Make your own holiday cards online

September 22, 2017

Personalized holiday cards are perfect ways to share season’s greetings with friends and family, which is why holiday greeting cards remain popular in the digital age. In fact, the Greeting Card Association says Americans send 1.6 billion Christmas cards each year; and other holidays continue to demand celebratory cards:

  • Christmas cards: 1.6 billion
  • Valentine’s Day cards: 145 million
  • Mother’s Day cards: 133 million
  • Father’s Day cards: 90 million
  • Easter cards: 57 million
  • Thanksgiving cards: 15 million
  • St. Patrick’s Day cards: 7 million

These figures don’t even include the number of greeting cards sent for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and other holidays.

Why send holiday cards?

People send holiday cards for several reasons, including:

  • Tradition
  • Keeping in touch with family and friends
  • They’re tangible, even keepsakes
  • They’re more meaningful, especially when personalized with custom photos and messages

Women drive the greeting card industry, purchasing 80 percent of all greeting cards sold. This makes sense, given the role woman play in family kinship. As Scientific American’s Krystal D’Costa puts it:

“Family holiday nostalgia is often rooted in the remembered actions of our mothers and grandmothers … Christmas (or holiday) cards have helped with the obligations of kin work. And while anyone can send or receive a card, holiday cards in particular do seem to be an exercise in family building.”

Indeed, holiday cards transcend the simple act of sending well wishes and are instead often viewed as portals to one’s roots. Sending holiday cards is rewarding for both sender and receiver, so don’t settle for generic boxed holiday cards. You can make your own holiday gift cards online with PsPrint’s free holiday card templates and online holiday card maker.

Here’s how it works:

1. Browse the free holiday card templates on PsPrint, then pick your favorite card and color scheme

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2. Open your holiday card template in the free online holiday card maker, then follow the prompts to upload your own photos, add your own text, and adjust the layout.

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3. Review your custom artwork, select your holiday card printing options, and within a few days your printed holiday cards will be delivered to your doorstep.

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If you’re printing folded holiday cards, you can even print matching envelopes. Or, save money with postcard-style flat holiday card printing. Make your cards even more personal with custom address and return address label printing.

Making your own holiday cards puts you in control of your design, so you can send unique and creative Christmas cards to friends and family.

Ideas include:

  • Family photos
  • Your own poems and sentimental phrases
  • Hand-drawn illustrations
  • Children’s artwork
  • Funny holiday cards featuring humorous family inside jokes or a goofy family picture
  • Family “newsletter”
  • Holiday images, scenes, symbols, and traditional colors

Ready to wow your family and friends with creative greeting cards? Get started with custom holiday card printing today.

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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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