Merry Mailbox – 100′s of Christmas Card Ideas!

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards and I have the PERFECT place for you to go for inspiration!

Katy and Cindy with Your Merry Mailbox love Christmas cards – creating, designing and receiving them.  Your Merry Mailbox is your online resource for Christmas card inspiration! You can submit your own cards too!

Our family was featured! Read all the details about the props and DIY tips here.

Have you thought about Christmas cards yet? Check out my Christmas Card board on Pinterest and visit Your Merry Mailbox for 100′s of Christmas Card ideas + invitations and announcements!

Do you have a Christmas card inspiration board on Pinterest? Leave a link in the comments below!


Fun Photo Booth Christmas Card + 100's of other ideas @getSNAZZY

Your Merry Mailbox

 p.s. Remember to leave a link to your favorite Pinterest Christmas card board below!

Thank You Note – Teacher Appreciation Class Picture

Our preschool teachers loved this thank you card! It’s hard to get everyone in the same picture during the hectic time right before class starts, so we did the next best thing! Individual pictures that spelled out “Thank You” The kids were only 2 so it was a little crazy, but it didn’t matter that some weren’t holding the letters. It made it even cuter and captured the personality of the class!

Things that made this a great Teacher’s Appreciation gift – it’s personalized and not a crazy Pinterest project they won’t use. We also gave the teachers a gift card.

Teacher Thank You Card Free Printable ABCs getSNAZZY

Teacher Appreciation Thank You Card - Free Printable ABC


1. Pick a phrase based on the number of people (you can always add extra exclamation points!)

2. Download and Print Letters

3. Have each person hold one letter.

4. Take a picture.

5. Make a collage of the pictures and print. I used Picasa (you could make it by hand too)

6. Decorate with scrapbook paper or a card if you want.  Make sure to put the year and the names of all the kids!


The possibilities are endless! Notes for anyone – teachers, volunteers, parents, grandparents, friends.


The full alphabet of Doctor Soos Bold Font here as a PDF.

You can also download the font and then customize the colors on your computer using this Word document with the ABC’s.  It’s a font called Doctor Soos Bold. I think it changed it’s name to Green Eggs Bold. Try these link – or


Thanks for the inspiration – Tutus and Turtles. Check out her site!


What do you do for Teacher Appreciation or End of School gifts? Leave a comment below!

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Free Printable Valentine Cards for Kids {Just Add Sunglasses}

I made these fun Valentine’s Day cards for my daughter’s preschool class. They get enough candy, so I wanted to do something candy free! Last year we made heart crayons.

Just add sunglasses to this FREE printable!

You Brighten My Day! Will you be my Valentine?

Free Valentine Card Printable for Kids - Sunglasses Valentine You Brighten My Day - getSNAZZY

DIY Instructions
1. Buy Sunglasses -  Ours are from Party City. Amazon has a Mega Pack if you need more!

2. Print PDF file.  You probably already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.

Click here or on the image to open the printable. Then, once opened, either click on the printer button within Acrobat to print the page, or go to the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Print’ or ‘Save As’ and then ‘Print.’ Page 1 of the files has a line for “To: _________ Page 2 is just like the picture above.”

3. Assemble. Punch holes to stick the arms of the sunglasses through. I used a hole punch to make 2 holes (one on top of the other) to stick the arms through the cardstock. Print a practice one so you can get the positioning right for the glasses. I measured 2 cm in from each edge and 4 cm down from the top and punched the holes.

Copyright Notice
These printable Valentine cards are ©

Please remember, these are for Personal or School Use Only.  Please do not sell or redistribute these FREE printable designs. Credit is always appreciated. You are welcome to create a link to this page’s URL, but please don’t link only to the PDF, they will miss the instructions! Thank you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do you make your own cards or have a favorite valentine craft? Feel free to put a link in the comments!

Felt Paper Dolls – Quiet Activity for Kids

Felt “Paper” Dolls are a great DIY quiet activity for toddlers and older kids. I made these as Christmas gifts last year. Felt dolls are fun like paper dolls but a lot sturdier! I made a boy and a girl version.

Felt Paper Dolls - EASY DIY Quiet Activity for Kids {Free Printable}


Supplies – Felt (different colors/patterns), scissors, pattern, freezer paper & iron (optional), small box or bag to store final project.

