What Should I Write On My Christmas Cards?

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If you are overwhelmed by the idea of picking your Christmas cards, let alone what to say in them, you’ve come to the right place. Here are tips to help get you Ho-Ho-Holiday ready in no time.

You want to send out a card that is appropriate for your intended audience but that also matches your personality. The best place to find a huge range of high-quality Christmas cards is at The Gallery Collection. There hundreds of designs to choose from, so you are bound to find one – or a couple dozen – cards you really love. A helpful hint is that you can use the heart icon to save any designs you’re interested in. This way you can revisit the site days later and have them all saved in one place, making it easy to compare.

Now that you have your card’s cover figured out, you can select one of the dozens of greetings featured on The Gallery Collection. All of them are included and some even have snowflakes or a snowman! This makes figuring out what to say easy but still genuine and tailored to your tastes. If none of the many varying fonts and sentiments catch your eye – but all that browsing has you thinking up your own greeting – you always have the option of crafting your own words and choosing your own font (for an additional charge). You also must decide if you’d like ink (included) or foil (extra).

One to two lines of text come included under the greeting as well, making it easy to personalize your card and impress your recipients, without a hefty price-tag. If you’d rather use signatures instead of hand-signing your cards, you may also add this personal touch with ease (and a nominal fee).

There are so many ways to customize your Christmas cards on The Gallery Collection – you could even add text to the front of many cards or incorporate personal photos! So get looking and surprise yourself with how hassle-free and heartfelt your Christmas cards can be.

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Congratulations to our Round 2 Finalists!

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Snapping the Perfect Picture for Your Christmas Cards

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It can be a lot of pressure to create the perfect Christmas card each year—especially when your family decides to try a Christmas Photo card! Here are some helpful tips to capture the perfect image for the perfect cards!

-Pay attention to the size of the photo, as many Christmas Photo card creators require a minimum/maximum for you image specs.

-Be aware of your background. Give thought to where you want to take your photo. Don’t overlook a mess or a clashing color in the background.

-Take multiple shots! This way you have a few options to choose from, or you can even Photoshop everyone’s best picture together to create a masterpiece!

-Think of a unifying theme for your picture.  Whether it’s clothing, colors, or a vibe, consider adhering to a specific theme as a group. Committing to a group theme might look more put-together or polished than if the photo is haphazard. You can control the direction of your Christmas Photo card with just a little forethought.

-Put it all together with the same attention to detail that you took the photo with. Make selections like the card stock, border of photo, and message inside. . .with the outside in mind. This will make the Christmas Card feel complete.

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Get Your Business Cards Today!

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No matter what your business, business cards are a necessary way of building your relationships and connections.  From the President to a Fortune 500 company to a babysitter, business cards are a way to keep your name out there. 

There are many different designs on The Gallery Collection website to meet anyone’s needs.  The geometric design is great for all and are offered in so many fun colors.  A business card with your picture is not just a great way to get your name out there, but it is a great way to be remembered.  I am great with faces but not so much with names.  A business card with a picture cements that I will remember who you are.

A business card can show off a side of you and your business that will make a lasting impression.  The “Hello” wrapped in pink and purple screams fun.  Then you have the spectrum colored business cards that shows you are innovative and interesting.

The back side of your business card can be useful also.  You can add a calendar, an appointment reminder, your hours of operation or simply just a bright color with your logo.  Business cards are important to the success of any business!

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Using Everyday Greeting Cards

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Special occasions usually hold important places in our lives.  They are times to celebrate, spend time with those you care about, and lead to many happy memories.  Thoughtful gifts and greeting cards can become cherished items for years to come.  Sometimes, though, it is tempting to live from one holiday, birthday, or anniversary to the next without paying much attention to the time in-between.  If you think about it, that can actually seem like a terrible waste.  The vast majority of our time is spent on regular days, which often get lost in the responsibilities of daily life.  We may forget to take a look at who we really are and what and who really matter to us in the course of normal life. 

However, there is no reason to merely exist and subsist and reserve true joy or meaningful interaction with others until a social event.  Why not let those people you care about know it more often than not?  A thoughtful way to express yourself is by simply giving a greeting card.  The act of selecting, possibly writing, and signing a greeting card doesn’t take much time or effort, but it has the capacity to resonate with someone.  I can’t remember a time when I received a greeting card and was disappointed.  Everyday Cards aren’t only reserved for special occasions.  They can be given for everyday events like wishing a child well on their test at school, thanking a parent for their insightful advice, or congratulating a co-worker on putting out that pesky popcorn inferno you ignited in the break room microwave.  Everyday cards should be used every day.  If you have something to say, feel free to say it with a greeting card. 

