Supermarket cards might be a quick fix when you’re running out of time or running off to a party, but if you want to commemorate something truly special, you’ll want to make choices about how the card looks and feels – and you’ll want your photos to play a starring role. Here are a few fun thoughts and ideas that help extend your photo card experience.
Personalizing Cards and Gifts Take People on a Journey
A personalized card or gift of real quality can convey an authentic moment and communicate excitement and genuine emotion. Take, for example, the case of wedding save the date magnets. When guests receive these unique gifts and snap them onto the side of their favorite metallic surface, something very special happens; a custom wedding invitation becomes even more memorable and the journey to the big day you are sharing with them begins.
Unlike a Facebook group or e-mail invitation, that one customized photo magnet was sent from two special individuals, and it comes to represent in an immediate, physical object, how two people are joining to create one family. The little bit of extra effort it takes to create a photo card or magnet really shows through, and it doesn’t end up in a recycle bin.
Custom wedding invitations are a wonderful example of how quality cards can boost the anticipation for an event. But there are other wonderful uses for customized cards. For every celebrated occasion, it is absolutely appropriate to send a custom greeting. And you don’t need to stop when the event concludes, because gratitude is also part of the journey. Commemorate the event while thanking your friends and family with special thank you notes for Christmas gifts for example, or photo thank you notes for graduation. In a way, you are sending your friends their own gift in return!
Other Fun Ways to Use Your Photo Cards
Check out this cute and simple wooden display for your favorite photos. What about collecting your favorite photo cards from various occasions and adding them to the mix? No one wants to toss out a nice personalized photo card, and a slick monochromatic mount will go along with any collection from a mash of holidays. This is a great idea for the card creator who is saving one leftover photo card from each order over the years.
Make Yourself Part of the Process
Let’s face it: the alternative to customized photo cards are flimsy and mass-produced cards that lots of other people are buying, too. Make yourself part of the process and create a unique message. Photo Card Café has vast options for designs, color schemes, and fonts to help create the perfect card to match your personality and personal style. Your unique photos will lead the experience when their own color schemes and compositions are uploaded to the card. And finally, the words you choose (whether simple or lengthy) will extend that personalization.
Here are a couple of fun ideas:
- Include some of your wedding vows on the card message.
- Add a quote from your favorite author.
- One one side, the card add your new photo. On the other side, add an old photo of you as a young child. (This would be great for graduation announcement cards!)
The Journey Never Ends
If it’s your first time to create a customizable photo card, you are in for a treat. After you try a few of your favorite portrait photos (or maybe a great goofy one of you and your partner dancing, we won’t judge), you might just be hooked. The good news is, photo cards really can be a simple yet unique touch to any event, and as your life grows and changes you will have more excuses to create them. Remember to come back and visit us for ideas when you extend your family, when you celebrate your first anniversary, or when you reach your next milestone.