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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Own Christmas Photo Card

Each December, we await the rush of holiday greeting cards. From friends, family, neighbors, and even the local business owner, we receive holiday photo cards of all sorts and designs. As a photo card printer, we take particular notice of the quality– especially when it comes to the paper stock.

But how are you to know how thick the card will be if you order it online? Unless you are familiar with paper weights, ordering Christmas photo cards online can be a tricky business. Don’t worry though, Studio Style has you covered. Check out some Christmas photo card paper comparisons below.

Cardstock Photo Cards

Our Christmas photo cards (flat, folded, and tri-fold) are printed on bright white 12 pt. cardstock. How thick is 12 pt. cardstock? About as thick as the average greeting card. Thick enough that you can clip it in a clever Christmas card hanging display, stick in on the Christmas tree, or mail to friends and family (with the included envelopes!). Pssst… Head on over to Pinterest for some creative Christmas card display ideas.Make Your Own Christmas Photo Cards

Holiday Photo Insert Cards

For 4″ x 6″ Photos – Traditional paper photo frame cards, also called photo slip in cards or photo holder cards—no glue or tape needed!

Slide your photo into one of our archival photo insert cards and make a personalized greeting that will last. Photo insert greeting cards are great for sharing photos for milestones and holidays, as well as for photographers looking for a professional photo frame card to showcase their photographs. Choose from our exclusive collection of Simplicity blank cards for photographs or our foil stamped Christmas photo holder cards.folded, and tri-fold) are printed on bright white 12 pt. cardstock.
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Christmas Photo Folders – Printed or Foil Stamped

Our holiday-themed photo holders are perfect for packaging your holiday event photography at breakfast with Santa outings and office holiday parties, but they also make nice holiday cards for your 4×6 or 5×7 prints! Choose from festive printed designs like our  Jolly SantaPeppermint Candy, or Christmas Tree – and many more!

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If you prefer the foil stamped designs, take a look at our quick ship styles like the Red Santa Claus, Silver Snowflakes  and Green Holly.  Our holiday event photo folders are perfect for any Christmas or winter-themed special occasion. Whether you’re planning a company Christmas party, coordinating a customer appreciation banquet, or want to send personalized holiday photo cards to friends and family, our collection of festive Christmas photo folders and photo cards are sure to help spread some cheer.

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Über-thick, 48 pt. ColorThick Christmas Cards

Our 12 pt. cardstock printed photo cards are great for anyone’s Christmas photo greetings, but our ColorThick Christmas photo cards are for those who really mean business. Coming in at a whopping 48 pt. thickness, these cards won’t bend or curl. Your photo and greeting is printed on bright white paper stock, with a colorful, coordinating strip sandwiched in between.

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Does paper thickness matter to you, or is the photo card design more important? We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a comment below, or drop us a note on our Facebook page.

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Printable Christmas Treat Bag Toppers

Turn your homemade goodies into treats worthy of gift-giving with FREE printable cello bag toppers.

Giving homemade gifts from your kitchen in a cute Christmas Treat Bag is a heartfelt way to show others that you care. A lot of love and hard work that goes into making these treats, why give them away on a paper plate or zip-loc bag? Gift packaging makes the first impression! Present your cookies, chocolate bark or granola in holiday themed crystal clear food-safe cello bags to give a sneak peek of whats inside. Top each bag with a personalized treat bag topper for the finishing touch.

Treat Bag Toppers to Print
Homemade treats or candy are great for gift-giving during the holidays. Fill a bag with goodies and finish off with a bag topper for an instant gift.

We’ve created DIY printable bag toppers to match our most popular holiday cello designs in 3 template sizes (favor, small, and medium). Simply print, cut-out, fold, and attach to the tops of cello bags using double-stick tape or staples.

DIY Treat Bag Topper
Click here to download FREE printable PDF treat bag toppers.

Here are some of our favorite ideas for homemade edible holiday gifts that work well for filled-cellophane bags:

  • Homemade Granola
  • Spicy Asian Snack Mix
  • Whoopie Pies (chocolate filled with peppermint)
  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods (always a classic)
  • Gingerbread People (or try other shapes, like reindeer)
  • Chocolate Bark
  • Biscotti (great for coffee lovers)
  • Peanut Brittle or Toffee
  • Fudge or Caramels
  • Roasted Nuts (sweet or savory, or a combo of both)
  • Almond Roca
  • Cake Pops (the new trend in sweet treats)
  • Sugar Cookies (another classic)
  • Dog Treats (don’t forget your furry friends)

Packaged treats from your kitchen are perfect for hostess gifts, co-workers, classmates, friends, and family. Don’t leave out others like your hair stylist, running or workout buddy, mail deliverer or your child’s teachers. Little packages of homemade goodness make festive stocking stuffers and also work well as party favors for weddings, bridal/baby showers, and events.

