Ever since I stumbled on to the pre-made templates for assembling our own photo note cards a couple of years ago, we (mostly my wife) have put together several hundred cards like those shown above. Many we gave away, some we sold. We have no pretense of making any money at doing this, since by the time we buy card stock, do premium printing of photos, pay for camera and software expense, we'll be lucky if we make a little extra to pay for some of the costs. However, we love the cards, and my wife loves having something creative to do to help occupy her time while she is largely immobile due to sciatic pain. We have found that many people who receive these cards frame the image in a 5x7 frame and hang them on their walls. Others save them as keepsakes, since the messages they contain are highighted by the beauty of the flowers and scenes on the front of the card. So, compared to buying a card for $3 to $6 or more at the store, which often are saved only temporarily, we're charging $4 per card for gorgeous keepsake cards, plus sales tax and postage.
We don't quite have our system set up yet with PayPal and ordering forms, but can handle individual orders by email for now. We will also set up card ordering on my Zenfolio photo print gallery, and may list some on Etsy. Again, we have no pretense of making any money on this venture, since I have never made any money from the dozens of ventures I have tried throughout my life, but the cards do offer a diversion for my wife and for me while we continue to deal with our health issues. And the people who have thus far used and received them have given us the highest compliments for them. So this is a preliminary announcement, and I will continue to work out the details. I have many, many thousands of beautiful images on my hard drives that would make beautiful cards, so we will never run out of images. Plus, I seem to add hundreds of new card-worthy images each week. I'll add details about categories of cards, ordering information, and other information as we go along. If you have any questions or comments, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or add a comment on this blog. We love the fact that sharing these cards allows us to share the beauties of flowers and of the world we live in with many others, making us more thankful for and attentive to the great and wonderful gifts we have been given.