Holiday Cards are Still My Thing
Quote of the day: “An ugly idea left unchallenged begins to turn the color of normal.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
If you are anything like me, then you still love getting holiday cards every year. And I still keep all of the ones from previous years that have photos on them. That’s why I said I’d work with Basic Invite to introduce you to this company. They are offering a 30% discount with the code holi30 if you would like to try out their service.
First, I have to tell you that I chose this quote for a reason. Because I realize that we can send cards electronically, and I’m sure the more and more we do that it will seem normal. And I hate to be one of those people who “walked to school uphill both ways in a snowstorm”. Yet I’d just hate to see the holiday card trend go to the wayside.
I’m also showcasing an old holiday photo card that I found in my stash from back in the day down below. No laughing!!
Let me show you the cards I chose and give you some insight into this company. Basic Invite has an amazing amount of variations and options to consider when choosing your holiday cards and envelopes. No longer do the envelopes have to be a boring white.
Of course I should point out that they make all kinds of cards for almost any occasion. And the best thing? You can order a printed sample of the card or invite to see exactly how it prints and feels before you place your final order.
Another fabulous service is the address book they have available. They have a free address printing service so you can even skip that part of the holiday card chore. And if you don’t already have the addresses? This company has a way to collect them via a private link through your social media accounts. Talk about thinking of everything.
And of course, you can have text on the back of the card to give some insight of what happened during your year.
I just had to include some samples of other types of holiday cards that you can choose through Basic Invite. There’s always the simple photo with subtle design around it below.
Or there’s the trifold version to incorporate some text among the photos.
I absolutely loved this photo, and the fact that the picture takes up the entire card, with the lettering over it.
And then there’s the option of including many photos from the year on your card.
And just in case you’re wondering about the cost of these cards, most are easily under $1 each. I know I’m always wondering if I could print them myself for less money, but have you ever thought about how expensive the color toner is for your personal printer? I only say that because we just bought ours and it wasn’t cheap.
Past Holiday Photo
Here is that old holiday photo back from my working days. This must have been about 2008 and I thought you’d enjoy seeing a glimpse of my crew from back in the day.
Don’t forget if you want to try out Basic Invite, they are offering my readers a 30% discount with the code holi30. It will be good until well past Christmas, so you can use it for many events too.
And here’s another thought. Even if you aren’t interested in using Basic Invite’s service for your holiday cards, I always find it incredibly inspirational to look through their examples. I’ve gotten quite a few great ideas of ways to photograph people and the backdrops to use. For example the card above with the little boy between the parents. Isn’t that a fun way to show the family?
I was sent two cards and was paid for this post. But you know, that everything I say is absolutely true, and I thought this site would be very appropriate for all of us who still send out cards.
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