Personalized & Professional Printing
Although traditional holiday cards will always make loved ones smile, unique photo cards make it even more personal. Use a high-quality stationer to create and customize greeting cards without the burden of actually making and printing the cards. Online services, such as Minted.com, offer various selections to ensure each card is unique. Whether you like flat cards in various shapes or folded cards in bold colors, you’ll find an aesthetic look that reflects your family’s personal style.
Professionally printed cards have much higher quality than your standard boxed holiday card. Choose from thick and luxurious signature paper, pearlescent paper or double- or even triple-thick paper. You can even go green with premium 100 percent recycled paper. The photo card can be created on easy-to-use card creator software while at home with your little one on your lap. Upload your photo, fill in the text area with a personalized greeting and choose from a wide range of designs to make the card one of a kind.
DIY & Handmade Works of Art
If you love a do-it-yourself look, photo holiday cards can be created at home with just a few materials and creativity, especially from your brood. To create a homemade photo Christmas card, you will need high-quality card stock, a blank folded card, double-sided tape, a utility knife, embossing tools, and your favorite photograph of your new baby.
- Step 1: Emboss your card design onto a blank folded card by pressing the rubber stamp design onto an embossing pad. Next, press the stamp over the card using firm pressure. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped design and lightly tap to remove excess powder. Use a heated gun to melt the powder to create a glossy finish.
- Step 2: Use the utility knife to cut an opening out of the front of the folded card, slightly smaller than the photograph. Shapes can be square, rectangular or whimsical. A ruler can help you achieve a straight edge.
- Step 3: Trace the perimeter of the closed folded card onto a piece of card stock. Cut out the card stock to the exact size of the card. Use double-sided tape to attach the photograph to the cardstock in the proper position, and ensure that it will be easily seen through the cut-out you made on the front of the folded card. Lastly, tape the card stock and photograph to the inside of the frame.
(Photo by Minted.com)