A major part of any Christmas shopping plan lies in finding just the right greeting cards for all of the people you care for. It has to be accepted that most cards in the UK tend to be slightly clichéd and dull, and that most people will end up with a vast collection of pictures of snowmen, reindeer, holly and Father Christmas. If you’ve got a digital camera, however, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Even though almost everyone in the world in now interconnected via the internet and the wonders of telecommunication, there are still certain times of the year when you’ll want to make the effort to make a more personal connection. There’s no denying the fact that things such as tweets, texts and facebook updates, whilst being effective, tend to lack emotional warmth, and when you’re sending a Christmas card to someone then emotion is what it’s all about. Taking the time to choose, write and post a card is an absolutely certain way of letting someone know that they’re in your thoughts and you care about them.
At this time of the year, above all others, you want to remind people that you haven’t forgotten them, and greeting cards are an exceptionally powerful means of doing this. Having gone to the trouble of choosing a card for someone, you’ll want to go as far as possible to make sure that it’s exactly the right card and doing this, finding one which fits them exactly and will be an object they’ll want to keep beyond the holidays, can be very difficult.
The way to ensure you send exactly the right card, however, is to make personalised Christmas cards. Putting together photo cards using your own photographs will ensure that the image on the front of yours conveys precisely the message you want it to convey. This could be a picture of family warmth, a funny snapshot, or one of your favourite landscape shots, the choice is entirely down to you and the digital medium is so flexible that you can upload absolutely any picture you wish to use and set about turning it into a unique card.
The software which allows you to do this has been designed with ease of use at the very forefront of its’ features. There’s no need to worry if you have little or no computing experience, or knowledge of art, printing and design, you’ll be taken through the process step by step. Choosing such features as a landscape or portrait design, and the style and content of any text is made easy and, at the end of the process, you’ll be the proud creator of a unique and genuinely personal photo card. Imagine the emotional impact of any Christmas cards and multiply this by the weight added by the fact that you’ve taken the time to select an image which says something about you. Christmas photo gifts are the hi-tech equivalent of home made products such as hand knitted jumpers, and they have the same effect, in that the person receiving them knows how much thought you’ve put into creating their gift. The difference with personalised Christmas gifts of this kind is that, as well as being emotionally resonant they will be produced to a standard which matches anything you could buy on the high street.
Sending greeting cards is all about making a connection, and doing so in a way which is slightly removed from the frantic pace of modern life. This is truer of Christmas cards than of any other, since this is one time of year when friends and family, perhaps far away, should be in our thoughts. Designing cards using your own photographs will ensure that each one you send finds a special place in the heart of whoever receives it.