Need some holiday card inspiration?
Are you planning to send holiday cards this year? My proofs just arrived from the printer, so I'm finishing up with a couple tweaks here and there and can't wait to send them out in a few weeks. In the meantime, I thought I'd share our card from last year (above), as well as some cute ideas I've been eyeing.
As a photographer, I like to keep our cards simple so the design won't distract from the photos. I use Photoshop, sometimes in combination with Illustrator or InDesign, to create and add text and graphics.
In my mind, Cricket looks the same now as she did a year ago, so pulling up this photo made me gasp. She was really just a baby back then! And how did we forget to include little Nora? Oh, wait...Nora was just a baby bump. Our life has changed a lot since I took this shot; now we have double the joy (and a fraction of the sleep).
Do any of these ideas resonate with you?
Some tips on prepping for a family photo from Design Mom. (You must check out her adorable Christmas pics.)
I'm coveting this return address stamp. And this one, too.
Could these envelopes in peacock add an interesting twist?
Here's a cute sentiment. And this one will never get old.
Chalkboard template, anyone?
Don't forget to seal the deal.
I'm excited our mailbox to be filled once again with holiday cards from friends and family!
(Looking for gift ideas? Check out my shop and holiday discounts.)
11/19/2012 07:24:11 pm
We use amazingmail.com - once you have the image you want, you can upload the .jpeg to their site and enter the addresses (it takes some time the first time, but then you never have to do it again - and they do NOT sell the addresses) and then it costs about $1/postcard including postage, only slightly more for international, and they just send it out for you. We've used this for our Save the Dates for our wedding, our birth announcements, various invitations, and occasionally sending postcards from vacations to friends and family.
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