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I grew up in a small town.
One of the perks of growing up there was everyone knew everyone (everyone also knew everyone else’s business … but that’s another story).
We had an elderly couple that lived right across the street from my family, and June and Cecil became our surrogate grandparents. Both of our parents worked, and we would often go over to their house after school. June would have fresh baked cookies for us, or we would pop some popcorn on the stove in a pot.
June taught me how to knit, and Cecil taught my brother about cars.
We have always considered them family.
My family ended-up moving away once we were adults, and we greatly missed seeing them. A few years ago, Cecil lost his battle with cancer, which was a tragic loss to us all.
June, living by herself in that big old house, is definitely lonely. At Christmas time we always get June gifts, but last year she said “she didn’t need all of that junk”. She said she was too old to keep bringing more “stuff” into her house.
She said all she wanted were some updated pictures of our family. So when I heard of the company Openme.com, I knew this was the perfect place to make our holiday card for June.
First let me say, I am not the most tech savvy person in the world as far as learning new things goes, but this process couldn’t have been easier. It walks you through it all step by step.
Openme has a wide array of cards to choose from. Everything from really funny to sweet and sentimental. Since June was wanting new pictures of us, I decided to customize my own card and use some family photos.
It’s super easy. You just drag your photos into place, crop them if you choose to, and then you can add a custom message.
You then decide on your delivery method.
You can have it emailed or printed and delivered (using snail mail) to your desired party. You just set a delivery date.
You can even have other friends and family sign the card too!
Since June is in her eighties, she doesn’t even own a computer, so I chose to have hers delivered straight to her mailbox.
I was thrilled with how they turned out and how simple it was to do!
If you have friends of loved ones you are sending cards to, I highly recommend OpenMe.
And for those of us that are technically challenged, they couldn’t have made it easier!
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Teresa B says
SheilaG @ PlumDoodles.com says
What a wonderful way to keep in touch with family and friends, especially those who don’t have email. Thanks for sharing, Shanna. You family is lovely, by the way. 🙂
Amy @ StowandTellU says
I’m not the most tech savvy myself. It’s great that there are still ways to send create cards and photos and be able to send them in the mail!
amy @ one artsy mama says
What a neat idea!
Wow! What a great idea, and it looks like your card turned out great! laurie
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Sounds so easy and convenient! I like that you can choose to have a card emailed or mailed. You have a beautiful family Shanna. 🙂
Wow, it looks so easy! You have a beautiful family and I’m sure June will be glad to get the card!
Cute card and beautiful family Shanna! Happy Holidays to you!
I love the option of email or snail mail! Great product.
How fun! I love how it turned out!
Kallee T says
Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says
Awww, what a sweet story! And you all look great!
Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says
I loved reading about June and I know she is going to love her card with your family photos on it! Thanks for introducing me to this service and I really like knowing that you can email the card or have it sent in the mail. Great options!
Laura @ Inspiration for Moms says
That’s a really neat idea! I will have to give them a try.
I’m so excited to learn about Openme.com
And I’m sure June will love her cards… I’m so glad you had June and Cecil in your life.