Monday, November 21, 2011
Make Your Own Holiday Cards—11/21/11
From design to printing, these tips will help you send a special holiday greeting this year.
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- The family photo. Perhaps the most common and obvious choice for a Christmas card is to use a family photo. It may be standard, but it's also well received. Far-flung friends and family will be especially happy to see your smiling faces, particularly if this card is the only chance they'll have this year. There's nothing wrong with this approach, so don't be shy putting a great family photo to use on your card. If possible, use a photograph made especially for the annual greeting.
- The big event. Did you move this year? Perhaps you bought a new home, or maybe you had a baby? These life-changing events are big news, and the perfect thing to illustrate your holiday cards. If you bought a new house, consider decorating it with lights and photographing that for your card. A new baby? Dress her up in a Santa hat and it's sure to be a crowd pleaser. If you relocated halfway across the country, consider incorporating some special element of your new locale into the holiday card—a cactus covered in bright lights or a skyscraper decked out for the season. These major life changes are the ideal fodder for your custom card.
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