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When our designers first introduced the Colorful Kaleidoscope Photo Book Christmas Cards it immediately became one of our favorite Christmas card ideas. They envisioned families filling it with family photos and casual snapshots surrounded with color and Christmas wishes for friends and family to open with love. This month’s featured favorite goes well beyond their expectations.
The beauty of the photographs transcends the holiday message and turns these Christmas cards into keepsakes that friends and family can keep forever. We contacted this proud mom, Mary-Margaret, who says, “I am a return customer, as I used your wonderful company for my Christmas card last year. I have ordered several versions of this year’s card to get it just the way I want it before I order all 160 cards to send out to family and friends.
Have you seen our new collection of Christmas cards designed just for pet owners? Check them out! In addition to featuring one or more photos of your pet, these cards feature colorful pet-themed patterns and messages. This year, let your cat or dogs speak for the entire family in wishing everyone a furry & bright Christmas!
Did you know we have Christmas cards specifically designed for small photos like Instagram and mobile phone photos? Well, we do! And they are some of our freshest card designs.
These mobile photo friendly Christmas cards let you use lots of little photos to show all the things you’ve been up to this year, or the many sides of your fabulous personality, or perhaps all the tricks your dog can do! You don’t have to choose just one photo to represent your whole year. Here are some Christmas cards that work great with Instagram photos.
To help you choose a card from our amazing collection of photo Christmas card ideas, we asked our team to pick their favorites and tell you why. Let us know whose idea you like best!
Christy, The Photographer
The INSTANT I saw this card, I fell in love. The colors, the shapes, the sparkle & gold. Loved.It.All. Geometric shapes are very popular right now and the element of gold sealed the deal. It also has 24 photos, which could be a little intimidating, but with a hobby of photography and an addiction to getting my boys’ photos taken, I am not short on photos. Yes, you heard right, I have boys, and I am choosing a card full of purples, pinks and gold. They’ll get over it.
David, The Wise Dad
My favorite Christmas card this year is the Foil Photo Spinner. It’s truly unique. How many cards are you going to get that are interactive? The out-of-the-envelope wow factor is very high. Pretty sure it’ll knock the proverbial socks off my friends and family. I don’t have my photos for the card yet, but because this card keeps the photos separate, I don’t have to worry about making them look good next to each other. I have the flexibility to use whatever photos I like.
Megan, The New Homeowner
I like the picture frame cards because they’re clever. I haven’t seen the idea anywhere else. I love the idea that my card could survive the recycling bin come January. (It would certainly stick around all year at my house!) And there’s the feeling of engaging with the people you’re sending it to. I imagine them folding the kickstand into place, turning the card back around and feeling a little spark of delight as they place it on their mantle.
Now that Fall is upon us and family photo sessions are being booked for this year’s Christmas cards, we have pulled together some of our most helpful suggestions for each step along the way. Yes, you can get Christmas-card-worthy photos done while enjoying every moment!
Step 1. Clothing options. If you are going to get professional photos taken, you’ll want to start thinking about what to wear for your family photo. Do you want the family to be wearing light colors, or are brights more your style? Will you need to take a colorful background into consideration, or will your clothing add color to the photo? If you need some ideas and inspiration for your family photo ideas, be sure to read our blog post, What to Wear for your Family Photos, and check out our Christmas photo ideas Pinterest board to get you started.
Step 2. Book your photographer and talk to them about your style. Once you know you want professional photos taken and have started thinking about your clothing options, start scouting out local photographers. You’ll want to look at their website and see if the photos they have taken match your style. Once you have chosen a photographer, set up a session and send them your favorite family photo ideas. Are you going to use props? Is it going to be on a beach, or in the woods, or maybe you want to do it in the snow? Local photographers can offer suggestions for locations in the area.