Holiday greeting card sets make sending easy, but not everyone in your life fits the typical motifs of the season. For friends who love running, biking, and yoga, choose one of these fitness-inspired cards and make their holiday greeting a bit more personal. I'm in love with these handmade old-timey bike cards from Etsy. Keep reading to see even more fitness holiday cheer!
Still haven't taken that perfect shot of the kids for your holiday card? Skip the traditional group shot and go candid to create a memorable card! On-the-go shutterbug, Lauri Levenfeld teaches moms how to capture interesting images of their tots in her Zoom Mommy-Snap and Stroll workshops. "Holiday cards are all about reaching out to the people you love and sharing a little bit about where you are in your life and how you've been," she said. "Instead of writing a novel, the easiest way to tell your loved ones about your family is to create an image that is about your life," Levenfeld added. Check out her five fabulous tips.
All photos courtesy of: Zoom Photography
Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's time to shift gears into full holiday mode — and that means ordering and sending out holiday cards. Photo holiday cards are a favorite for most families — because let's face it, mama's not going to pass up the opportunity to take a family picture! So get ready to wish your friends and family a "Happy Everything" and check out these 10 fun and festive photo holiday cards.
Sending holiday greetings is easier than ever with ecards and iPhone apps that let you send cards to your contact list on the fly, but popping a real card with a handwritten message in the mail is always the best way to show you care. If you lean more geeky than traditional, there's no reason why you can't show off a bit of personality in your holiday cards. Here, 13 seasonal cards for well-wishes and end-of-the-year greetings.
Hot on the heels of Apple's own Cards app, Sincerely, the company behind Postagram, are bringing holiday cards into the digital age. The company will soon be launching Sincerely Ink, a DIY cardmaker that allows you to create and personalize a holiday card on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, and send it off to your relatives and besties without ever needing to step foot into a paper store or post office. You don't even have to get up from the couch, really.
There are over 50 card designs to choose from and each is affordable. A 5-x-7 card can be signed, stamped, and delivered for under $2. Bonus — your Postagram contacts will carry over to Sincerely Ink, and you can even bang out a card for your entire holiday list in one fell swoop by adding your friends and family's contact info Sincerely's new online address book.
An exact launch date hasn't been announced just yet, so stay tuned for more. These cards are sure to be as adorable and stylish as the postcards from Postagram!
Now that Dec. 25 has come and gone, we probably all have handfuls of "Seasons Greetings" lined up on our mantels or pinned to our refrigerators. Instead of stashing those cards in a drawer with last year's, you might as well put them to good use.
Send yours to St. Jude's Ranch For Children, a safe home that rescues abused, abandoned, and neglected children. St. Jude's runs a 30-year-old recycling-card program to benefit the children, which will make those goods wishes worth much more than words. The children participate in the program by making new cards. After removing the front of donated cards, they attach a new back made with recycled paper, and then they are sold.
Cards may be donated by sending them to:
St. Jude's Ranch For Children
Card Recycling Program
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
Just make sure you save your friend's and family's photos first, if you received any!
Zac Posen makes it easy to flex our generosity this holiday season with this gorgeous gift card (from $1.39 each) — a product of his collaboration with TinyPrints.com. The couture-inspired illustration is simple, yet stunning — and proceeds from each card will benefit New Yorkers for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of foster children in New York City. At just $29 for 10 cards, your purchase will ensure that you brighten someone's holiday while giving to a great cause.
Holiday cards never made it to the post office? Forget the snowflake stamps and send out a good dose of hugs and kisses instead. The folks over at Minted.com have been hosting a contest where graphic designers have submitted their heartfelt artwork for a Valentine's Day card prize. I have been guest judging and boy can I tell you, it was tough to pick my 10 favorite cards, let alone one! It's the perfect way to announce a new baby, send family greetings, or just tell someone you care about them.
Out of the lovely pack, which card do you fancy most?