I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy sending and receiving holiday cards. I especially love it because today people are getting personal with their cards. Because of some pretty cool companies, we can now create completely custom cards with pictures of our friends, families, or in my case, an ornament from my tree.
This year I got my cards from a company called Minted. I was super impressed with all of their designs and style choices. They truly fit my personality. So much so, that I was almost tempted to order several different types of cards. They even have customizable wrapping paper. It’s pretty much the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. And again, the designs are out-of-this-world awesome.
So today, I thought I would share my holiday cards with you and give you four tips to make them stand out from the rest. Sound good?
I ended up choosing this gold-foil pressed card (Yes, my gold obsession can be found in my Christmas cards as well) and uploading a picture I took of my vintage-inspired tree. The combination was magical. Don’t you think? And as unique as these cards are on their own, I decided to give them a few embellishments to make them extra special.
First, I bought some $1 lottery tickets, and using a piece of coordinating washi tape, attached them to the back of the card. I’m pretty sure everyone loves the thrill of scratching off a lottery ticket, so this was just a fun little touch.
Second, I actually wrote a little message inside. I am honestly surprised (No offense to anyone.) how many cards I got this year had nothing written on them. I think it’s so important, even if it is generic, to write a little holiday message and sign the card. It just makes the card a little more personal.
Third, to bring the whole design together I added a strip of washi tape to the back of the card where the envelope is sealed. It’s fairly simple, but it adds a special touch and a fun pop of color and pattern.
Finally, I spent a little more on postage and ordered some vintage stamps from this fabulous Etsy shop to make the front of the card truly unique and different. I did end up spending more money to mail these, but the results speak for themselves. Adorable!
So those are my Christmas cards for 2013. What do you think? Do you send holiday cards? How do you make yours stand out?