to figure out what to pair with each number. With a little help from my mom, I figured out a topic to go with each number. Then I tried to write informative, but also funny paragraphs. My rule - short and sweet. People are more likely to read it if it's short.
"Joe and I been married five years now. Little Johnny is 3 and Sally is 1. The kids are growing like weeds. Charlie and I celebrated our 9th anniversary this year. We've been together for almost a decade. Time flies when you're having fun!"
No lie, it will read exactly like that.
ps. Auntie Karen, no need to print this out from here to show to Grandma. There's one in the mail for you and Uncle Lowell and for Texas Grandma!
pps. If you see any typos in my Christmas letter, please don't tell me. I will be mortified and since they are already sent out - it's too late to fix any mistakes! Eek!