The family Christmas card is a holiday tradition in many households. While you can’t often go wrong with a simple family photo and a personalized greeting, some families are always on the lookout for more creative fancy Christmas cards. Since the family photo is usually he centerpiece of the yearly Christmas card, taking an exciting photo is often the best way to make your card stand out from the pack. Here are some photo ideas to add a touch of holiday spirit to your Christmas card this year.
Nothing says Christmas like twinkly and colorful lights. Using strings of Christmas lights in your photos adds a colorful touch. Hang them up behind the family, or drape them around you to get the full effect. Dress in neutral colors like black or white to achieve a more vivid pop of color.
Get your kids’ input when it comes to designing Christmas cards. While most of their ideas are probably pretty crazy, they almost always have something interesting and creative to contribute as well. Work in some of their art, or let them help write the message that goes inside the card.
Photo editing programs may seem intimidating when you first open them, but with a little practice you can make much more professional looking photos. Invest in a program like Photoshop or try a free alternative like GIMP to add fun photo effects to your cards.
Use a little rudimentary color theory to make your Christmas card photo pop. Pair colors that are opposite one another on the color wheel. These colors make each other stand out more and give the photo a unified look.
Let your personality come through and you’ll be sure to make an impact when you send out your yearly Christmas cards.