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.
All companies want to put their best foot forward when sending Business Christmas Cards; the cards are chosen carefully, the best card stock, the best embossing and foil but if there are grammatical mistakes, all is ruined. Remember all of the times you receive an email or letter and the grammar is atrocious, your reaction is, “oh my, didn’t they read this before sending?” well proof reading also applies to Corporate Christmas Cards.
Here are five of the most common grammatical mistakes:
- Season’s Greetings is correct not Seasons Greetings – use an apostrophe.
- However, there is no apostrophe after a family’s last name for example, The Wards is correct The Ward’s is not.
- Please write Happy New Year, not Happy New Year’s or Happy New Years, this even sounds wrong.
- The word Christmas should always be capitalized, but the word merry should not be capitalized unless you are starting the line with the greeting “Merry Christmas.” If merry falls in the middle of a sentence, it should not be capitalized.
- When writing a message in your Corporate Christmas Card please remember that it is correct to say “The Board of Directors and I wish you a…” not “The Board of Directors and me wish you a…”
Asking someone to proof read your Business Christmas Cards may seem silly but sending out the “wrong message” is even sillier.