5 ways to create personalized holiday cards

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My favorite cards at Christmas are personalized, how about you? Those are the cards that I save and put in my photo album. I love to see how my family and friends’ families have grown over the past year, especially those that I don’t see often. This year, I will be creating personalized holiday cards and I encourage you to try it. Now is the time to start thinking about getting your cards ready, Christmas will be here before we know it!

5 ways to create personalized holiday cards

  1. Have fun with photos. Having a photo in a personalized card is a must for me. There are many cards where you can put multiple photos of your family and kids.  Use pictures of you with Santa, this summer’s beach vacation, gag photos, dress up as your favorite movie characters or theme just for fun, just be creative!
  2. Have fun with multiple cards: funny cards and serious cards. Do you have a super silly family picture that is perfect for family members but maybe not so for extended family, friends, & colleagues? With personalized holiday cards, you can do both! Have fun with your cards and it will reflect more who you are and people will enjoy them more. By making multiple cards, you can send them to more people, don’t forget those special people in your life now and those from your past, everyone loves receiving a personalized greeting card.
  3. Personalize your message. Avoid just saying “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”. This is your time to shine. Create a meaningful card with your own word or even a poem. By all means, personally SIGN all cards that you mail out, add a note if there is space.
  4. Let your kids get involved! Kids can help design the cards and even chose who to send them to. A personalized card from a child is a gift itself for grandparents and family members. Let them design a card just for their friends too!
  5. Create your own cards at home with card stock, glitter, stickers, paint, and a lot of imagination! Or, go online for a fabulous selection of cards that you can personalize.

How to order personalized holiday cards online

There are many places to order online, it is best to find one that you trust and is easy to navigate. A great online company to create custom holiday cards is PurpleTrail. Purple Trail’s personalized holiday cards has a style for everyone. They are organized nicely too by type, holiday cards, Christmas cards, etc. The website is very simple to navigate with many options to choose from – way more than the drug stores in town!

First, create an account with your email address. Next, browse the cards to find the one you like best. Then, try it out for size. It is simple to change text to create the most personalized holiday card, simply click on the text to change it and start typing. Adding photos are easy to, simply upload your favorite photo. Then, drag and drop the photo in the card. You can re-size the photo and move it wherever you want on the card. You have complete control over your card with PurpleTrail.com.

You can even change the text on the inside of the card.

I love personalized postcards too for holiday greeting cards. In fact, it is what I order the most. The postcards that I receive from friends and family go right on my fridge, I save them and have them out way after the other holiday cards are packed away.

With Purple Trail’s you can even see the quality before ordering! Just order a Free Sample Pack and you’ll get a sample flat card, postcard, & folded card in just 2 business days!

Why I personalize holiday cards

I have sent both traditional boxed cards from Walmart in the past. One year we tried to be creative and sent humorous cards out. That didn’t go over too well. Many people didn’t get the joke.

For the past several years, I’ve sent personalized cards with  photos, they are so well received. People take time to call and thank me for my personalized photo card even. Plus, it is more affordable than you think. I suggest you do it now so it is all done and ready to be mailed before you begin to feel the holiday rush.

This is not a paid post. By posting about PurpleTrail, I am eligible for a PurpleTrail gift code. Have a blog? You can post too with these Blogger Post Details.

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