But before you send photo holiday cards…you have to get the perfect photos! Here are some great tips to help you get them.
DO: let your family’s personality show through in your holiday card photos – make funny faces, take selfies and have fun!
DON’T: feel like you have to hire a photographer and take formal, posed shots for your holiday cards if it’s not natural for your family.
DO: Use your favorite photos from Facebook or Instagram on your holiday cards.
DON’T: Forget to make sure the photo size is large enough and the quality is good enough to produce in a larger format so you don’t end up with fuzzy photos.
DO: include pets in your holiday card photos.
DON’T: send a holiday card using only the pets’ photos – friends and family want to see YOUR faces most.
DO: If you recently got married, use a wedding photo on your holiday card.
DON’T: think your holiday card can take the place of a handwritten thank you note – the two should be separate.
DO: choose a card that shows off multiple photos.
DON’T: forget to take individual pictures of you and your spouse, the kids, pets so you have different content to fill the photo areas.
DO: browse for your perfect holiday card before taking photos.
DON’T: forget to leave room in your photos for the card’s design, message area and personalization.
DO: have everyone in the photo wear coordinating outfits.
DON’T: wear matchy-matchy outfits – people will only see the clothing, not your faces.
Choose your holiday card, say “cheese!” and you’re on your way to personal greetings this season!
Written by Amy for Carlson Craft