10 ways to print unique holiday cards

October 25, 2017

Sending greeting cards to friends, family, customers, and business associates is a holiday tradition; but with 1.6 billion Christmas cards sent annually, how do you stand out from the generic store-bought holiday cards and deliver a meaningful message that resonates with your audience? With custom holiday card printing. The following lists 10 ways you can print unique holiday cards your recipients will love.

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Holiday Flakes free holiday card template

1. Feature your own artwork

If you’re an artist or photographer, you can easily feature your own artwork on your holiday cards. Simply save your illustrations or photos to your computer, then upload them to a blank holiday card template. From there, you can position your artwork and select your printing options, and your custom holiday cards will be delivered to your door in a few days.

2. Family photos

Family portraits are common, yet unique, holiday card themes – especially if you skip the traditional portrait poses and opt for something more creative or funny, such as the entire family in faux mustaches. Other ideas include memorializing a relative who has passed on or carrying a family joke, such as Uncle Bob asleep in the recliner after Thanksgiving dinner.

3. Historical photos

If your recipients are history buffs, you can create unique holiday cards that feature historical photos: your town at the turn of the century, your family 20 years younger, or historical images of famous buildings, people, or events in the public domain.

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Frosted Trees free holiday card template

4. Children’s artwork

Let your kids create your holiday cards this year! Give them paper and crayons or markers, and have them craft their own designs on white paper. Scan them into your computer, then upload to a blank greeting card template to turn their artwork into fun holiday cards.

5. Flat holiday cards

Give your holiday cards a modern appearance by printing flat, postcard-style cards. Browse the free flat holiday card templates in PsPrint’s design library for ideas. Choose your favorite design, select a color scheme, and then use the free holiday card maker to customize it with your own text and images.

6. Folded holiday cards

Alternatively, you can maintain a traditional look with folded holiday card printing. Make yours unique by picking a folded holiday card template, then customizing it with your own text and images with the free online holiday card creator.

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Many Cookie Returns free holiday card template

7. Digital designs

If you’re a Photoshop or Illustrator guru, you can turn your digital designs into unique holiday cards that capture the imagination. From elegant snowflake patterns to a new and creative take on Santa and more, you can upload your digital designs to a blank holiday card template, then select your printing options to bring them to life.

8. Hire a designer

If you don’t have a knack for design but want to print custom holiday cards, you can hire a graphic designer (or, if you have a nephew or someone else who is a graphic designer, you can ask them for help). This is a great option for businesses that want to send unique holiday cards but do not have a skilled designer on staff.

9. Use free holiday card templates

As previously mentioned, you don’t need to be a graphic designer to print professional-looking custom holiday cards. All you need are the free holiday card templates in PsPrint’s design library and the free online holiday card maker. Pick a pro design, then point and click your way to a custom look that features your own logo, photos, and text.

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Hoppy Holidays free holiday card template

10. Creative holiday card add-on’s

In addition to the card itself, you can make your holiday cards stand out with creative add-on’s such as custom-printed envelopes, envelope sealers, and address labels. Make your designs match your holiday card theme for a cohesive and unique holiday card package your recipients can’t ignore.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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