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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!

christmas photo cards

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.

Santa Christmas Photo Card

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.



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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How to Make Your Own Greeting Cards With Photos this Holiday Season

Printed photo cards have been on a perpetual rise in popularity over the last 10 years, especially for Holiday greeting cards. They are great for sending out as party invitations, thank you cards, and as Christmas cards. Yet photo insert cards also remain a popular choice, and many opt for this classic photo card option year after year. Why?

Because blank photo insert cards are so versatile.

At, our photo frame cards are available in a variety of colors and are full-color throughout. Suitable for DIY Christmas and holiday cards, thank you cards, engagement announcements, birth announcements, graduation photos and more, you can buy one color of card and use it for various occasions throughout the year.

Ready to make your own greeting cards? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Personalized Christmas Cards

What do you do when you want to send one photo to your grandma, another to your uncle, and yet another to a friend who lives half a world away? With printed photo cards, you’re stuck with the same photo for everyone- -so blank cards for photographs are the perfect solution. Just insert your photo of choice in the front for the chosen recipient, write a nice greeting inside, and voilà, instant photo greeting cards!

blank holiday cards with photo insert Shown: Red Photo Insert Card, Snow White Photo Insert Card, and Forest Green Photo Insert Card

Studio Style also offers a great selection of holiday themed photo cards if you’re looking for something more festive:

holiday photo cards

Shown: Let it Snow Photo Insert Card, Holly Corners Photo Insert Card, Black Holly Border Photo Insert CardCandy Cane Photo Insert Card,

Wedding Thank You Cards

A photo card is the perfect way to thank guests for attending your wedding and to thank them for gifts. Just slip your photo in the front, and include a personalized, hand-written message inside. A white photo insert card is a classic option for thank you cards, but you can also choose a card that coordinates with your wedding colors.

Shown: Snow White with hand-written note.
Shown: Snow White with hand-written note.

Engagement Announcements & Save the Dates

Most photographers include an engagement photo shoot in their package, or offer it as an add-on. Blank photo frame cards are perfect for engagement photos because the picture window showcases your photo without any distracting design elements. For wedding details, you can hand write the information inside, or we can foil stamp your text for you. Foil imprinted save the date photo cards are a classic, elegant option.

engagement announcement DIY

Shown: Desert Storm, Snow White, Black

Photo Birth Announcements

Do yourself a favor and order your blank cards for photos before the baby is born. After your precious bundle of joy arrives, you’ll be spending so much time cooing to your babe and showing him/her off to visitors, that browsing for birth announcement designs might not cross your mind. By having blank birth announcement cards on hand ahead of time, you can just slip in your newborn photos and write out some quick notes to friends and family during nap time.

Birth Announcement Cards

Shown: Cranberry Ice, Natural Flax, Light Blue

Everyday Photo Cards

Whether you bring home a new puppy, want to send warm wishes from your tropical paradise, or just want to say hello, blank greeting cards for photos are the perfect solution. Just insert your photo in the front, and write a message on the inside. Want to cheer up the grandparents? Slide a recent picture of your kids in the front, and let them doodle on the inside or cover the card with stickers.

Here are some other ways people use photo window cards:

  • Pet Photography: Adoption centers give these with a photo of your new best friend, and a brief message stamped on the inside.
  • Art & Craft Fairs: Not just for pictures! Insert small 4″ x 6″ art prints, pressed flowers, paintings, or even slim needlework.
  • A Long-Distance Hello: Perfect for sending photos to friends and family across the country, overseas, or even just on the other side of town.
  • Event Favors: Smaller than our standard event photo folders, we see event planners using photo insert cards for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, retirement parties, and more.
  • Personalized Branded Photo Cards: Professional photographers will add their studio name and website with hot foil stamping on the back of the card. These are a nice add-on to any studio package.

Whatever the occasion, whenever the celebration, stock up on some blank photo greeting cards. You never know when you’ll want to share a memory!

make your own photo cards

Shown: Navy Blue, Snow White, Red, Black, and Desert Storm


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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.

Family Photo Day - Photo Insert Card
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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