How to Make a Personalized Holiday Card
Since the holiday season isn’t a time of year that is taxing, how about a quick little project to add to an ever growing list of things to do? Here’s how to make a personalized holiday card! It’s actually quite simple and will be more appreciated than any store bought mass produced card. This is the ultimate snowflake of a holiday greeting card!
MAKE A COSTUME
Firstly, a concept for the card is the best place to start. Since Christmas follows Halloween, there’s an opportunity to buy some deeply discounted costumes for this. I went the crafty route and constructed a giant present dress out of a moving box. You are only limited by your imagination so DREAM BIG! Or maybe you have some ridiculously festive clothing hanging around like a Harley Davidson Christmas Shirt? Pick a theme and stick with it.
The outfit is the first impression, the props are the icing on the cake. Give your mailing list something to feast their eyes upon when opening up their power bills. I paired my holiday gift dress with a headpiece I made out of old Christmas decorations. It’s a show stopper. Coupled with these satin red Aldo Stessy R pumps, I made this otherwise ridiculous box dress have a 50s pin up vibe. Poof! Like magic! Finally, add a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree for the final touch of nostalgia.
ORDER THE CARDS
My sister is a graphic designer and she always speaks highly of Moo, a company specializing in print products. Their site is super easy to use. All that is required to make a greeting card is uploading a photo. Should this be a project you want to try, my readers will receive 20% off their first Moo order. The cards arrived quickly and are PERFECT! If only I could hire someone to handwrite all the envelopes. (This is not sponsored by them. I truly enjoyed their services and paid for the product)
photographs – Katie Karpetz of Bonded Design