The time is quickly approaching for us to mail out our annual Christmas cards. And I think many of you would agree with me when I say that sometimes the hardest part is choosing the PERFECT photo!
Below are a few tips from our Bluebird Chic Ambassadors for selecting your Christmas card photos. PLUS, ambassador Amy Kingsford shares her photo pick for her 2016 Christmas card, as well as photo card templates that you can download and use for your own season’s greetings.
Tip #1 – Let your family’s personality shine through.
Melissa of Melissa Klein Photography says,
When helping clients choose which photo to use for their Christmas cards, I always suggest trying to find one that shows your family’s personality. I also try to find one that isn’t cropped in too close so there’s still plenty of room for words or anything else that might be on the card design.
Tip #2 – Don’t be afraid to embrace your silly side.
Kimi of Oh Hello Photo! says,
Picking out the perfect photo for your holiday card can be really hard but it shouldn’t be. I always tell my clients to pick a photo that best represents your family. Most of my families are silly and goofy so it’s only fitting to pick the funniest photo you have. The holidays can be so stressful but a funny holiday card will turn that frown upside down
Tip #3 – There’s nothing wrong with keeping it real!
Emily of Everbranch Photography says,
Be true to your family style and pick a photo that represents you! This might mean picking a favorite pose, pictures from your real life adventures, or a lovely family photo of your child(ren) losing their mind.
#4 – Keep your Christmas card photo current.
Jenna of LoveLee Photo says,
When choosing the perfect photo for your Christmas cards I always recommend choosing a photo that reflects something current in your lives. Such as, a maybe you’re welcoming a new baby, or maybe your newlyweds or you just purchased your first house or first puppy. All of those things are such exciting things to share with your friends and family!
Download these FREE Photo Card Templates
Amy of My Letter-Sized Life says,
Taking the advice from the Bluebird Chic ambassadors into mind, I chose this photo of our family taken by the lovely Megan Fisher Photography for this year’s Christmas card. It’s a beautiful photo that lets our personality shine though and reflects our true numbers.
In years past I’ve opted to go with photos of just my boys on our Christmas card–they’re cute, photogenic and rarely use their weight as an excuse not to be included in photos. However I’m excited that we will all be present on this year’s card, including my mother who is an important part of our household that often gets overlooked when it comes to choosing a Christmas card photo.
Amy has been kind enough to share two versions of the photo card template you see above and you can download it by clicking on the image below.
NOTE: These are layered .psd templates that you can opened in Photoshop, customize the name and clip your photo to. Enjoy!
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Good luck with this year’s Christmas cards and have a great weekend!