Two of the hardest aspects of sending out Christmas cards are finding the perfect card and taking a good picture. Thanks to the huge selection of landscape Christmas cards offered by Tiny Prints, finding a cute, customizable card is a lot easier. This means you can now focus your energy on taking a good family picture to put on your holiday card.
If you have kids, chances are any picture taking endeavors take longer than you think they should. To help cut down on set up time, get everything ready before the picture taking actually begins. This could mean you have all of the props set up or the front porch cleared. It could also mean you have a few bribes up your sleeve. Depending on how old your kids are, coaxing out a smile could prove challenging. Use a toy to attract the attention of a really little one or any pets you want to include in the shot. Enticing your older kids with a special treat, like ice cream or extra TV time, may help them behave a little better during the photo shoot.
Having a pose in mind isn’t a bad thing. If everyone is at the same level, your picture may lack visual interest. When you have a planned pose, you can ensure some people are sitting while others are standing. However, you want to avoid a picture that seems too posed. To do this, take candid shots. Maybe your photographer will tell a joke to coax a laugh out of the whole family. This laugh will likely look much more natural than the typical cheesy smile associated with landscape Christmas cards.
Once you have the perfect family picture on the charming Christmas card, you are ready to send out your cards to all of your family and friends. However, you can complete your Christmas card package by creating custom stamps and address labels as we