What kind of homemade goods do you like to create for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below.

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How to Make Thanksgiving Day Your Family Photo Day

With the family together, Thanksgiving is the perfect day to cross “take family holiday photo” off your holiday to-do list!

Thanksgiving makes a great time to get the family together for a group picture. Include all family members or choose to just do a photograph of the kids or family pet. Either way, the harvest scenery makes a great seasonal photo!

Once we turn the calendar to December, much of our free time is spent Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, decorating, and baking cookies for those countless cookie swaps. Don’t forget all of the holiday party obligations and white elephant gift exchanges! With the flurry of activity in the month of December, it is no surprise that many families make Thanksgiving their annual family photo day.

How to Make Thanksgiving your Annual Family Photo Day

Do your own photo shoot (indoors or out) with an inexpensive tripod if you wish to also be in the picture. If you’d rather leave this task to a professional, book an appointment with a photographer for sometime at the end of November. Many photographers will come to your home or an outdoor setting (like a park) making your photos a personal reflection of your family’s style. If you like the polished look of studio style photography, go to a portrait studio where they have manyoptions for backdrops & seasonal props.

Here are 5 Quick Tips for the Perfect Christmas Card Photo

1. Be you. Sound simple? It can be, but when the camera is ready, some people will freeze up. To get around this, ask a friend or extended family member to quietly snap some candid photos while you and your family are playing in the leaves, telling stories, or even baking cookies.

2. Don’t match outfits too closely. Don’t put everyone in a solid navy blue shirt with khakis. Instead, give a color palette as inspiration. That way, a solid navy blue top will go nicely with a wine-colored plaid top and a mustard sweater.

3. Include the family dog or cat. Sometimes having an animal in the photo will make everyone more at ease. It can also make for some really cute images!

4. Don’t photograph yourself. Not feeling photogenic? Photograph something that your family holds near and dear to their hearts. Maybe it’s the family farm, a picture of some of your kid’s artwork, or maybe just the cat, dog, or even goldfish. Remember, with family Christmas cards, it really is the thought behind it.

5. Make it generational. Your extended family will love seeing the family lineage, from the oldest member to the youngest. It is sure to evoke fond memories, and it’s a great gift to give the youngest members of your family.

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Use your Thanksgiving picture as your Christmas card this year.

Turn That Family Photo into a Christmas Photo Card

Once you have the perfect picture, why not use it as your Christmas card? Personalized photo greeting cards are becoming increasingly popular because they are affordable and easy to create. Simply make prints at a photo processing center and slide those photos into paper frame cards. Or choose printed Christmas photo cards if you don’t feel like printing the photos. Whichever method you choose, Christmas greeting cards made from your fun Thanksgiving family photo day are a creative and personal choice this holiday season.

So go on, go out and take that perfect (or imperfect!) family photo this Thanksgiving. You’ll have fun taking it, and the memories you make are sure to last a long time.

Product featured in this post: Natural Flax Photo Insert Card

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Santa Visit Photo Holders: Three Easy Ways to Present Event Pictures

3 Santa Visit Photo Holder Ideas from StudioStyle.comMake the most of your Santa photo events with custom paper picture frames.

The Christmas season seems to start earlier each year. Christmas is a big part of our culture and a holiday that many people look forward to. Every November Santa cheerfully shows up at malls, stores, town squares, tree lighting ceremonies, and holiday parties. He even shows up at restaurants for special “Breakfast with Santa” events, which attract the whole family for a morning of fun, food, and festivities.

All of these Santa events share one thing in common: photos.

It is no surprise that many people make it a family tradition to visit Mr. Claus and his elves for their holiday picture. His image is iconic, and having that special photo of the kids on Santa’s lap is priceless.

These events draw hundreds, even thousands of people to businesses nationwide, making this an excellent opportunity to connect with customers, neighbors, and friends during the holiday season.

Some businesses offer the holiday photos as a complimentary service to their customers. Other venues may charge for a printed photo, often times donating the proceeds to a local food pantry or charity in the spirit of the season. In fact, photos with Santa have become a popular fundraiser activity for many organizations.

