I love designing our family holiday card each year. Sometimes I will go through two or three different designs before deciding on one.
Holiday card #1: Word Cloud with pictures
I came up with an unique and fun idea for a card this year and wanted to share! I would love to see someone else use this idea in their family card.
My new idea for a Christmas card this year is using a word cloud. I love word clouds and they are super easy to use at www.wordle.net. It’s a fun and easy way to share features from your year without writing a full letter.
The next step is to surround the word cloud with pictures to really tell the story. Even if you didn’t have time or money to hire a professional photographer you can use some of your favorite pictures from throughout the year. For this example, I simply chose some of my favorite pictures from Facebook.
Holiday card #2: Word design in lieu of a letter
We went years including a holiday letter in our card. We no longer write an entire letter but I like to find ways to feature highlights. One year, I used the design below for the back of our card in lieu of a letter.
Have fun with your holiday card and see it as a time to get creative and share a sentiment with your friends and family and not a chore. I like to incorporate our family’s personality as a keepsake for myself. Let us know if you have unique ideas!