The tradition of sending Christmas greeting cards dates back to 1843 in Victorian England, when the first Christmas card was mass produced by a busy socialite named Henry Cole. These days, despite huge advances in technology, the practice of sending physical Christmas cards to friends and family by post is one that has held strong.
Creating your own personalised Christmas cards can be a fun tradition to adopt as a family, and it doesn’t have to be complicated either. If you plan to design and print your own Christmas cards with Bob Books this year, here are a few creative ideas to help them stand out.
1. Add some colour to make it pop
One way to make your Christmas cards stand out is to find a way to incorporate a bright colour that makes the photo pop, especially if the background you’re working with is quite grey and wintery. This can be achieved by looking for a vibrant background such as a coloured wall, clear blue sky, or lush evergreen tree, or even adding in a bright red scarf or jacket.
2. Take a minimalistic approach
Sometimes simple is best when it comes to Christmas photo cards. For example, you could opt to create a black and white family photo and use a white border to keep it elegant and simple. Alternatively, you could shoot your own minimalistic Christmas photo of something seasonal like a wreath, evergreen tree, or a pile of Christmas cookies. Make sure to leave plenty of white space to keep the photo looking clean and help your main subject stand out.