We’ve chosen some of our favorite new Christmas cards to illustrate how clothing choices and the use of photo filters in your Christmas card photos can dramatically change the way your cards look. (Of course, starting with one of our awesome Christmas card designs doesn’t hurt!)
If you already have your card picked out, be sure to show it to your photographer because, aside from letting him or her know the style of photo you like, it can inspire location, posing, propping or lighting ideas. Knowing whether you may want to try black and white or a photo filter is important, too. Here are some Christmas card photo ideas from our new collection we wanted to share.
Make your colors count
The red sweater, green pants and scarf on the little boy in our Merry Merry Picture Frame Christmas Cards absolutely make the photo, especially with the white snow, dog, and relatively colorless background to make the colors really pop. Similarly, the bright colors of the shirts on the kids in our Twinkle Lights Photo Book Christmas Cards match the card’s bright color palette. If you want a bright card, wearing bright clothes is one way to achieve that!
Let your card wear the colors
Another way to emphasize bright colors is use black and white photos, and frame them in a colorful card to let the holiday message stand out. To make sure your photo looks great in black and white, wear darker colors than your skin tone so faces are highlighted. And if you are starting with a color photo and adding a black and white filter, try adding the contrast & sharpen filters or the vibrance filter to intensify the lights and darks in the photo. Four examples shown, clockwise from top left: Joy Full, Sparkly Wishes, Vintage Treescape Circle and Tall Tale Christmas Cards.
We are excited to announce our new 2013 Christmas card collection! These Christmas card ideas are full of new shapes, trends and a lot more ways for you to send your holiday wishes. Here’s a peek into the new collection, but be sure to visit our Christmas cards to see all the cheery designs.
Lovin’ our new Christmas card ideas? We thought you might… Shop our new Christmas cards and holiday photo cards today!
Remember when I shared with you my most favorite things from February in my Love it! post? I wanted to update you to show how these things I love at the time can inspire a new collection. Two things from that post made it into this year’s holiday collection! That’s right, we have designs featuring ampersands and shimmer! Here are a few sneak peeks at those new Christmas cards.
Love the clean look & fun design of an ampersand.
Maybe you’re not thinking about Christmas card ideas quite yet, but our LOUIE Award-winning designers have been working on our new (and, might we add, ah-mazing) collection, and we can’t wait to show you! Here’s a sneak peek of our top trends in Christmas cards to get you excited!
Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new Christmas card ideas from our 2013 collection! This year our holiday collection focuses on the hottest trends of the season. Vintage is a popular trend featuring Polaroid-style borders, color-washed photos, lace, kraft paper and other old-style elements in a fresh new way.
Photo Filter Vertical Christmas Cards
With one simple choice you can change the entire look of these holiday photo cards! It all starts with your favorite vertical photo on the front. You can add a filter in yellow, red or blue to create the mood, then choose from three different colored backers to match or to contrast in red, aqua or citron. You can also choose from three different holiday messages on the front: Bah Humbug; Cheery Hello; or Fa-La-La-La-La. Add your name to sign, and these unique Christmas cards are ready to order!