Chatbooks Instagram Cards – the Easiest Holiday Cards You’ll Ever Make

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If most of my family photos eventually end up on Instagram, doesn’t it make sense to use the app to make my holiday cards? That’s what Chatbooks thought too, so it came up with the Instagram card function in its holiday card department! All you have to do is open Chatbooks, integrate with Instagram, and select the Instagram card option. The app automatically pulls in 4-9 of your most-liked photos from the year.

Luckily you can then customize it by swapping out photos, otherwise mine would have pictures of temporary tattoos and a DeLorean in it. I’m sure I’d get a lot of questions.

Easy Design

Here’s the number one reason it was so easy: there’s only one design option. This layout:

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Choosing a holiday card layout is the stage that takes me the longest in making my cards every year. This year it was a snap! I made the initial draft with my phone in the app, and then pulled some different photos in to complete the design, and ordered my shipment. It arrived about a week later. (This means you still have time.)

Great Quality

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I’m impressed with the quality of the card stock and the printing. It’s hefty weight paper and the colors look fine. It’s not too good to be true! The only thing that’s not super top-notch is the free return address printed on the back of the envelope. It seems like I did it on my own printer at home. But hey, it’s included. (The blurry second line is my fabulous digital artwork.)

I recommend Chatbooks Instagram cards if you haven’t yet done yours and you want to take care of it quickly. No deliberation or second-guessing yourself. Boom, you’re done and you can settle in to make your list, check it twice, and get yourself in the holiday mood.

Chatbooks Instagram Cards
$1 per card with free shipping
Chatbooks.com – use the smartphone app for the Instagram option

I received a complimentary set of cards to facilitate this review.

Thanksgiving in Agoura, 2018 – LVFireRelief

LVFireRelief instagram picI am grateful for the health of my family.

I am grateful for the security of my home.

I am even grateful for the annoying cat. Okay maybe especially grateful for her.

I am especially grateful for the community that has come together to support our neighbors in need. In honor of Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Giving Tuesday, please consider a gift to LV Fire Relief to help people who lost their homes and all possessions in the Woolsey Fire.

Thank you.

Kowalski for School Board in LVUSD

I have worked hard to support Las Virgenes Unified School District as a parent, a volunteer, and an employee. That’s why I support Kiyomi Kowalski for School Board.

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Our family moved to Agoura Hills in 2010, intent on enrolling our older son, who was about to enter Kindergarten, at Mariposa School of Global Education. Because of the wait list and the way the timing worked out, he ended up at Yerba Buena Elementary School, as did his little brother. We were all happy there. Eventually I got involved in the school’s Parent Faculty Association, serving as its president for two years.

 

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Posing with the new PTA president. Look how happy I am to be handing off the title! #PTAmom

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I love this school district and the community that has grown up around it. It’s hard to go anywhere in Calabasas, Agoura, or Westlake without running into a parent or a child we know from school or sports. We feel at home here. Las Virgenes Unified School District is our home. Because I feel so strongly about this great district, I have supported it with my time, my skills, and my money.

That’s why I am supporting and endorsing Kiyomi Kowalski for School Board in the election on November 6.

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While I recognize that the current board members have been part of the evolution of LVUSD’s ability to offer robust, safe, and engaging educational opportunities for our children, I believe it’s time for adding “a bit of the new school to the old school.” She will bring a much-needed fresh perspective to the great responsibility of making high-level decisions for the entire district. These decisions affect the curriculum, the staffing, the well-being of teachers, the way the district spends vast amounts of money, and so much more. Kowalski is one of us: a parent, a professional, a passionate advocate for education. She also has rich experience as a lawyer who advocates for the underserved, and as a Marine who served our country.

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I began my life of service 21 years ago today by stepping on the yellow foot prints at Parris Island for Marine Corps boot camp. I continue to serve our community and I’m excited to serve our children on the Las Virgenes School Board. Vote Kiyomi Kowalski for school board in 2018 and let’s bring a bit of new school to the old school!

I urge you to meet Kiyomi. You will find her to be warm, empathetic, interested, and caring. You will witness her infectious passion and her ability to speak with wisdom and information about the issues that affect our students and community. Read about her goals for the school district. She’s well-informed and equipped to make tough decisions.

You know how hard I’ve worked to support Las Virgenes Unified School District. Join me by voting for Kiyomi Kowalski for School Board on November 6.

For more information, to meet with Kiyomi, and to support her campaign, visit KowalskiForSchoolBoard.com.
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P.S. I take it for granted that people know how the LVUSD school board is elected, appoints a superintendent, and votes on big issues for the district. But I realize that most parents and voters don’t really pay attention to these things. If you have any questions about how it works, and want to know so you can make your own informed decision about how to vote, send me an email at kim@agourahillsmom.com, and we’ll chat.