The holiday season is fast approaching and you know what that means, Christmas cards! I don’t know about you but sending and receiving these joyful holiday cards always makes me happy. I love catching up with family and friends and getting to see their faces displayed all over my house as the weather (slowly) changes and Christmas music is playing everywhere. There’s just something so nostalgic about holiday cards, isn’t there? Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite tips to make sending Christmas cards easy this year!
Find a photographer you trust.
One of the best parts of holiday cards is sharing family photos! I love watching them arrive in my mailbox and opening to see lots of smiling faces. Finding a photographer you know and love to capture that new portrait makes it even easier to find the perfect photo to use. As a bonus tip, ask your photographer if they offer design options. Many do and will help you craft the perfect card so you just have to order + mail it! PS. I have mini sessions coming up on November 20th AND I help design custom cards, so feel free to contact me to book your shoot!
This year, I’m also offering four options for sessions and Christmas cards bundled together so we can capture the photos AND kickstart your card prep.
Make addressing your cards easy.
Not too many of us still have physical address books, but you can still gather the addresses throughout the year digitally. There’s sites like Postable, where you can actually ask your family and friends to submit their addresses to you. Having all of those addresses in one place will make your life way easier when it comes down to addressing those beautiful cards. My favorite way to sign and address cards is to put on a holiday movie and settle in with my stack of cards. It really makes it feel like Christmas!
Display them with ease.
Part of the joy of Christmas cards is being able to display them throughout the holiday season. Some of my favorite ways to display them include simply covering my fridge (classic), hanging them from a ribbon on the back of a door, and placing them on the mantle. When the season is over, I know that tossing all those cards can be hard. Keeping a few can be a nice way to update your photo frames for your family’s photos. You can also place that year’s cards on a ring to flip through when you open your decorations next year. Or let them go. They served their purpose and brought you tidings of joy.
Holiday cards are a fun part of Christmastime. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season and enjoy this tradition for another beautiful year! Merry Christmas!! And if you’re thinking about booking a session, make sure to email today – spots fill up quickly this time of year!