Our 2010 New Year’s Card
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Our 2010 New Year's Card -- Kyoto, Japan -- http://regex.info/blog/
Our 2010 New Year's Card

Japanese culture has people sending New Year's cards en masse just before the end of the year, with Japan Post holding them until the morning of January First, at which point they then deliver them in accumulated bundles to households across Japan.

The card above is what we sent this year, with pictures from:

and our trip to Ohio in the summer.

Fumie came up with the design, and I implemented it in Photoshop. It's an easy design... the hard part is picking the photos to include from the 18,775 that I have from 2009. (It was certainly a lot less work than this Photoshop work I did for a friend four years ago, and remain proud of even though I think I could do much better today.)

Because it falls so close to Christmas, we use the same design for our Christmas Card, just replacing the Japanese with English...

Our Christmas 2009 Card -- Kyoto, Japan -- http://regex.info/blog/
Our Christmas 2009 Card

We didn't send New Year's cards a year ago because you don't send or receive them in a year you've suffered a death in the family (Fumie's maternal grandmother passed away in April of last year), so last year we had only a Christmas Card:

Our Christmas 2008 Card -- Kyoto, Japan -- http://regex.info/blog/
Our Christmas 2008 Card

From the archives: our New Year's cards for: 2008, 2007, and 2006.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Wow!
That’s a great postcard. I’m going to make something like that next year. Very well done!
Earnest

— comment by Earnest Barr on January 4th, 2010 at 9:17pm JST (7 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I was just wondering, did you print them yourself? Or at a photo place?

I am currently living in Japan and wish to send some card this year as well as Christmas ones back home with a idea.

I have them printed here. They tell you the exact size in pixels your image should be, so that tells me they have a clue. I’ve used them for three years, I think, and I’ve always been happy with the results. —Jeffrey

— comment by KTJ on November 10th, 2010 at 4:46pm JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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