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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Clever Personalized Christmas Card Ideas

Have you been thinking about what you will do for this year's Christmas card? Are you tired of buying the same boxes of snowman and reindeer cards?  Are you looking for a fresh, fun new idea? Consider sending a more personalized Christmas greeting - a photo Christmas card is a unique way to send holiday wishes to friends and family. 

Photo Christmas cards come in many creative styles and colors.  Some cards have one focal photo while others feature two or more photos. Many Christmas photo cards have the option to include a short personal message.

Here are some ideas to help you create a clever personalized Christmas card using a photo card:

  • Think 'outside the box' when choosing a photo. Not all photo Christmas cards need to have a picture of the kids sitting on Santa's lap or the whole family posed in holiday sweaters. Capture another fun family moment where your family's personality shines through - baking Christmas cookies together, a family ski trip, making the annual gingerbread house, or finding the perfect Christmas tree.
  • Have trouble getting everyone to smile and look at the camera at the same time? Consider a photo Christmas card that allows for multiple photos. Choose photos that give everyone a moment to shine.
  • Don't forget the pets (they're part of the family too). Put a Santa hat on the dog and some reindeer antlers on the cat and snap that photo.
  • Optimize your color scheme. While your whole family doesn't need to dress in red or green, having everyone dress within the same range of colors will make the photo seem more cohesive. Or change all the photos to black & white or sepia toned, so you don't have to worry about the colors clashing. Coordinating the colors will help you choose a Christmas photo card design that compliments the color scheme of your photo(s).
 The sky is the limit when it comes to designing your personalized Christmas photo card, so have fun creating some Christmas cheer! 

Written by Kevin Phelps from SEO.com and Storm Litz.

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