Everything You Need to Know to Create the Perfect Holiday Photo Cards

Dec 29, 2020 7:24 PM ET

iCrowdNewswire   Dec 29, 2020  2:24 PM ET

Whether you’re able to spend the holidays with loved ones or are celebrating apart this year, one tradition doesn’t have to be skipped: sending out holiday cards.

Holiday cards are a wonderful way to let loved ones know you’re thinking about them. To up the ante this year, create custom cards that feature a sweet photo of your family and well wishes to friends and family alike. Indeed, this sort of customization is a great way to personalize your greeting and bring a smile to your friends’ and family members’ faces.

Thinking about making your own holiday photo cards this year? Then keep reading to learn what you need to know to craft the perfect mementos.

Pick the Perfect Card for Your Personality

There was a time when picking out holiday cards meant heading to Hallmark and choosing from a few boxes of cards with generic photos and messages inside. Thanks to the internet and digital photos, it’s now a breeze to create personalized cards — for the holidays or otherwise — without having to get up off the couch.

But creating beautiful, customized holiday cards is about more than choosing your favorite colors or patterns. You can also choose cards that suit your family’s personality and style. Whether you like things polished and formal or laid-back and fun, there’s a custom card option for everyone.

Start With a Photo, Not a Card

In addition to choosing your card style and layout, you’ll also need to select a photo (or photos) to decorate it. If you tend to choose your card first and then pick out a photo that matches, it’s time to mix things up.

Of course, taking holiday photos can present some challenges. Before you even arrive for the shoot, you’ll need to find a photographer, or gather your gear, plan outfits, and think about poses and props. And if you have little ones, you know they aren’t always eager to sit still or have their photo taken. While a fun way to create memories, bringing pets along adds another layer of difficulty. Even if it’s just you and your spouse, cold weather, wind and other challenges can sometimes get in the way.

Once you’ve selected a desirable photo or two, let it lead the way. With so many different holiday photo card options to choose from, it’s much easier to pick a card that fits your favorite photo or photos, rather than the other way around. 

Don’t Forget to Customize Your Cards

Online photo card templates allow you to quickly drag and drop your photos and prepare your holiday card in minutes. But before you order your cards, don’t forget to add a custom touch. Adding your family’s last name or each member’s name and a message can turn a standard Christmas card into a treasured keepsake. 

You can even customize your greeting on some cards to reflect the holiday (or holidays) you celebrate this time of year! Whether you want to wish your loved one’s a joyous Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year, or warm winter blessings, you can choose your greeting to further customize your cards.

Add Address Labels to Your Order to Make Sending a Breeze

You could spend hours learning how to artfully address your holiday card envelopes and then sit around even longer addressing each one. Or, you could save yourself a lot of time and effort and still get beautiful envelopes by adding your recipients’ addresses to your order. 

Going this route means your envelopes will arrive already addressed and ready to go; all you have to do is add some stamps and mail them out. Besides the recipients’ addresses, you can also customize your envelopes with different colors or choose a pattern for the inside flap for an added touch of fun and elegance.

Creating the Perfect Holiday Photo Cards

Creating the perfect holiday photo cards doesn’t have to be a challenge. Put these tips to work and you’ll create fun, beautiful cards that your friends and family will love receiving and cherish this holiday season!