Day 14 of Blogmas already? For those new to the blog, I’m posting every single day leading up Christmas. Yes, 25 posts. To all of my returning readers, welcome back. When thinking of what to write in a daily post, it can be difficult. Some posts are more lengthy than others. There’s planning & DIY, reflections, a few of my favorite things (pun intended). Today’s post is all about quick and easy christmas cards.
As always, be sure to click the links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.
Are holiday photo Christmas cards still a thing? I see plenty floating around and I receive my fair share, but is it something that your family does/has done. I don’t send any out. Hell, I don’t send any Christmas cards. I’m not a scrooge or anything, it’s just something I’ve never done. I think holiday photos are great to document how a family grows once you have children. For relatives/friends near and far they can see each year. Now, are these meant to be saved, it depends on how close you are to the person in my opinion.
There are so many ways to create one that is super cheap and won’t break your bank, but I have two that I absolutely love.
You can create just about anything on Canva. You can create a resume, thumbnails, business cards, postcards, banners, brochures, etc. They have plenty of templates to choose from to make your process as easy as a drag and drop. They also have free clip art that you can add in to make it a little more festive. All you have to do is take your photo, upload it to Canva, pick your template and print. Canva accounts are FREE, but they do have pro options which gives you a bit more here and there, but you can easily get by with the free account.
If you don’t have a printer at home, save it to your desktop/phone and have it printed at your local Walgreens / Rite Aide / CVS / Staples. Whichever. Also be sure to search for coupons for these. If I was printing a lot I’d just print them like I would any other photo. Before printing it will show you if the resolution will print correctly or not.
When it comes to printing photos and making photo books, Shutterfly has always been my go to. Plus there’s unlimited photo storage which makes it easy to organize photos throughout the year. When you sign up now, you’ll receive:
- 50 free prints
- 1 free magnet
- 1 free set of address labels
Plus Shutterfly has deals all year round that you can maximize and bank on. This is far from a sponsored post, but I love sharing deals with you all whenever I can. Who doesn’t like a fast and easy process and you save money along the way!
When designing your holiday card you can choose from the format and number of photos on the card to the size, paper type, trim, and more. It’s easy to just click away and play around to see what works best for what you want. There are cards as low as $.40/card to $1.65/card. You can have just text or add a photo depending on the template. If you’re looking to keep it simple just go with the basics. Don’t stress yourself out over a Christmas card.
Also, if you don’t have professional photos, it’s not the end of the world. They’re cute, really cute. Still, if you have a collection of photos on your phone that captured key moments, use them. They add authenticity and an added personal touch.