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Your Guide to Creating Perfect Personalised Christmas Cards

It’s officially the season of goodwill and we know many of you are already planning out your festive activities, so we thought we would serve as a timely reminder to think about creating your Christmas cards for this year!

With personalised cards more popular than ever, there’s never been a better time to create a special seasonal greeting for your family and friends. What’s more, our Creator Software is packed full of creative designs and templates that will help you to make your best Christmas cards ever with just a few easy clicks.

Read on as we take you through what’s inspiring us this year as well as offering a few helpful tips to send you on your way to creating your own personalised Christmas cards.

Why create a personalised Christmas Card?

We’re firm believers in the power of personalisation, and we think there’s little better to raise a smile than a photo of a special memory or moment. If you want your Christmas greeting to be that bit more meaningful than a shop-bought card, a personalised Christmas card will go that extra mile, giving your loved one something to keep and treasure for many years to come. Christmas is full of love and sentiment, and we’ll help you make sure your cards are too!

The CEWE personalised photo cards range includes classic Greeting Cards in square, portrait, landscape and panoramic formats as well as Photo Postcards which make the perfect greeting to send overseas. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on adding gold, silver or gloss Highlights to your card for that extra Christmas feeling! Want to know more? Read on…

Use our new templates

Your first port of call when creating your own personalised Christmas cards is the selection of design templates available in our Creator Software. Once you’ve chosen the size and type of card you’d like to create, you’re presented with a wide array of designs that you can personalise to create your perfect card. Make sure you’re on the ‘Christmas’ category and browse to your heart’s content!

We’re huge fans of the brush lettering trend, and we think our designs perfectly complement any festive or wintry photo. With a good amount of white space and stylish typography, you can’t go wrong with our selection of card templates. For a busier photo with lots of people, detail or colour, we love our minimalistic card designs with square or rectangular image placeholders that give a nice, clean finish. Otherwise, if you’re happy to enter full festive mode, scroll through our gallery for the most Christmassy templates you can find – there’s colour, clip art and plenty of festive cheer waiting to be discovered!

Top tip: We recommend sorting the list of templates by ‘New Products’ to see our most recently added designs first.

Upload your own design

Of course, you don’t need to use a template at all if you prefer to design your whole card yourself! Perhaps your little one has made a Christmas drawing, or maybe you’re keen to use your own festive design? Just create your cards without a design template, choose your page layout from the menu on the left-hand side and then add in your design – easy!

Take a family photo

One of the most popular personalised Christmas card ideas is the good old family photo. Commonly sent and received across the pond, the tradition has made its way over to the UK in recent years, with plenty of parents donning their Christmas knitwear and lining up their little ones to pose for the camera. A family Christmas card is special for close family friends and other family members too, so be sure to choose a set of 10 so you have enough to write for all your loved ones! For inspiration on getting that perfect Christmas family photo, read our blog post here.

Add a luxurious feel with Highlights

You’ve created the perfect design and added in your special photo, so all that remains is to add that final finishing touch to make your cards luxurious! If you haven’t come across our Highlights before, we’d like to introduce you to this deliciously tactile touch you can add to the front of your cards. Choose from gold, silver or gloss highlights and bring some text or clip-art to life with a raised, shiny finish. For this time of year, gold is our festive favourite – we highly recommend this finish for a special seasonal feel!

When creating your personalised Christmas cards, you can have as much or as little creative input as you wish. Whether you choose to use a pre-designed card template or create your design from scratch, you can do it all in the CEWE Creator Software. Whatever your personalised Christmas cards look like this year, we hope they’re full of plenty of love and festive cheer!

19th November 2019

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