Custom holiday cards are a fantastic way to spread some cheer and make family and friends feel special. Aren’t you always a little disappointed when you open a festive envelope only to find a generic card with just the sender’s name under the printed message? There are so many easy and affordable ways to make holiday greetings your own and even to send out a variety of designs tailored to each recipient as personalized gifts. You can add their names, favorite colors or motifs and take out or change religious references.
Of course, adding a brief note or the latest family news is the only way to truly personalize your holiday cards. And we’ve all gotten the three-page newsletter detailing each family member’s triumphs and accomplishments in the last year. It’s usually rounded out with several paragraphs about how blissfully happy and unbelievably lucky they all are. Sigh. To avoid that pitfall, author and lifestyle blogger Camille Styles suggests, “If you’re sending a newsletter-style card, it’s great to include exciting info about members of the family, but don’t make it all about trophies, wins and bragging rights. The goal here is not to impress the recipients on your list but rather to share the experiences and opportunities for growth that made the year unforgettable.” To help you create the perfect custom holiday cards as part of personalized gifts, we’ve got these 15 handy tips.
Tinyprints has a huge selection of customizable holiday cards, including foil stamped, letterpress and laser cut designs. You can add your own photos and add a personal message inside. They even offer personalized postage and gift-wrap—which you may want all year long!