"Great holiday card!"
"I chose to inclde black and white photographs and they turned out better than expected. The cards turned out great. Love them."
"Had fun making our Christmas cards and it only took a few moments."
To order photo or no photo holiday cards can make for quite the deliberation. While you may take note at the growing trend of including images, it is most certainly not the only way to go. In fact, sending out a photo-free card opens you up to all sorts of options and has plenty of benefits.
Choosing to go sans image on your cards has its perks. You do not have to stress about fitting time into your busy fall schedule for a photo shoot with an already-over scheduled photographer. Forget scouring the closets for cute coordinating outfits or threatening, bribing and begging the family to sit still while posing for the ultimate portrait that represents the complete opposite of your actual day-to-day chaos. Even better, you can now order your cards months in advance and already have them ready to go before the holiday season begins and no one will be the wiser.
When you keep it simple, the message you are sending is easier to get across. True, the holiday season may, in large part, include an association with family. However, if your aim is to simply drive home the point that you are sending well wishes, opt for a design such as the rustic wreath holiday card, which allows you to send a bit of joy with the simplicity of yesteryear. Or, add a splash of color to the scene with a design like the bright festive tree card, which offers wishes of peace, love and joy beneath an artsy, stacked Christmas tree. If you have second thoughts about sending no photo holiday cards after you have already begun, you can add an image to any of the designs.
Want to take the ease of holiday cards a step further? For a small fee, Shutterfly will stamp and send your cards for you, ensuring they get to your loved ones in a timely manner. Not sure what to write on your Christmas card? We curated a list of over 100 Christmas messages to add to your card.