While I am still waiting for the information I need aboutthe legal issues of making MP3s out of your CDs,I didn't want to sit here in silence and eat all thepandoro I can get.So I'd like to help you create your own Christmas/New Year's card withthe GIMP
First of all, get a suitable image to work on. I had one handy: mychild in his bath with a foam beard that made him look so similar to Santa Claus.
If you took it with your digital camera it wouldbe probably too big and heavy to comfortably fit into an email message,so the first thing to do is to scale it. I recommend to keep the widerside at 600 pixels, but 400 would be definitely better.
After that, select the text tool button in the GIMP's toolbox; finda nice typeface, a pretty color and an appropriate size, click on theimage and write the text. If you don't like anything in the textattributes (say: the typeface) you can change it and have the textautomatically reflect the change.
That's all! There's nothing else to do, and nothing else to say. May this newupcoming year be the best one you ever lived!