If you love the holiday season as much as we do, chances are you prepare for it year-round. You might make note of unique gift ideas, watch sale items or shop for holiday decorations in the off season. So why not start planning your family holiday card as well? Summer vacation is just around the corner and that usually means there are many family memories about to be made. Be sure to capture some "card worthy" snapshots throughout the summer months so that this year's holiday card is quick and easy to create.
The card plays a big part
Spend some time considering what type of card you want to send. If you want to include multiple photos, you might search for designs that include a collage-style template. This format will allow you to feature multiple photos- it's a great way to chronicle moments from the year all in one card.
Many families only get the opportunity to see each other a few times a year. If you want to share a collection of photos that will give your loved ones an idea of how you have been, try a gallery-style card! Thirteen frames are just waiting for your images, whether they're of your children frolicking at Disneyland, your grandparents enjoying a walk on the beach, or you and your spouse taking in a stunning sunset, your loved ones will get a great idea of what you've been up to with a card like this. It'll be a hard one to throw away, with so many memories included, so they're likely to keep it in their collection for years to come.
Add a whimsical touch
If you were able to capture a priceless moment on your vacation, use that photo as your inspiration for a funny holiday greeting! Are you a pet person? You don't need to have kids to send a photo card. Consider sending a holiday card that features your animals. "Meowey Christmas And Happy Howlidays" is certain to get a laugh or two.
The genius of using vacation photos for your holiday greeting cards is that you can also use those pictures for other messages as well! Put your children's happy smiles on school holiday pageant announcements, congrats cards for sports awards, talent show or recital invitations, and even your child's birthday party invites.