Thanks to Global Influence for partnering with Stuff Parents Need to make this #HolidayCardThemes post possible. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.
Holiday cards, in my opinion, are simultaneously ridiculously easy, thanks to the amazing design options at our fingertips online, and ridiculously hard, thanks to the bar getting higher and higher for how awesome your card should be (again, thanks to all the great options out there…). But perhaps they don’t have to be all that hard if you spend just a bit of time thinking about a fun way to share about your year with those you love.
My favorite holiday cards to receive, first and foremost, have a picture on them of the people who sent it. Those are the ones that go straight on to my fridge, and usually hang out there until about April. Beyond that, though, I especially love the ones that incorporate a different theme. Here are 5 fun ideas for themes you can tie to your holiday cards this year.
1. Travel theme
Make your holiday card include 1 great shot, or even a collage of shots from your vacations throughout the year. Those tend to be great pictures because everyone is having fun, and quite frankly, it’s fun for the recipient to get to live vicariously through you for a moment, whether you are at the beach or in the mountains or in some really fun city.
2. New house/new city theme
If you moved this year, incorporate that into your card. Let your new digs or your new town share the spotlight so that you can show it off to your friends and family, and encourage them to come and see you!
3. A year in the life theme
Pick one photo from each month of the year that represents a highlight and make an awesome collage. Lots of holiday cars out there can have photos on the front and back, and can include a collage style.
4. Happy New Year theme
We pretty much all get holiday cards. How many of us get cards that are all about New Year’s? Bonus: using this strategy buys you a little extra time to get your card together!
5. The bucket list theme
Did you knock anything off your bucket list this year? Do you have photographic evidence? I would LOVE to see something like this from my friends; make it a center part of your holiday card and it will surely be a hit!
Do you have any other ideas for cool themes to incorporate with your holiday greetings?
This post was inspired by Paper Culture who offer eco-friendly holiday cards and holiday invitations.