In search for some wonderfully free art, I ran across this project at one of my favorite blogs, Bower Power.
Here's a little tutorial:
I typed my whole project in Power Point. I am sure you can use Paint or Word. All you need is something that has text boxes for you to play around with.
You will want to adjust the fonts styles ans sizes to get the look you want. Play around with capitalization and the directions of words. You will also want to think about the size frame that you will want to display this art it. I chose to do one for a 5x7 frame, so I adjusted my margins to be 4.75"x6.75" to allow for a little room around the edges.
Then you print it out. I used regular printer paper because that is what I had, but card stock would be wonderful.
All that is left is to place this in a frame.
I think it looks wonderful, and it is very personal to me. For example, not everyone calls their town "The Land of Milk and Honey" or "The Promise Land" or has friends who call it "The Galapagos". But I do. I also know that Amicalola Falls is in Dawson County, but it was my 1st real taste of Dahlonega when Rusty chose it as our 1st date and the place where he would eventually propose to me.
You could make this for a specific state, a city, a school or college, a couple, a special friend, or even a family. All it takes is a little time thinking of personal words to describe it.
Since it is Christmas, I would love to e-mail the template I already have set up for this project in a 5x7 size. You can use what I already have and change the words around for your own art. If you would like the file for free, just leave me a comment with your e-mail address. I will send it over.
Again, I hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas!