Be top of Santa’s ‘good’ list by creating a great Christmas Card with your photographs to send out this year, whether it’s to friends and family, or to clients. Here are some of our favourite resources from Envato Elements to help you along.
Let it snow! Really, go wild with these 100 Snow Photoshop Brushes. You can combine snow effects and duplicate
layers to create a stronger effect. The download includes two .ABR (brush)
files, so you should be able to use this with any version of Photoshop from CS2
Take the hassle out of making your card: use a pre-designed
template. Simply drop your image into the placeholder and edit the text to suit.
The template makes use of a free font, a link to which is included with your download.
Making a photo-based Christmas card makes great sense if you’re
a photographer, or even if you just want to make it a little more personal.
This download includes 12 Photoshop files to help you create little photo cards
which can also double as gift cards!
This font is a great one to add a bit of festive whimsy to
your card. You’ll need a more recent version of Photoshop to be able to use
this font; 2017 and up.
Seamless patterns are really useful if you want a festive
background on your Christmas card. There are 20 included here, including
festive favourites like reindeer, santa hats and snowmen.
Each asset here is
Elements, where you can download
unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.
Tuts+ Tips for Cracking Christmas Photo Cards
- Try making your own
life. There are tons of cute things in the shops at the moment, or save
yourself a few pounds and collect pinecones, holly and ivy from your surroundings,
if they’re available.
- Why not try making
a version of your card for social
media sharing? Pop your brand on it and it’s a great marketing tool, too!
- If you’re sending
your card out to clients, remember to personalise each one. If you’re printing
them out, hand write a message. If you’re sending them out by email, write a
personal note, don’t
just copy/paste the same email.
- When you’re
choosing an image to feature make
sure it reflects you and your intended audience. A cute family portrait
might work for friends but be less appropriate for clients.
- So many people send
out cards this time of year, what will make yours memorable? Try to think of
something a bit different: if you’re printing, you could pop a magnet on the
back so it becomes a fridge magnet, or you could gift a freebie with the card
as a thank you to current clients.