Sometimes we think that we absolutely must have a professional photographer for our holiday pictures. That is not true. I have two great tips on how you can still make a beautiful holiday card without using a professional photographer.
Cardfool is the only funny online personalized greeting card service. Knowing that there was no funny card website where you could personalize and add your own photos to cards, Tim and a group of writers and artists decided to build CardFool.com. Tim helped launch CardFool in 2015 so that more people can customize and send funny cards easily… and because he believes in free first class postage! (CardFool includes free stamps on all sent cards).
To use CardFool, there are 3 steps. 1. Browse the Photo Card section and choose your favorite card. 2. Upload your photo (s) (new or old photo) and upload it on their website. You can add a free personalized message if you want! 3. Have the photo card shipped directly to anyone first-class mail in the U.S. for just $3.99. That’s all you have to do.
If hiring a professional photography is out of your budget, then using a camera (even your smartphone camera) is another great option. I like to use a tripod when we have to take our own family photos. There are many tripod options available even for smartphones. All you have do is coordinate your outfits, your schedules so that everyone is available, and take the photo. Tim from CardFool has some great suggestions on getting the picture perfect photo.
- Skip The Props – Think simple and clean, regardless of how many people are in the photo. This applies to everything, clothing, background, poses, etc.
- Get Lit – Think simple and clean, regardless of how many people are in the photo. This applies to everything, clothing, background, poses, etc.
- Smartphone – Capture the photo both horizontal and vertical, making sure that the legs and head are not chopped off. have fun with the filters (but not too many filters to avoid over-processed pictures).
- Magic Time – If you have grade-school kids, be prepared to get in and get out.
What tips do you have on getting the picture perfect holiday card?