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Make Thanksgiving Day 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, every free moment is spent Christmas shopping, wrapping presents, decorating & baking cookies for those countless cookie swaps. Don’t forget all of the holiday party obligations & white elephant gift exchanges! With the flurry of activity in the month of December, it is no surprise that many families choose to take their family photo on Thanksgiving day.

Make it your family’s annual tradition and take your holiday pictures this year on Thanksgiving. 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 many options for backdrops & seasonal props.

Use your Thanksgiving picture as your Christmas card this year.

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 & easy to create. Simply make prints at a photo processing center (Target, Walgreens, Ritz Camera or your favorite locally owned camera shop) and slide those photos into paper frame cards. You can also have your photo printed directly onto the cards or use your own photo card templates to print at home. Whichever method you choose, Christmas greeting cards made from your Thanksgiving photos are a creative & personal choice this holiday season.

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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 & 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?

Wedding Holiday Photo Card

Hey newlyweds! Use your wedding photo on custom printed holiday photo cards, and fall in love with the holiday season all over again.

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!

Wedding Photo Inserts

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!

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