If museums can make art postcards, why can't you? Transform kids' designs into a pack of picture postcards that make a great gift.
Black and white designs are the least expensive, but you can also try two-color cards at your copy shop; 100 cards run approximately $25.
Select four designs your children have drawn over the year (or ask them to draw new designs). Simple black-and-white drawings will copy and reduce best (have younger children use large black felt pens).
Then, take the artwork to a photocopy shop and reduce it to a 4 1/4- by 5 1/2-inch size. The four postcards can be pasted on a standard 8 1/2- by 11-inch sheet of paper. Ask for the designs to be photocopied on card stock and cut by the store staff (to copy and cut about 100 postcards runs approximately $12).
Postcard packets can be grouped by child, by theme or by assorted designs. Insert a slip of paper with a gift message, then seal the whole lot in ziplock plastic bags. Finish off with a bow.