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Tips for Creating a Special Family Photo Card

Holiday Photo Cards from Tiny Prints

Photo cards offer a special chance for you and your family to send a greeting card, invitation or announcement full of your own personal style. With so many great advancements in digital photography and editing tools, you can now create a priceless photo of your family for a holiday photo card right from your home computer. But just because you don't have to get your photo taken in a professional studio doesn't mean that you should settle for an unimaginative picture for your photo card.

There are several ways to make sure that your photo cards exhibit your family's style without sacrificing quality. First and foremost, make sure you select a beautiful designer photo card that suits the message or tone you are trying to convey. You can opt for traditional, bright colors and bold style for a jolly holiday photo card, but you may want to send a sweeter, more sophisticated photo card to celebrate in a more refined way.

Once you have settled on a photo card design, select coordinating colors for your background, props and wardrobe. You don't want your photo to match your photo card per se, but you do want to coordinate between the two—don't use bright, primary colors in your photo if your photo card is full of smoky grays and creamy whites!

Finally, the most important part of constructing the perfect family photo card is to capture a genuine moment. Posed pictures can look nice, but the very best photo cards display a moment in which your family is laughing, talking or playing together. Ask a friend to photograph you playing with the family dog, walking down the beach or lounging—not posing!—around the fire having a great conversation. These heartwarming scenes will give you a photo card that will become more than just another piece of mail—it will be a cherished memory to last throughout the years.

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