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Why are Greeting Card Assortments a Great Gift?

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Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion; we find ourselves stressing on what the perfect gift would be. A greeting card assortment box is the answer to alleviate all your worries. Personally, I love to gift things that the person can either use, it’s in the person’s needs, or comes in handy. When my son graduated Kindergarten, I couldn’t think of a gift to give to his teachers other than your boring set of flowers. I decided to gift each of them a greeting card assortment box.

In the following school year, I was able to chat with my son’s kindergarten teacher and was truly pleased to find out how happy she was with her gift. It’s a gift that is not normally thought of, but it comes in handy in that last minute when you’re running out of the door to a celebration and forgot to buy a card. It comes in handy when you want to send a card to a relative or friend that may live far just to wish them well or even to send them sympathy if a tragic event ever occurred. Overall, the greeting card assortment box is a shoe win as a gift to anyone of any age and for any occasion.

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Congratulations to our Round 1 Finalists!

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Birthday Cards in the Office Elevate Morale

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Why give birthday cards to your coworkers? It’s fun and it makes them feel good. The question is what kind of card should I send? Well that’s part of the fun part. Do you really the people you spend one third of your life with? Give it a try now.

Is the person sitting next to you a happy person or do they appear down too often? They may need some cheering up so let’s get them something funny or cute. Do they like puppies or are they a foodie? There’s your start, get to know the people you work with better and when it is their birthday they will appreciate you taking the time to understand what they like.

Here are a few tips:

  • If the person seems like a grouch, they may have problems at home or have bad arthritis, so kill them with kindness and send a warm card on their birthday.
  • If the person is always joking, they will probably appreciate a funny card.
  • If the person is a gossip, don’t give them any fuel to feed the gossip mill, send them a card with a very neutral message.
  • If you really dislike the person, send a card anyway but don’t bother thinking about it too much.

The best approach is to have a ready supply of different designs available so you are always ready when birthdays come around. People appreciate you thinking about them and they will show it. The atmosphere of friendliness makes the morale so much better when you work in an office.

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Dark vs. light Stock Greeting Cards

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This has been an ongoing debate for years.  Do I go with the dark stock paper or the light stock paper for my greeting card?  Which is more elegant? Which makes more of a statement?

On the one side, the dark stock paper, whether it be black, blue, green or red, has a unique flair.  It is not something you see all the time.  When you add the gold or silver foil imprinting, the words just jump off the page.  The negative feedback to the dark paper is that it is a little down beat.  It doesn’t scream cheer as you would expect from a greeting card.

The other side of the debate is the light stock card.  Whether you are looking at a white or buff background card, it is the norm.  You will find cards printed on these two colors everywhere.  There is no distinction to these cards.  In this case, you have to rely on the front picture and the inside message to really make your point.  These cards do exude a brightness and perkiness to your sentiments.  You also have more options as far as imprint colors.  You can use blue, black, green or red ink besides the option of silver or gold foil. 

I feel it is all personal preference.  No matter what card stock, dark or light, that you choose to go with, it is the message you are sending that counts.

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Card Imprinting on Business Holiday Cards

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Personalizing or card imprinting on Business Holiday Cards is key in getting your company name out there to all of your customers, clients and vendors. But equally important is how its looks. Whether a company decides to add their logo or go with standard typesetting, it needs to look “nice.” It should be appropriately sized for the card, and color selection should complement the front of the card. For more conservative companies, black might be a better or safer choice. One-color printing looks more cohesive inside the card, the greeting should be the same color as the card personalization. A red foil greeting with the company name typeset in green foil does look “Christmas-y” but it also looks like the company name was thrown on the card as afterthought. If the front of the card is mostly red or green, choose either color for inside the cards; printing in blue ink for whatever reason creates a card that does not look professional or well designed.

When a logo is used for the card imprint, there may be corporate “Identity” standards that require that certain colors must be used when printing a logo. If these PMS or “branded” colors cannot be followed, a typical workaround involves printing the logo in black and occasionally in gold or silver foil. If a company logo appears on a holiday card in black, it probably does not mean they lack holiday spirit. They are probably following set guidelines as required by corporate mandate.

Whatever colors appear when you open your next holiday card, be thankful you received it; it indicates your business is much appreciated by the sender!

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