Make The Holidays Come Alive This Year: How To Get The Most From A Photo Card

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As summer fades and the weather begins to turn colder, it is time to start thinking about the holiday season.  When you plan early, you will be able to get good deals on the things that you want to purchase, and you will not suffer the same stress that others will feel who are rushing to get everything done at the last minute.  You probably have a Christmas card list that you need to send cards to, but most Christmas cards are so generic that they are not much in the holiday spirit.  You want a card that conveys love and appreciation for some of the people to whom oyu are sending cards, and the best way to do that is with photo cards.  To get the best photo cards there are several things that you need to do.

The Wardrobe

The first thing that you will need to address for your photo card is what the people in the picture are going to wear.  You will want the outfits to coordinate somewhat, but if everyone looks too similar, then the card looks fake and more than a little cheesy.  On the other hand, if you are making a photo card with just your young children, then coordinated outfits can look adorable.  Everyone should be wearing something  that they feel comfortable wearing so that the picture looks as natural as possible.  You want the picture to convey warmth and a sense of friendliness to the people who are receiving it, and that is only accomplished when the people in the photo look like they want to be there.

The Setting

Next, you need to think about where you are going to have the photos made.  You can spend the time and money to have some family pictures made, either at a studio or with a freelancer, and you will get a large number of pictures that you can enjoy for a long time.  You can also choose to take the pictures yourself, which will add a lot more personal touch to the image.  Whatever the case may be, you want the setting to be inviting.  Photos taken in the living room of your home or in the front yard make the recipient feel closer to your family than pictures that were taken inside a studio.  The backdrop should be festive and it should work with the wardrobe that you have picked out so the picture flows as a whole.

The Card

Once the picture has been taken it is time to make the card.  There are ways that you can create your own photo cards at home, using photo editing and design programs.  If you are comfortable with this software, then making your own card is a breeze; however, if you do not have experience with this type of software, you will find up wasting a lot of time and money to get a subpar product.  One of the best things that you can do is to upload your photo to a site that will allow you to create and design the card using their templates, so that you do not have to worry about the design elements and placing text in the right places.  When you consider the time and cost of printer ink for photos, the cost of getting the photo cards made by a professional is well worth the initial expense.

A photo Christmas card is the best way to connect with loved ones that you know you will not be able to see during the holiday season.  A card that is created with the right design elements and has been made professionally can enhance the mood of the season and make you feel much better about the holidays.

I am Brianna Bonds, and I am a professional photographer.  I work with clients all the time to create family photos for their own holiday cards, but for a long time I did not know where to send them for the cards themselves.  Then I discovered bunny prints and I have been recommending them ever since.  You can go to and choose the design that you want, upload your photo and get the card made all for a little over a dollar a card.  I highly recommend Bunny Prints if you are in the market for Christmas photo cards.