Archive for December, 2009

Tips for Successful Kids Holiday Photos

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

We all know that taking the yearly holiday photo for your holiday photo greeting card can be a daunting task! One kid blinked, the baby is crying, my dress itches, I don’t want to be next to him, the dog just ran into the photo and after the 50th take you *might* have one photo that is acceptable!

I did some research online searching for the best tips to help parents take the perfect holiday photo for their holiday greeting card:

1. There is no rule that a holiday photo has to be from or taken during the holidays. If you have a great summer photo from a family vacation or outing, use that.

2. Set your camera up for the highest resolution when taking your photos. This will eliminate having to photo shop photo brightness and quality later.

3. Most photos are best taken in a well lit area without a flash. This can reduce those “blinking” photos and harsh shadows.

4. Position your group in a slight semi-circle facing toward the center rather than a straight line. This will save on space and avoid having to overlap people.

5. Put kids in the front so that a grown-up can assist them with taking a nice photo.

6. Offer the kids a craft or after-photo activity that they can look forward to.

7. Have the bigger kids assist the little kids in getting ready for the photo. If everyone helps, things can go a lot quicker.

8. If you have a baby, carry a toy with you that you know makes them giggle, smile, laugh or look toward. Focus is the main key.

We hope this helps you prepare your holiday photo to achieve great holiday photo cards this year!

Hanukkah Greeting Cards

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration commemorating religious freedom which lasts for eight nights. The word Hanukkah actually means “dedication” or “consecration”. In English it is commonly spelled as Hanukkah, Chanukkah or Chanukah.

In 2009, Hanukkah begins at sunset on December 11th and continues until December 19th.

As a part of your celebration of the festival of lights this year, remember to send out Hanukkah holiday greeting cards to your family and friends to celebrate the holiday and the upcoming year. We have a variety of Hanukkah holiday greeting cards in modern hues and some even including digital photographs, to help you spread a cheerful and festive holiday message:

hanukkah greeting cards

The above Hanukkah holiday cards are available with a self attached photo, digital photograph, personalized greeting and/or a customized drawing of your family members. Share your holiday spirit with those you love this Hanukkah season with a greeting card from our festive collection.

Christmas & Holiday Thank You Notes

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Christmas is the season for giving however on the other end, we’re also receiving gifts from friends, family and co-workers too! Go above and beyond this year to thank your gift-givers for their lovely gifts, sentiments and gestures over the past holiday season with this collection of Christmas and holiday thank you notes.

Our holiday thank you notes appeal to kids and adults. For children we have a fun collection of fill-in holiday thank you notes for easy thank you note writing. Each fill-in features festive holiday designs like gingerbread men, snowmen, Santa, ornaments and Christmas trees. For our more mature customers we have flat and folded holiday notes featuring festive holiday stripes, die-cut designs, polka dots, damask patterns and other modern designs with snowflakes, wreaths and other popular holiday staples.

Christmas and Holiday Thank You Notes

In the days of email and texting, your recipients are sure to feel special after receiving a hand-written note from you to tell them how you enjoyed their gift. A hand-written note lets them know that you took time out of your busy schedule to appreciate their efforts.

Browse through the rest of our Christmas & Holiday Thank You Note Collection & prepare for the gift-giving season ahead!

Quick Ship Holiday Items

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The holidays are vastly approaching and for some of us last-minute shoppers, we still need to order our holiday party invitations! No need to worry, as offers a plethora of quick-ship items in our holiday party & Christmas party invitation section. We have over 46 items that are available as quick-ship, fast track orders. These are items that we print digitally at our office, meaning we ALWAYS have them in-stock. No need to worry that your favorite item will sell out before or after you place an order. Be sure to look for the brown “FAST” UPS truck icon below each of our quick-ship items.

Another great new option we have for our digital products is not only our typical rush policy but our brand new super-rush policy. Super rush processing costs $50.00 and your order ships from our NC office within 1 business day! We also have our traditional rush policy for a more affordable $20.00, in which your order ships within 1-2 business days.

During the holiday season we understand that you need your invitations, greeting cards and holiday accessories sooner rather than later. Check our quick-ship deals for fast processing today!

Holiday Return Address Labels

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Nobody likes a boring invitation or greeting card envelope, especially during this festive time of year! Jazz up your holiday envelopes with a holiday return address label from our abundant collection.

This collection of holiday return address labels features stickers from vendors you know and trust like IB Designs, Noteworthy Collections, Stacy Claire Boyd, Picture Perfect and Starfish Art. Choose a cartoon design with a staple holiday character like our holiday penguin, wreath, gingerbread house, reindeer, snowman, polar bear, baby Santa, Christmas trees and more. Need something more traditional? We also have a collection of classic holiday trees, damask patterns, snowflake designs, holiday swirls, holly sprigs and plaid designs. We even have one vendor that allows you to create a holiday family out of snowmen or people which you can customize to look like ach one of your family members! Take a look at some of our great choices below:

holiday stickers

The above labels work great as return address labels, gift tags, favor seals, envelope seals, holiday candy stickers and cookie stickers. Personalize your label with your name, address or a fun holiday phrase.

Remember, all of our IB Designs round stickers are available on the “fast track” ordering. They will be ready to ship in just 2-3 business days!