A Few of Our Favorite Things: Photo Christmas Cards!

It is that time of year! Scarf-wearing, gift-buying, Christmas-carol-singing season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We get asked all the time about photo Christmas cards – do we design them and what companies do we recommend? So we thought we’d share a few of our favorites for our clients and friends…


Option 1: Let us design a card for you!

This one is a no-brainer. We will take on all the searching, designing, and printing for you. You choose your favorite image (either from your session with us, or your own photo if we didn’t get to do a session this year). We will create a complimentary design for either a flat or folded card of your choice. Just email Mary Clark to get started! Prices vary based on card type.


Option 2: Artifact Uprising 3-in-1 Photo Cards

Oh my goodness. We thought we couldn’t love Artifact Uprising any more, but then they came out with the 3-in-1 cards just in time for Christmas. It’s a card. It’s a gift tag. It’s a beautiful photo print. Yep – you heard me right. Your friends and family will receive a beautiful card with a gift-tag they can pass on, and a keepsake photo print of your lovely family. 3-in-1 cards run $1.50-$2.20 per card. Shop here.

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Option 3: Minted Christmas (and New Years) Cards

Our returning clients probably know how much we love Minted! They use nice paper, and have tons of fabulous card designs from different independent artists. From ornament-cards to gold foil-pressed cards, there is a little something for everyone! Warning: be prepared to spend some time perusing the plethora of designs & card styles! For those of you who are always a bit late to the game ordering Christmas cards, they also have New Years cards! Prices vary based on card style. Shop here.

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Option 4: Artifact Uprising Postcard Pack

Another item to love from Artifact Uprising’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop…the limited edition postcard pack. These are a more affordable option if you are only wanting to order a few cards (plus they are gorgeous!). Postcards are $29.99 for a pack of 20 cards (about $1.50 per card). Shop here.

au-holiday-postcard-packimage source: Artifact Uprising


Bonus: Pinhole Press Photo Address Labels

We had to include one piece of flare for your cards…check out the fun photo return address labels from Pinhole Press! $9.99 for a set of 16 labels. Shop here.

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A DIY Touch…Add an envelope liner!

This is one of our favorite tricks to spice up a simple card. Simply purchase (or make!) a template (like these), and find some fun patterned paper (gift wrap & magazine pages work great, as well as craft & fine paper). Trace, cut, & insert. Check out the DIY from dream green diy. We made envelope liners for our wedding invites and got lots of compliments. Our favorite place for paper & supplies…Paper Source!

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image source: dream green diy


Do you have a favorite place to order photo cards, or an added touch to make them special?

We would love for you to share in the comments!




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