Holiday Photo Cards Planning
Grandparents Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas will soon be here along with all the other special occasions we buy specialÂ greetingÂ cards for family and friends. Why notÂ reduce your holiday stress and save time byÂ ordering customÂ special occasion and holiday photo cards to send to grandparents, family, and friends.
Take advantage of all the wonderful photos you have taken during the year andÂ choose your favoritesÂ to create your own custom photo cards and gifts. Grandparents usually prefer photo cards and gifts of their grandchildren and children.Â Photo cardsÂ are gifts that can be enjoyed all year.
You still have time to take more photos. Make a plan now and you’ll reduce even more stress!Â How to Take the Perfect Holiday Card Photo gives you more reasons to order custom photo greeting cardsÂ plus tips on how toÂ plan forÂ that perfect photo.
Here are a few additional planning tips from a Today.MSNBC.com article, How to take great holiday-card photos by Elizabeth Mayhew. These, too, will help you take the best family holiday card photos at home:
- Have a plan before you drag everyone into frame. Make sure furniture is properly set up or front porch is swept. Set up furniture so family members are at different levels, i.e., one person is sitting, another standing, another kneeling.
- Tight, simple graphic images without too much going on in the background make for an elegant photo. People want to see you and/or your family, not your recently redecorated living room.
- Kids have a short attention span when it comes to photo taking â€” as does your family pet if you plan on having him in the shot. Make sure you have a treat to tempt them with after picture taking is over.
Holiday Photo Cards Reduce Stress
To reduce the stress of the holidays, all the experts advise us to plan – toÂ make a list earlyÂ and check it twice! On that list should be Holiday Cards. Making your own holiday cards can be very time consuming. I have a friend who starts in July to makeÂ her custom holiday and special occasion cards for the coming year. But for me, IÂ need to go with minimumÂ effortÂ and order them online. It is so much easier and I can easily cross it off my holiday “to do” list.
Our children and grandchildren haveÂ a planÂ for a family photo shoot day in September. We will use the timer setting for full family photos, then take turns taking each other’s individual family photots. WeÂ will haveÂ enough photos to use for each family’s holiday photo cards.
Holiday Photo Cards
If you aren’t the creative type and are short on time during the very busyÂ upcomong months, take a look atÂ Snapily Greeting Cards pageÂ for personalized holiday photo cards. (If you don’t find the holiday, type it in the search box for a page of wonderful choices.) You can also findÂ special occasionÂ photo cards, wedding invitations, birth announcements, and gifts too.Â You’llÂ find a wonderful assortment to choose from and you can order your own custom holiday cards to personalize the occasion. I’m know you’ll like what you see. Look for the animated and 3D styles. They are amazing!
Here’s a gift idea: Send a special holiday card to your grandkids and children with a special something inside from Snapily, too!
I don’t send cards for holidays except for Christmas and birthdays because my kids and grandkids are all nearby, but if they lived a long distance away, I would. Members of the younger generation tend not to send a lot of cards, at least mine don’t. Do you think there will come a time when greeting cards sent by mail will be a thing of the past?