Protect Your Photos with Santa Visit Photo Holders

Presenting photos with Santa in an inexpensive paper or cardboard photo frame protects the photos from fingerprints and accidental rips. It’s also a great way to market your business or event because you can personalize them with your event info or company logo, making these Santa picture souvenirs not just practical for holding event photos, but also effective marketing tools.

There are three main styles of card stock Santa visit photo holders:

Holiday Photo Insert Cards

These make an instant frame for your 4×6 prints! Great for family photos, engagement and wedding photos, baby photos, pet photos, and beyond—just slide your print in the pocket opening, and you have an instant personalized holiday card. Archival and acid-free, your photographs are protected and can be used in scrapbooks and photo albums, or even inserted into a traditional 5″ x 7″ frame. The paper border acts as an instant mat for your photo.

Photo Insert Christmas Card
This candy cane photo insert card is perfect for handing out your pictures with Santa. Holds one 4″ x 6″ photo.

Event Photo Folders

This style holds the picture on the inside. These are especially nice when the customer is going to be carrying the photo home, as this better protects the picture. These folders also stand up on the desk for easy display. Optional personalization can go on the cover, window border, or the back cover of most designs. Choose from dozens of holiday designs in our foil stamped photo folders or printed holiday photo folders.

Santa Visit Photo Holders
Photo folders shown here: Winter Forest, Jolly Santa, Peppermint Candy, Standard Event, and Green Holly

 Paper Photo Frames

These look much like your traditional picture frame, often with an easel back, making it a cinch to prop up on a flat surface. Available blank, or add your Santa visit event details or logo in beautiful metallic foil. Crafted out of smooth card stock, linen weave paper, mat board, or sturdy cardboard, our paper photo frames make an affordable yet upscale giveaway option for the holiday season. We even have Instax, Instax Mini, and Polaroid frames for your Christmas event.

Santa Visit Photo Frames
Our Grandeur photo frames are envelope-style frames that would work perfectly for your Santa event photos.

 Do I Need Santa Visit Photo Holders?

If you’re hiring an event photographer or printing pictures with Santa onsite, your guests will thank you! Sliding an event photo into a paper frame or folder creates an instant photo souvenir. With your logo or event name on it, this photo holder also becomes a reminder of your business or event. What a great promotional product giveaway for the holiday season!

We make custom printed and imprinted Santa visit photo holders for malls, stores, community festivals, restaurants, fundraisers, schools, company parties… any holiday event you can imagine! Contact Studio Style today to learn how you can create a customized frame for your Christmas event.

Have a fantastic visit with Santa event this year!

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Turn Your Wedding Photo Into A Holiday Card

Share the happiness & joy of your wedding day with holiday photo cards.

The holiday season is a time for sharing memories with friends and family. While many people choose to share the highlights of their year with a traditional holiday letter, a picture is worth a thousand words! Chances are that your wedding day was one of the major highlights of your year, and likely a day where you both looked your best. Why not use one of your favorite wedding photos as a holiday card this year?

Printed Christmas Photo Cards from Studio Style
Hey newlyweds! Use your wedding photo on custom printed holiday photo cards, and fall in love with the holiday season all over again. You can also put your engagement photos on a Christmas card.

Photo cards also double as a great way to get a photo out to everyone that asked for one. And for those greeting card recipients who didn’t attend your wedding, its a way for them to feel like they were there.

But we got married last March! Is it still okay to use our wedding picture for our holiday card? Absolutely! As long as you were married within the last year, it is perfectly acceptable to share your wedding photo during the holiday season. After all it was a big event for the year, and Christmas is a time to reflect on those joys.

Remember to check with your photographer to make sure you have the rights to reproduce their photo onto cards. Some photographers offer custom printed photo cards as a service, so be sure to ask. If not, you can always take 4″ x 6″ prints that you purchased from your photographer and slide them into photo frame style cards. It’s an easy DIY way to create instant photo cards!

A pocket style photo insert card makes it easy to remove the picture and frame it long after the holiday season is over.
A pocket style photo insert card makes it easy to remove the picture and frame it long after the holiday season is over.

Sending a custom wedding photo Christmas card is a unique and personal way to keep in touch this holiday season. With many designs to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one that fits your style. Happy Holidays!

Products featured in this post: Watercolor Snowflakes, Holiday Plaid, Holiday Damask, Snow White Photo Insert Card, Green Holly Photo Insert Card, and Candy Cane Photo Insert Card.

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