Sunday, December 19, 2004

Homemade Christmas Card

 I made this christmas card for everyone using my hubby's digital camera program and the picture I took of the living nativity scene at a local church in my hometown. I know the picture needed enhancements because of its poor quality but I am just playing around with the possibilities right now. Just like those popsicle sticks ornaments our kids made during their elementary school days, this card is special because it is my first successful attempt at uploading a pic through FTP.  Yup, I'm trying to use guilt trip. Did it work?

I have more pictures of the christmas lights, living nativity, and christmas scenes from my hometown. I even have a pic of a blue roof house! 

I had someone asked what is the story about the blue roofed houses.  So here goes the story: When Ivan devastated my hometown on September 16, 2004, the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA teamed up to provide large blue tarps for residents who had roof damages to prevent further damage to their homes. Approximately 80% of homes in my hometown had a blue roof at one time. There are still a lot of homes with blue roofs now because there is a shortage of roofers and some people are still having problems with their homeowners insurance companies. Fortunately, we did not run into the roofer or the reimbursement problems so we have a regular roof!

I am feeling better. I am still congested but I am up and about and spreading chaos! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

3 comments:

my78novata said...

Yeah I knew about the blue roofs we had them alot too from tornados. Funny how that sticks out like  a sore thumb cant they make em black or beige so they dont look so bad?????? LOL Love the card its very pretty. Lori

heyleesilentd said...

And you'd think a blue roof would make you stick out like a sore thumb in the neighborhood...
Nice card (guilt trip worked)
-Haley-

lindainspokane said...

u did a very nice job on the card...the roses look so real....i had never heard about blue roofs...but i guess it does make sense...we dont have hurricanes/tornados/flooding etc here...i guess we are very fortunate...glad to hear that u are feeling better...

linda
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