Selecting the perfect photo card might seem like a simple task. You just choose whatever and have it mailed out to everyone you know, right? Taking a little extra time to customize your card and ensure the proper coloring is an important step, however. Here are three good reasons why it’s important to carefully select the color of your cards.
Color ties everything together. There are specific colors associated with seasons. If your card is an invitation to a party, you want to keep in mind the theme. Some colors and seasons or themes go well together while others do not. If you’re looking to create a cohesive feel between your card and its message, then you need to be conscious of the colors you choose to use.
There are specific colors associated with moods and personalities. For example, red is often associated with passion and love. Blues and purples are associated with tranquility. Green is associated with calmness and relaxation while yellow is associated with happiness. If you’re trying to convey a particular emotion with your card, choose a color associated with that emotion or mood.
Colors also hold meaning. For example, purple is a color of royalty. Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween in the U.S. If you’re welcoming in the New Year, red New Year cards symbolize luck and prosperity. Red is particularly popular for Chinese New Year. If you’re sending out a seasonal card, be sure to choose an appropriate symbolic color.
If you thought that the color of your custom cards didn’t matter, you might want to think again. Color encompasses everything you want your cards to say. It is often just as important as the words and photos you choose to use. Make sure that you communicate the message you intend to by taking the time to select the appropriate card color.
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"I loved the way the picture took up the whole card with cheerful overprinting of text. In combination with the animated expressions on my grandsons' faces, the text gave the perfect enthusiastic greeting."
"This card is stylish without being over the top! I love the matte card stock with the pearl finish. It gives it that shimmery look that you wouldn't get with the plain matte finish. You should be aware that because this is a square card it is about $.20 more per card to send via snail mail...not a deal breaker for me because I only send out about 30, but for someone who sends out a lot of cards this might deter you. Otherwise, this is a great card and I would recommend it."
"Loved that I was able to place any of my photos in with great ease. The colors on the card are vivid and turned out great. Definitely a hit with all of the family!"