Sending out photographic Christmas cards is a very old tradition. The most common photos are of the entire family posed in front of something festive or while vacationing. It can come across as stiff and formal, and can also be stressful in families with small children that don't want to sit still for a photo shoot. Another option is to use candid or partially-planned shots to tell a story in some trifold holiday cards. Here are a few ideas.
A Christmas photo can be a fun way to announce an engagement, wedding or new baby. Since a trifold holiday card folds into three, you can build up to this announcement with a teaser image. Three shots for announcing a baby could be you and your spouse holding an empty blanket, followed by a very pregnant photo, then the three of you (and any other family members) all together.
With one or more kids at the right age, dressing up and acting out a story is a fun activity that can take up hours of attention and energy. For your holiday photos, why not have your children act out a popular Christmas story? There are many to choose from and this can be a fun way to spend the afternoon.
You can make a funny and unique Christmas card by spelling out a holiday message cheer-style. You and some friends or family members can pose as different letters and spell such common holiday words as "Noel," "Jolly" and "Santa Claus."
Trifold holiday cards leave you a lot of room for customization. They can be funny, informative, classic or any combination of those three. However you plan to send your Christmas cards, make sure to allow some time to relax as well so the holidays don't overwhelm you. Save some time by getting your holiday stamps and address labels while ordering your cards.