December is coming again, and it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards for many people. After all, sending them out is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family over the festive period. They don’t have to be expensive, either – as you will see from some of these examples! Two main ways to create your Christmas card are DIY or professionally printed. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each approach so you can make an informed choice.
DIY Christmas Cards
If you love crafting and making things, a DIY Christmas card may be perfect. The crafting world has exploded in recent years, and many types of “crafting” are now big businesses. There are even big craft fairs like The Great Craft Robbery, where you can buy supplies and create your own Christmas card. If you love paper crafts, you also have plenty of options. For example, you could make paper decorations and decorations out of paper to pop inside your card. You could also use paper to create pop-up cards, which are always fun. If you prefer a different type of craft, there are still plenty of ways you can make your own Christmas card. You could make a homemade card using construction paper, card stock, or even a card with a 3D effect. You could also make your own Christmas decorations to go inside your card, like decorations made from felt.
Professionally Printed Christmas Cards
If you’re more of a “traditional” person and prefer your Christmas cards not to look like you made them at home, then a professionally printed card is the way to go. They look great, are often cheaper than you’d think, and are a great way to stay in touch with people. There are a few types of cards you can have printed professionally. Perhaps the most common are cards with an image on the front. You could use a photo of your family, your friends, or even a photo of a famous building like Big Ben. Or perhaps you want to create your design – there are many easy ways to do this. You can also get cards with a plain design or a custom Christmas photo card with text printed on them.
The Benefits of DIY Christmas Cards
There are many benefits to making your own Christmas card. First, it’s a lot of fun and a great way to spend time with your friends or family. It can also be a great way to show off your creativity and personality, especially if you make something very different from everyone else. And, of course, it’s cheap: you can make an excellent card for next to nothing. It will likely be cheaper than professional prints if you have to buy your supplies. Plus, you get the bonus of recycling and repurposing materials that would otherwise be thrown away. And, of course, you can create a card in a theme that most store-bought cards don’t fit – like, say, a Star Wars design.
The Benefits of Professional Prints
One significant benefit of making a professional print of your custom holiday photo cards is that you can be sure it will look good. You can get various cards, from traditional cards to pop-up cards. You can choose the colors, what style of card you want, and so on. Plus, you can get cards that are made out of recycled paper. You can also get a wide variety of text-based designs on your card, allowing you to personalize it however you want. Another benefit is that the card can be printed in various ways, including on unique boards and fabrics. This means you can customize your card even more and create something unique. The only thing to be careful of is that while many cards are very cheap, some can be expensive. Be on the lookout for sales and coupons, and be careful about your selection.
As you can see, both DIY cards and professionally printed cards have their advantages and disadvantages. Both are great ways to stay in touch with friends and family, and both are great ways to show that you care. The main difference is that you can design a DIY card exactly how you want it, whereas a professionally printed card has a preset design. So, the choice comes down to what you want from the card. If you want a card that looks amazing, go with a professionally printed card. If you want a unique, personal card that you can truly call your own, make it DIY!