1.09.2013

Christmas Card Photos As Phone Contacts

A quick and fun idea for you today!  I saw this on Pinterest; it originally hails from the blog Under The Sycamore.

When I took down the photo Christmas cards we received this year, I used my cell phone to take a quick picture of friends and family, then assigned the photo to their contact.

So easy!  Even for those of us who are not so techy.

Take a photo of the photo. :) 
If you have an iPhone you have to hold it the long way when you take the photo or the contact picture will be sideways.  
Whether your phone is an iPhone or not, if it has the ability to take pictures, it would most likely give you the option to assign pictures to contacts.
Choose the contact to assign the picture to.
 
And voila….when your phone rings you get a shot of some happy smiling faces!

When I showed my 14 year old that I did this, he said,
"Wow Mom, is that what you do all day???"  
Mmmmmhmmmm.  Sweet.  What was that little nugget on my 2013 resolutions list?
Don't let adolescent angst bring me down.
Right right right.

FYI, Sassafrass, I took about 20 pictures in the span of two minutes when I took the Christmas cards down, and later on, when I was waiting to pick you up from school, I assigned the photos to contacts in about 5 minutes.

And now I have little cuties smiling at me when my phone rings!

Some fun changes coming this way soon!  Can't wait to show you.

Hope your day is productive and GOOD!

xo,

15 comments:

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

That's a great idea. We still haven't taken down our Christmas cards yet. I just love looking at them!

Ange said...

Love this idea! I could have done this while dying on the couch the past few days. Oooh, changes are fun, can't wait to see what's coming our way on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea and the pumpkin pie pictures included in the post ;) ox
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Andrea said...

I love this idea. Thanks for the quick tutorial too. I often have to ask my 10 year old how to work my i-phone. Love that resolution too. I need to add that one to my list.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

THIS IS BRILLIANT! I really want to do this before I put the cards away...how fun!

Tiffany said...

What a great idea...too bad I already threw all my cards away:( Maybe next year.

Carolyn at Moose Mouse Creations said...

Great idea...thanks!

Dana Frieling said...

I'll have to file this one away for next year. Is it horrible that I already got rid of this years cards?!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Great idea...I keep saying, I wish my niece would come visit so I can grab a picture of her. Duh!!

pam {simple details} said...

Dang! Mine are already stored away ~ so funny people get rid of them. I've never thought of throwing them out! :)
Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Privet and Holly said...

I am so doing this
before I put the
Christmas card
basket away! I
have a date with
myself on the 25th
of every month
this year to do
something related
to Christmas {file
recipes, look through
books & mags, pinterest,
etc.} and on Jan. 25
it will be to re-read
my cards. I'll be
snapping away, as
I do....love it!

xo Suzanne

Julie Boarder said...

Love this idea (although it will be next year as I threw mine out already, oops).

LOL about your 14 year old son, those words could have come out of my 16 year old sons mouth word for word!!

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Ron said...

That's a genius idea. Too bad I threw away all my cards. Next year. Next year!