Christmas card time! Or holiday card time! Whatever you celebrate, I know you’re chomping at the bit to get started — you’ve got a card to plan, purchase, address and send out to 300 of your family and closest friends!
Because you’re super smart and booked your LYYP session months ago when everyone else was still shaking sand out of their shoes, you’ve got (or will soon have!) an awesome image chosen for your holiday card. But … what’s next?
The options for photo cards these days are abundant — overwhelming, even. But I’m here to help — I’ve culled down the holiday card options to two online storefronts that take care of you with great, festive designs (and discount codes!). AND for those of you who, lets face it, see the annual Christmas Card chore with less “oh, yay!” and more “oh, Lordy, I just can’t decipher all these options” — I’ve got the answer to your prayers, too! Just be sure to read this post until the end.
- Tiny Prints: Many of you have taken advantage of the special 40% discount that was offered to LYYP clients by Tiny Prints in past years. And Tiny Prints was paying attention, because they’ve done it again — they sent me a new batch of 40% off codes this year. Want one? Drop me a line and I’ll happily send one your way. You can see the LYYP Tiny Prints Storefront HERE. Be sure to note in the “Instructions” section of your order that you’d like The Life in Your Years Photography’s photo credit printed on the back of the card.
- Minted: For all you Minted fans, you can access the LYYP Minted Storefront HERE — Check out, especially, the designs by Pelham’s own Kimberly FitzSimons, an LYYP client whose LYYP slideshow I recently highlighted HERE. Minted is running a 15 % off sale on their cards until November 7th, so hurry on up if this is your printer of choice. Again, please note in the “Instructions” section of your order that you’d like The Life in Your Years Photography’s photo credit printed on the back of the card. I get a real kick out of imagining your cards being pulled out of mailboxes all over the world and people smiling at the photo, then looking at the back and seeing the name of MY business. To each his own — that’s just something I think is really cool.
- Kensington Paper!: I totally get it when people ask me, with pleading eyes, if I design holiday cards. (“Please?”, their eyes implore, would you please take this overwhelming and time consuming task off my plate?) Enter Ann Marie, Ivonne and Paisley at Kensington Paper. These lovely ladies have got lots and lots of cute options that range in price from online compatible to custom orders. And they will help you wade through them all! They tell me that foil personalization is the hot thing this year — how festive, right? And if that’s not enough, the KP ladies have offered to take 15% off all holiday card orders for LYYP clients. So sweet! Seriously — go see them or drop them a line, and be sure to tell them I sent you to get the discount. I’m positive you’ll be happy with the results. Add to all that wonderfulness the fact that shopping at Kensington Paper (in Bronxville, and owned by two Pelham gals) is shopping local, and you’ve got a win-win-win situation right there.
And that’s all, folks. I’ll continue to edit this post as I learn more about super sales and opportunities that’ll make your Christmas Card experience one of the easiest things on your list. And since it doesn’t feel right to have a blog post without a photo, here’s my card from last year:
Be creative, have fun, and don’t forget to put ME on your list!