The holiday card has long been a way to tell friends and family about what you have been up to throughout the year. This used to be told through a letter, complete with details of vacations, events, and significant experiences. Today, however, holiday cards have progressed, with a variety of templates available as well as multiple options to help you tell your story through color, imagery and design.
Did you get engaged or married throughout this past year? Did you add to your family or witness a baptism? Did you experience a number of firsts? Showcase these moments with a photo design where you can share a visual journal of the major events that have occurred. A neutral holiday card is one way to keep the focus on the milestone, removing elements that might distract from the tale you are trying to tell. Consider one large image of a pivotal moment, surrounded by a few smaller images from the event. Add in a detail photo to set the stage, such as an up-close pair of baby booties or an image of your hands overlapping with wedding bands showing. Or, if you prefer to offer a photo that can be framed, stick to one sizeable image that can be kept for display post-holidays.
You do not have to focus on one event alone on your card. Give a glimpse into your world with a photo collage design where you can offer snips of your year or day-to-day life. Include your favorite picture from vacation, a serene moment on a hike to your favorite spot, or simply candid shots taken amidst a giggle-fest that make you smile. Try to narrow the number of images to a handful so they can be easily viewed.
Use your holiday cards to send warm wishes to loved ones and to share a piece of your family with them in the process.