Some of you might be aware that I follow the family tradition of creating a photo Christmas card each year. (It started when I was just a baby, but I think overall we got better over time.) I have lost support from family members so now it’s just me and as I try to tell a story and incorporate something that’s changed or new over the past year, it can be a challenge. So as I was working on creating my Christmas cards last year, I kept poking around to see what I could find in terms of formats and card makers (I got a couple of ideas I need to go back to and finish up), but one thing I found created a trading card. It didn’t have as much control as I hoped over the front or give you an option to print on the back (although someone made a suggestion about that I might try next year), but it definitely looked like a trading card. So I loaded my Christmas card photo of me, added some text and I liked it so much I decided to go ahead and print some off. My plan was to use a few in cards and then bring the rest to LauraPalooza this year. However, during moving stuff around for various Christmas parties somehow the box disappeared (it didn’t show up again until this October), so I decided to do a second card. I went ahead and sent some out to the homesites with their Christmas cards. So you may find some there. I’ll also take them along at places I present this summer in case anybody wants one, while supplies last or unless I decide it’s worth doing more. I don’t think I have it in the final format, but I’ve decided I like the idea of Trundlebed Tales trading card and I hope you do too.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library. View all posts by trundlebedtales