Making your own Christmas cards can mean a glitter filled sticky mess on a (VERY) long Sunday afternoon, Usually these involve kids who have had enough after you have made 2. Or it can mean less than 20 minutes in a Kodak Kiosk with everything done and no mess. They have a very special buy one get one free offer on their personalised Christmas cards at the moment so this a perfect option for you budgeters!
I haven’t used a Kodak Kiosk for a while but they are just amazingly up to date. They are now compatible with not only facebook but iPhone’s too. All you have to do is simply download the Kodak Kiosk Connect App from iTunes and you are able to wirelessly transfer the pictures you want to use to the kiosk (using an andriod or an iPhone) Minutes later you have created your very own Christmas cards!
Now that is impressive.
I am not at all technically able (my husband does most of the technology behind my blogs ) and my kids have to turn on the Wii and DVD player as I have NO CLUE. Embar I was a little daunted about downloading an app and then going to use it. In the end it was so straightforward I was shocked.
I decided for our Christmas cards I wanted a picture of my kids showing off the Christmas crafts they have been making.
Here is the Christmas craft we have been making at home.
Here are my kids showing it off: Take 1: (being daft!)
Here are my kids showing it off: Take 2 (much better!)
This was definitely the one I wanted to use. Now I know its not perfect and is a tad blurry but I love it for a number of reasons
1) They are both looking in in the right direction
2) They are both smiling
3) My son is relatively still (unheard of) and its just ‘them’ if you know what I mean.
So off I go armed with my picture on the iPhone (could be an android phone and an android app too) ready to make our Christmas cards.
Kevin at Marvellous Memories in Mansfield, where I headed to make my cards, was warm helpful and really clear. The kiosk is so intuitive though and straightforward I reckon this can be easily done without help. Certainly after the first time. Such a quick process too. I simply chose my template from some great Christmassy options, pressed about 3 buttons to upload my photo and then I got to write my text.
I am loving the results too:
How lovely, instead of a generic, mass produced card these are our words, our photos and our style. I think that’s really special.
There are lots of Christmas themes you can choose from so you can totally go with your preferred style. The range of greeting cards you can make is quite astounding; wedding, gradutaion or birthday cards, new baby cards , party invites and much more. Available in a variety of formats, you can choose from folded cards, or single-sided and double-sided flat cards. And it is just 3 steps.
- Pick a card.
- Personalise it.
- Print it… in seconds.
I will be using this for birthday cards in the future. Prices vary from store to store but at Marvellous Memories single cards were £2.99 and worth every penny, If you order over 20 copies prices went down to around £1 each which is excellent value for personalised cards that you can collect immediately.
The Kodak quality, as ever, is gorgeous, outstanding and completely different to anywhere else. We gave our card to Gran who loved it.
Making your own Christmas cards in a Kodak Kiosk is fun, fast and convenient and these cards are truly personal.
I will show you how I got on making a Kodak Kiosk Calendar later in the week.