How to Make an Attention-Grabbing Christmas Photo Card
Christmas is a special time when families, friends, and loved ones come together to celebrate the holiday season. There are many ways that you can share your Christmas cheer with those closest to you, including sending an eCard or picture card with a personalized message, so it arrives in plenty of time for the big day.
Christmas photo cards are great for updating friends and family on the things in your life or sharing your favorite holiday memories. You can even include photos of Christmas celebrations past, present, and future. The following are tips to help you make an attention-grabbing Christmas photo card:
Use a High-Quality Photo
It’s always better to use high-quality photos than ‘stock’ images that don’t require permission for use. The picture should match the message of your Christmas card, so it’s best to include several shots of your family, pets, home, friends, and festive activities. A high-quality photo will make the recipient feel like they are right there with you.
Create a Personalized Message
Personalize your message to add an extra special touch and include details such as:
- why they took the photo
For example, if the picture is of a friend or family member holding their new baby, then write something about how much they have been looking forward to the arrival of their new addition. A little bit of honest flattery can go a long way and is always appreciated by the recipient.
Use an Interesting Font for Your Message
Your message should be straightforward and catch your recipients’ attention. Look out for fun fonts with a Christmas feel for a festive touch, such as snowflakes or snowmen. Make sure the message can be easily read. The message should be simple to read, which a large font size will help. Text that is too small can be difficult for the receiver to read, especially when printed on an image background. The overall look of your Christmas photo card should appeal to both adults and children and make them excited to open it up and see what is inside.
Create a Unique Design or Layout
Include festive elements such as snowflakes, reindeer, candy canes, or string from the top of your image card. These little touches will help create a unique design that differs from any traditional Christmas photo card. If you have the time, set up a scene in your home/office to demonstrate your Christmas photo card (e.g., if it’s about spending quality time with family, then decorate your tree and fireplace).
Accessorize Your Outfit
If you include yourself in your Christmas photo card, then dress up in festive clothes to demonstrate to your loved ones that you’re feeling the Christmas cheer. It’s a good idea to look at a few images of celebrities who have dressed up in festive clothing for this time of year so that you can get ideas on what your outfit should look like. Doing so will help enhance the festive atmosphere and allow your friends and family to feel like they are right there with you.
Crafting a truly unique Christmas card can be challenging, but if you follow this guide and use your creativity, then it should be much easier to create something that stands out from the rest. There are no right or wrong ways to design your photo card; when in doubt, add some color and fun, festive elements such as snowflakes.