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Just in time for the holidays giveaway

Posted by  ·  November 12, 2008  ·  Last Updated: November 12, 2008

This fun giveaway will get you well on your way to having your holidays cards finished!  FIVE lucky winners will receive a digital card file so you can print your own personalized photo cards and 2 sheets of Picture it Postage!

Lil Sprout Greetings will let you choose from their awesome card selection.

All you need to do is choose your holiday card and personalization, upload your photo and you will receive a proof. Once you approve your proof your card will be turned into a high quality JPEG file. You now can print your own cards. For more information on printing your own card go here.

Now you will need postage and when you have such cool cards not any postage will do!

Picture it Postage lets you create real U.S. postage with your own photos, artwork, business logo etc. Beyond your upcoming holiday cards Picture It Postage is great for showing off your new baby, your wedding photos, your pets and more.

These Postal Service-approved stamps are three to four times the size of a regular stamp and offer a ton of customization options.  How fun!

Picture It Postage is also hosting a fun contest from now until November 19th.

They are seeking the best of the worst photos. If you have an embarrassing or unflattering holiday photo (the pictures that will absolutely never be on a greeting card) send it to Picture It Postage. Two winners will receive a Cannon Digital SLR camera and 5 packs of Picture It Postage (100 Stamps). Up to eight runner ups will receive two packs of postage (20 Stamps). You will find contest details here.


I am wanting to get in on the “Linky Love” like Tip Junkie. So for the very first time here at Skip to my Lou I will be using “Mr Linky.” If you would like a chance to win a fabulous digital file so you can print your own Christmas cards and cool postage with your own pictures just follow the rules below. I will randomly pick FIVE winners.

Contest Rules:

* Compose a post announcing the giveaway AND a link back to Skiptomylou.org OR somehow link to skiptomylou.org (add me to your blog roll, add my button etc.)

* Type your first name only into Mister Linky! Please do not go over 20 characters, those will be deleted. Next copy & paste in your link (URL) to that direct post. Please do not use your home page, those will be deleted. Please only enter once. US only entries (unless you have a friend in the US that you can have the stamps mailed to,  the card is digital and will be sent by e-mail)

* Giveaway CLOSED

Now that you have the hang of “Mr. Linky” head on over to Tip Junkie for her 12 Days of Christmas Giveawy. Two winners will be picked each day to receive fabulous goodies~

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  1. Monday, November 17th, 2008
    I love it!! I hope I win. ;)
  2. Monday, November 17th, 2008
    Great idea! Thanks for the giveaway.
  3. Sunday, November 16th, 2008
    Love the postage...hope I win!
  4. Sunday, November 16th, 2008
    I LOVE LOVE your photocards- they are simply beautiful. I am crossing my fingers that I am one of the lucky five!! :)
  5. Saturday, November 15th, 2008
    Love your site! So many neat ideas. Thanks for offering the giveaway - hope I win!!
  6. Saturday, November 15th, 2008
    Yea for fun giveaways!
  7. Saturday, November 15th, 2008
    what fun! always love your site as we make many projects as home!

  8. Melissa
    Friday, November 14th, 2008
    I love your cards!! This would be the best Christmas card yet!
  9. Jennifer
    Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, this would take care of my cards!
  10. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    OOOOHHH! I'd love to win! Cute stuff here! :) Happy Holidays!
  11. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Love your cards!
  12. Lacey
    Friday, November 14th, 2008
    What an awesome website! These cards are so fun and would make my hectic holiday season a little more stress free!
  13. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    I added you to my blog roll! Thanks for the generosity!:)
  14. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Wonderful post! I love the printable jpeg photo card idea!
  15. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Thanks for letting us know about this great product. Even if I don't win, it will be great to try it out! Love your site, Thanks!!
  16. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    these are adorable!!!
  17. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Wow a super nice giveaway!
  18. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Would love to win this! I love the layouts, very cute!
  19. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    I am so excited!!! What a great giveaway! I love these cardsso much. I linked to my blog and hope some friend stop by to enter. Im in desperate need of fabulous cards this year.
  20. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    these are cool!
  21. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    I LOVE IT! And I NEVER win anything. Pick me pick me pick me! Thanks!
  22. Friday, November 14th, 2008
  23. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    I am loving this give away! Thanks so much...
  24. Friday, November 14th, 2008
    Just discovered your sight! LOVE IT! Hope I win!!!
  25. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I'm crossing my fingers! Thanks so much! I visit just about every day, but I think this may be only the 2nd or 3rd time I've posted a comment, go figure! Thanks a bunch!
  26. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Just added your button...you have FABULOUS ideas and tips. Thanks for sharing!
  27. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Wow, Lil Sprouts has a ton of color and design options. I particularly love #25 of their holiday cards.
  28. Heather
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    What a fun giveaway!! I have gone private with my blog & hope that doesn't exclude me from this fun chance to win! I have added you to my "favorite reads", let me know if you want to peek & I'll send you an invite! Thanks so much!!
  29. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    You are awesome and so are your Giveaways! Thank You!
  30. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Cute blog - just came from Today's Creative Blog. Will be back!
  31. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I just found this site and I think it's really cute and fun! thx
  32. TN Lizzie
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Wow! I could hardly wait to peek at your blog this morning to see what you had going on! We will be making Pilgrim Hats, and hope to win some of these cool stamps!

