In America, having family pictures printed as Christmas cards has been popular for years. But, that is something that is not done here in Ukraine yet. Since I love all things "picture," I have been thinking about making up my own.
And, since one idea breeds another, I immediately knew I wanted to do this for Christmas and thought, "Candy canes instead of tootsie pops sure would be PERFECT!" The only problem is, we do not have candy canes here. No problem, then. Ukrainians don't associate candy canes with Christmas anyway!
I got started on my project right away. We haven't worn short sleeves here in a couple of months, so you can see that this picture (below) was not recent.to the amazing online photo-editing program Picnik. I enhanced the colors, added festive hats, "snow" (do you think they will believe it was snowing while my kids were wearing short sleeves?!), and a frame. Then, I added the Russian text (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year) through another program [from Paint.net that is downloaded to my computer] since the online program Picnik does not type Russian text. And there you have it! (below)