PHOTOGRAPHS THAT SPARK JOY photo cards for Christmas and New Year are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. They offer a wonderful opportunity to share a special photograph (or a few photographs) while sending your seasons greetings and wishes. Receiving photo-cards is especially wonderful for friends and family who live far away and don’t get to see you very often. You can share some special news (engagement, baby’s arrival, special anniversary, new pet, your favourite trip or a memorable moment) or simply use photographs of yourself and your loved ones.

Lots of companies offer the service of designing and printing customized cards. While doing some research on-line, I came across a review of 10 top sites, with very detailed comparison of every aspect of their offering. If it’s of interest to you, you can read the article here.

There conclusion of that article was that is the best photo-cards company in terms of quality and customer experience. I have never used them before, so I had a go and was indeed very impressed with the choices of templates and simplicity in personalizing the cards.The card example here was made using that site, and it took me about 5 minutes to design the card featured here.

In general, designing your own cards involves 3 simple steps.

1. Choosing your template (from usually hundreds of templates available).

2. Uploading your photograph(s).

3. Customizing the text in the card.

It’s really quick and easy, and you can be sure your cards will be spreading the joy and putting smiles on people’s faces. Of course, it’s very important to use good photographs. They don’t have to be professional, but they need to be of good enough quality, and high enough resolution to look good in print.

I have personally used VistaPrint for quite a few years now, and I’ve always been very happy with the choices of templates, speed of delivery and quality of the cards. Here is the one that I have ordered for this year with Vista Print. I might get a few more cards with a different designs, as it’s so exciting and so much fun creating them!

If you would like some help capturing that special photograph that can be used for your cards, please do get in touch! Photographs can be taken in the studio, outdoors or in the comfort of your own home. Wishing you a happy and magical holiday season!