1. Download & Print Pattern for Doll & Clothes
Free Printable Pattern – download PDF here.
2. Trace Pattern & Cut Out Shapes
Freezer Paper Trick: Trace your pattern onto freezer paper and iron it shiny side down onto your felt. Then cut out both layers (pattern & felt) at the same time. Peel off the freezer paper and you have a perfectly shaped felt piece! TIP: Use SHARP fabric scissors. If you don’t have freezer paper just use regular paper and pin the pattern onto the felt and cut out the shape.
3. Create & Decorate
Felt sticks to felt, so the clothes will stick to the doll. I glued a few extra decorations to personalize the shirts (for example I added a butterfly to the pink shirt, a dinosaur for the boy, etc.)
4. Display / Store
I put the finished project in a snap lid box with a picture book of some of the outfit possibilities. I took pictures of outfits and put them in a small photo album, looks like a mini clothing catalog. Be creative! Other Display ideas – Use a Picture Frame – take the glass out and replace with a piece of felt or use an easel to create a display board. You can also just include a rectangle piece of felt that’s slightly bigger than the doll. The table works fine too, you don’t need a special display. Be creative and enjoy!

Felt Paper Dolls - EASY DIY Quiet Activity for Kids {Free Printable} getSNAZZY.comFelt Paper Dolls - EASY DIY Quiet Activity for Kids {Free Printable}

Great DIY gift idea for 2.5 years old and up.

Other ideas- make a “costume” box to dress up your felt doll for holidays. Create scenes out of felt – we built a house and learned about basic shapes too. We made a snowman and Christmas tree out of felt too.

Downloads are free, but I’d love if you would leave a comment! What are your favorite quiet time activities? Are you making any gifts this Christmas?  What do you make out of felt? Follow me on Pinterest too!

I linked up with I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Craft-o-Maniac, Homemaker on a DimeDIY Showoff, Alderberry Hill, Project Inspire.

Meal List: Menu Planning with Choices

It’s the last week of Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp. A big thanks to Sharon from Momof6 for the motivation and great tips on menu planning (and everything else!)

Ah, menu planning. I have tried and failed several times. So, what’s the problem? I was making it too complicated and not planning ahead. I am not a chef, I am a mom that wants to save money and time while making healthy meals for my family.

Meal Planning Theme Nights

I’m taking Sharon’s suggestion and making theme nights. Here are our themes for meal planning!

Menu List Meal Planning Theme Nights getSNAZZY
Monday – Mexican Tuesday- Italian Wednesday – Easy Thursday -Slow Cooker Friday – Favorites Weekend – Open (We usually have leftovers for lunch)


Menu List with Choices

I get stuck in a rut and we eat the same boring meals all the time. Not anymore, here’s my menu list with choices! Click here to download a PDF of my Menu List: Meal Planning with Choices. We will follow the theme night and reference this list of meal ideas. Each Sunday at our family meeting we will pick choices for the week and add them to the dry erase menu board in our kitchen command center. Then I’ll make my shopping list using Grocery iQ. No excuse for not cooking at home, I will have the ingredients and a plan BEFORE 5 o’clock.


Master Meal Plan List - Meal Planning with Choices - Menu List - getSNAZZY

Click here to download a PDF of my Menu List: Meal Planning with Choices

* Select Main Ingredient (Meat, Seafood, Vegetarian) 1. Select Cuisine or Meat Choice as starting point 2. Pick Sauce / Seasoning 3. Select Cooking Method and Find Recipe (I have a binder of favorites) 4. Pick Sides * All the combinations won’t work, but experiment and try something new!
{Plan, Prepare, Eat, Enjoy!}


p.s. What menu planning system do you use? What are your “go-to” meals?


Downloads are free, but I would love it if you’d leave me a comment! Follow me on Pinterest too :)

Thanks for joining me on my 4 week journey: Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp.

Click each week to see my progress!

{Intro} Get Your Life Organized Boot Camp
{Week 1 } Set Up Some Stations!
{Week 2 } Establish Routines
{Week 3} Getting the Most Out of Your Calendar!
{Week 4} Menu Planning



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