I am a huge fan of greeting cards for Christmas, but I love sending them for random, unexpected occasions. A couple years ago, we sent out a Halloween greeting card, and when my husband asked me the other day if we were going to do it again this year, I thought... "Why not?"
The kids were in costume for a church party yesterday, so I got out the camera and snapped a few pics. I used Picasa (free editing program) to add the words and special effects.
I sent the cards to Costco, and it will only cost me about $2.50 plus stamps to send these spooky little greetings out. (I don't send nearly as many for small holidays as I do for Christmas.) I like sending them in clear envelopes, which I get from Xpedx.
A little about the costumes... Spider Girl was purchased at DI for $4. The glasses were from Wal-mart for $4. For Con-Bot, we used some boxes I got at a case lot sale a few weeks ago. I did the spray painting, and let my boy cut out shapes to attach to the front. The dryer vent for the arms and legs was from Home Depo and cost $10. My husband zip-tied the head body and arms together. My daughter liked his costume so much, that next year she wants to be a pink robot!
Here is the one from a few years ago.
Simple, but unexpected and fun!
It's not too late! You can do this today. The grandparents (or other loved ones) will love having a photo of their grandchildren in costume on their fridge for the next week!
Have a Happy and Creative Day!