How To Get Beautiful Holiday Cards Done Online
November 29, 2017 | Posted in: chronic illness; support
When you’re not feeling well, participating in “normal” traditional Holiday activities can be arduous or even impossible. Coordinating annoyingly perfect matching outfits for yourself and your people, scheduling your super-model photo shoot, ordering Christmas cards, and then having to handwrite addresses on each envelope can feel like a Herculean task. Oh, and then you still have to remember to actually mail them out.
If you’re like me, you may miss out on many Holiday get-togethers due to health. Getting Christmas cards from friends and family across the nation can be a great way to connect and catch up. The inclusion of family photos in these cards become a treasured memento.
This year, I wanted to participate in the fun, but without the hassle or pain triggered by all those repeated hand motions.
Cue the discovery of online Holiday cards and invitations via Paperless Post. This was first attempt at online greetings cards, but it certainly won’t be last. The designs are beautiful and the site is incredibly user friendly.
One of the things I love most about it is how easy is it is to coordinate your favorite photos to your cards and invitations. (Or whatever you’re doing.) Once you’ve gone all matchy-match for your photo shoot, you can take it a step further and match the color scheme of your photos to the card itself. (I’m also really excited about debuting some of my kiddo’s graduation pictures via graduation party invites in the spring using this medium.)
Like most online sites, you can pull photos from anywhere on your computer, so even if you haven’t had pictures taken recently or specifically for the card, you can still pull some of your favorites from your computer and proudly display them.
When choosing photos for your cards and invitations, here are a few tips:
- Choose at least one photo where faces are prominently displayed: While more artistic shots are a great choice, you’ll want to avoid selecting photos where everyone’s face is turned to the side away from the camera in every shot.
- Choose photos from the same photo shoot or with a similar color scheme: In order to avoid clashing, and to give the card a cohesive look, try to choose photos from the same shoot, or with the same colors.
- Choose images you feel best represent you and your family: If a picture captures the essence of your family perfectly, use it!
It’s never been easier to show your people (or dog) off to family and friends this Holiday season. Coordinate those ugly Christmas sweaters and have a ball picking out just the right card to pair the photo with!
This post was created in partnership with Paperless Post
Feature Image Courtesy of Pixabay