    Those cards are awesome looking too! I have discovered that regular 4x5 photos (on photo paper) can be stamped and mailed as postcards, but I've never tried to create anything so complex. Oooh! I love a challenge! :o)

    Thank you for this opportunity!

    <, TN Lizzie
  33. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    This is awesome! I already printed my Christmas cards out but the quality is terrible so I'm back at square one and would love this!!!
  34. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    This is great... I always want to send cards, but somehow always don't ... maybe this will be the kick in the pants I need... I have posted and linked up.... hope I win!!!
  35. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    What a terrific giveaway!!! I hope I am one of the winners!!!
  36. Jenny
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Thanks for the great holiday ideas! I'm working hard to build some lasting holiday traditions & memories for my family...your blog has been an inspiration!
  37. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Wat cute cards!!!
  38. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I love the idea of pictures on postage. I'm thinking maybe my blog banner or something....

    (found you via a link on SITS)

    Hope you're having a good week!

    - Margaret
  39. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I love your blog and since this is my first Christmas with kids I cannot wait get Christmas cards made. Weeeee.
  40. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Love the polka dot paper! They are all so cute!!!
  41. Shelly
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I love these cards.
  42. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I love the cards...they are beautiful! My husband and I just had our first child in August, so this will be our first year to do a family photo for our Christmas cards, and I would LOVE it if they were your cards!
  43. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    What a great giveaway - love the idea of being able to print on my own and such fun designs. Thanks!
  44. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Love the fun stuff I find here! We started doing the digital/photo cards 3 years ago and these look so cute!
  45. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I'm so excited about this new resource! I teach first grade and am loving all the arts and crafts ideas for my kids!
  46. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    omit me from the drawing.......I just had to do the Mr. Linky. Beautiful cards. I'm going to have to check them out.
  47. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Your cards are so beautiful! I wish I was that creative!!
  48. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    I NEED this! Pick Me! Such a GREAT IDEA!
  49. Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    Love this site!! You have great ideas here!!
  50. Jen D.
    Thursday, November 13th, 2008
    What a wonderful give away idea. Thank you for your constant inspiration.
  51. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I love this!! I have been wondering what I was going to do for cards this year! I really love the cards on your site and you make it so easy to just print from the printer! AWESOME!
  52. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I love giveaways!! I hope I win!
  53. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    Their cards are beautiful! Who wouldn't love to win them.
  54. Emily
    Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    Cute, cute, cute cards! I hope I win.
  55. tammi
    Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    love giveaways!! thanks.
  56. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    Love, Love, Love your stuff & would
    Love, Love, Love to win!
  57. Carmen
    Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    Yay! I just entered the contest! :) I adore your card designs.
  58. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    i'm having a giveaway over at my blog.............
  59. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I can let you in to my blog if you need to see my post- I need one to talk about all these fun giveaways and ideas!
  60. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I hope I win I love the cards and stamps!!!
  61. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    How great is this?!
  62. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    yay for such wonderful giveaways!! :)
  63. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I have posted all about you. I come here often, thanks to our good friend Tip Junkie. Thanks for sharing.
  64. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I love your blog! Thanks for doing this giveaway. I have your blog on my blog list. I enjoy all of your great ideas! Thank you!
  65. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    love this!!! thanks!!!
  66. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    Thank you not only for the give away, but for the fun tips you post. I have enjoyed doing so many of them with my daughter. We've also shared a few with her preschool class. I'm excited about this give away. Hope I win!
  67. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I love the ideas you have. I do hope I win, the photo cards are beautiful!
  68. Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
    I did type in just my first name, but it showed up with my last name too...don't know why and I pray that doesn't exclude me from the contest... thanks.