How to Make Your Christmas Cards Stand Out This Year


It is hard to believe it, but Christmas is already around the corner.

Starbucks red cups are out and department stores have decked the halls. This can only mean one thing… it’s time to think about Christmas cards.

If the mention of Christmas cards causes you to break out in a cold sweat, don’t worry. I have a few terrific tips that will make your Christmas cards gorgeous. Send out cards like these and everyone will be impressed.

3 Ways to Make Your Christmas Cards Unforgettable

Want the best cards ever this year? Here’s how to get them:

Pick One Theme Instead of Using Everything Related to The Holidays

When sending “Season’s Greetings”, more is not always better. With a Christmas tree in the background, a sticker of a snowman in the corner, and a tagline that reads “Merry wishes from out little elves,” you run the danger of over-doing the holiday spirit.

For a classier and cleaner version, pick one theme. Or even just one color scheme. This is a great way to make it look like you’ve put a lot of thought into your cards without too much extra effort. 

Make Your Friends and Family Laugh By Sending a Funny Photo

If you are a lighthearted family, why not show off your festive humor? There’s no need to stick to the classic photographs if they don’t represent your family. Plus your kids will be more interested in the photo shoot if they get to have fun. Here are a few funny Christmas card ideas I love:

You could turn Christmas-cookie baking time into a hilarious food fight. Or go over-the-top with ugly sweaters, matching outfits, and exaggerated enthusiasm. Another idea is to find a candid photograph from your childhood and have your family reenact the scene, then send the two photos together for extra laughs. 

Steal Ideas From Your Favorite Christmas Stories

Is reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas or watching A Christmas Story a family tradition? Use these (or any other) Christmas traditions to make your cards unique.  One idea is to take inspiration from your favorite story, pick a well-known scene from that story, and reconstruct it with your family.

Imagine finding a small twig that looks like the tree in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Your family could dress like the characters and stand around the famous tree. The photograph will be clever and festive all at once. You can do this with any book, movie, or story that means something to your family. 

Use Kiss Photography for Amazing Christmas Photographs

The key to an eye-catching Christmas card is a beautiful photograph. Simply contact me and we can schedule a session to capture the perfect photos. We can work with any of the above ideas or come up with our very own clever and gorgeous Christmas photographs. Either way, I will take photos that will make your Christmas cards the envy of your friends and family this holiday season.

Talk soon,
Margherita :)

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