There is something so nice and warming about receiving mail. Not just any mail, but a card that you can tell is not a bill or a piece of junk mail. I’m talking about when you receive that uniquely sized envelope that lets you know it’s a card from someone you love. It’s the best piece of mail to receive, especially at Christmas time when mailboxes are being filled with Christmas cards.
While it’s always fun to receive a Christmas card there is just something extra special about receiving a custom Christmas card. Many people have stopped sending cards altogether, and those that do tend to buy them off the shelf at a store. What happens to those cards after they are sent? Sometimes they are displayed during for the season, but after that, they are typically tossed out. Now, custom Christmas cards, on the other hand, are a different story.
A store bought card lets you communicate a simple greeting, but the image of your family on your custom card communicates your story. Your friends and family can see you and your children. They can see how much the kids have grown. Or, they can see if you added a new member to your family over the year. When showing off your family in your Christmas cards you are going to want high-quality pictures, which is a great reason to work with a family photographer.
A family photographer will work with your family to help you capture the moment of life that you are in. It might be showing off your growing baby bump, the new arrival, or the growing children. Whichever it is you want a photographer that is experienced working with families to capture the best image possible.
As I mentioned before, store-bought Christmas cards are quickly tossed after the holiday season. But, what happens to custom Christmas cards? They get displayed in picture frames or on the side of refrigerators. They are used throughout the year as a way for friends and family to see you and your children. The cards become keepsakes and cherished items. They remain in the house until the following year when they receive the new custom card from your family. Then they are usually tucked away to look back on and reminisce about later.
While it’s true that you send the cards out to others, you should always keep at least one for yourself. Since you send Christmas cards out at the same time every year it means you will get family pictures at the same time as well. This creates a beautiful way for you to track the growth of your family over the years. Life is busy and it is easy to have good intentions of getting family portraits taken, but not follow through. Sticking with the tradition of customer Christmas cards will assure you get it done year after year.
Custom Christmas cards are good for more than just wishing friends and family a “Merry Christmas!” They are a keepsake for you and help you share your family with your loved ones. When you spend money on store-bought cards they are nice for a moment but then thrown out. When you spend your money on custom cards they are enjoyed long-term.
Investing into having portraits taken with a family photographer is your first step to creating beautiful custom Christmas cards. I would love to schedule a time to meet your family and help you get the process started. I only order the highest quality products to assure you will have cards that you will love even years later. Contact me today to get the process started.