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How to choose that Holiday Card Photo

It can be difficult to choose a photo for your holiday cards. Should you choose something you already have, or take a new one? Use one from the beach this past summer or pose by the Christmas tree? Use a candid from last year’s present unwrapping or pose everybody in matching clothes?

Holiday CardsThere are different ways to decide which photos to use for your holiday cards. First, you can choose a favorite photo that you already have. This might be easier , but can also be less fun and creative. Next you would match it to one of Indigo Envelope’s templates and have us recreate the design just for you, using your photo or photos.

The other way to go is to choose one of our many templates and then take a photo that you feel would match the holiday card. There are so many templates on our site to choose from. Spend some time perusing, and you will find one that matches what you have in mind.

Candid photos work well on holiday cards because they capture personalities better than posed photos. To get the perfect Hanukkah or Christmas photo to use in your cards, take plenty of photos if you haven’t already chosen one. Take close ups, and zoom out as well. Shoot from different angles. This way, you will have more choices for the perfect photo for your holiday cards.

humphrey_family_holiday_photo_card_9x9If you choose to pose the family, you don’t all have to wear the same outfit. You can dress in coordinating colors. Be sure, however, that you don’t blend in with the background (often a fireplace, menorah, or Christmas tree).

Think about backgrounds also. Yours doesn’t have to be a holiday background. Here, think outside of the box. Think of the ocean in the summer or a snowy mountain while on a ski trip. Consider photos that LEAVE EMPTY space to make it easy for a designer to put dark text over a light background. If you are posing for a Christmas photo, you might consider having your photographer take this into consideration. (These two postcard designs are good examples of that.)

The most important part of choosing a photo for your holiday card is to choose a template that you like, and a photo that shows who you really are. Be real, show your personalities, and they will shine through.


It’s Holiday Card Time!

Even before Halloween, there are already holiday decor items out in the stores this year. For those of us who like to plan ahead, it can be a little bit stressful to start thinking about that holiday season to-do list.

At Indigo Envelope, we want to make your life a little bit easier this season. That’s why this year we’re offering a variety of holiday cards. Choose your paper, envelope color, and send us your address list in an excel file. We can even address them, stuff them, seal them, and stamp them for you.

Special offer: ORDER BEFORE NOVEMBER 5th, and we’ll print your return address on your envelopes for FREE.

ON AN ORDER of 100 CARDS, you would SAVE $50!

For more details, please feel free to email us. Or go ahead and SUBMIT YOUR HOLIDAY CARD ORDER HERE. We’ll look over your request and be back in touch to get your cards en route so you can relax and enjoy your holiday season.


We also have a lot of FANCY SCHMANCY HOLIDAY CARDS that would have to be priced out based on the specifics of your order. For an idea of the possibilities, you can visit our Envelopments holiday card gallery. And no, we didn’t forget HANUKKAH. We have a lot of fabulous ready-to-go design ideas in our Envelopments Hanukkah card gallery, too. All of our fancier cards are highly customizable.

Many of these fancy templates could be used to create simple photo cards, too. So let us know if you see something you like.

And don’t forget: If you have been recently married this year, your holiday card is a great place to share a celebration photo and remind your friends and family of your newlywed address.

Hopefully, we’ll be hearing from you soon, and we can get started on your winter holiday greetings!

Here’s a look at this year’s holiday card pricing at a glance:

Holiday Cards Pricing 2014