Now that Thanksgiving and black Friday weekend are through, we are gearing up towards Christmas. I love the rising climax of this time of year – the air is crisp and everywhere you go the stores are doing everything they can to put you in the Christmas mood. Its been rubbing off and we’ve already got our decorations down from the attic and did a little decorating around the house this weekend.
I also make it a point of doing something fun & kid-friendly too while we do it – I really want JP to look back on these years and remember the fun he had during the Christmas season. Part of the fun we had next to opening boxes of decorations was baking some christmas cookies!
As I do every year, I always make up some christmas cards to send to family and friends, and it’s exclusively been JP’s smiling face on it each year. Granted, it’s cute to use your kid(s) on your Christmas cards, but I think it’s time for us to have a little change this year from the usual. After all, if it’s a Christmas card, shouldn’t it include the whole family? I couldn’t be more excited to show JP when I found the LEGO Minifigure Holiday card maker.
He got so excited about the card that I created for our family that he wanted to create one of his own as well. Its so simple to use that he had no trouble figuring out what to do. First you choose the scene you would like – you can do anything from a beach Christmas scene to a cozy living room look.
When you continue to the next step, you can customize your lego minifigure to look exactly as you wish! You can choose the regular yellow skin tone, or a more realistic tone based on your ethnicity. I decided to go the the most realistic approach for my own figure. I was even able to choose a round looking belly to match my real-life pregnant one!
After adding JP and Kevin, I thought I should include Cookie as well. Since there was room for it and I saw the customization option, I thought I’d throw Santa into the mix too just for fun.
Merry Christmas, from my lego family to yours! Be sure to head over to the Lego site and create your own Lego Minifigure Holiday card. They even have the nifty option of sharing it on Facebook & Twitter!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.