People love getting all kinds of holiday cards in the mail, but they love getting photo holiday cards the best. They’re personal glimpses into the sender’s life and a meaningful way to send greetings.
But before you send photo holiday cards…you have to get the perfect photos! Here are some great tips to help you get them.
DO: let your family’s personality show through in your holiday card photos – make funny faces, take selfies and have fun
DON’T: feel like you have to hire a photographer and take formal, posed shots for your holiday cards if it’s not natural for your family
DO: Use your favorite photos from Facebook or Instagram on your holiday cards
DON’T: Forget to make sure the photo size is large enough and the quality is good enough to produce in a larger format so you don’t end up with fuzzy photos
DO: include pets in your holiday card photos
DON’T: send a holiday card using only the pets’ photos – friends and family want to see YOUR faces most
DO: If you recently got married, use a wedding photo on your holiday card. Our Merry and Married Photo Holiday Card is one of our faves.
DON’T: think your holiday card can take the place of a handwritten thank you note – the two should be separate
DO: choose a card that shows off multiple photos
DON’T: forget to take individual pictures of you and your spouse, the kids, pets so you have different content to fill the photo areas
DO: browse for your perfect holiday card before taking photos
DON’T: forget to leave room in your photos for the card’s design, message area and personalization
DO: have everyone in the photo wear coordinating outfits
DON’T: wear matchy-matchy outfits – people will only see the clothing, not your faces
Choose your holiday card, say “cheese!” and you’re on your way to personal greetings this season!