Spread some cheer this holiday season with personalized cheap Christmas cards. Make your Christmas cards unique this holiday by creating your very own DIY photo Christmas cards.
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If you’ve been following my blog then you’ll know that I’m obsessed with picmonkey, a simple photo editing tool. I’ve used picmonkey to create our wedding invitations and our Thanksgiving Menus. Use picmonkey’s 7-day free trial to craft your holiday cards.
I’m a huge fan of crafting things on my own. I love having my hand in all the little details and knowing that I was the one who made something beautiful. It gives me great joy in life.
That’s why this holiday season I wanted to create a very special Christmas card. As some of you know over the summer I was able to walk down the aisle and say, “I do” to spend my life with the man of my dreams. For our Christmas card this year I wanted to use our wedding photos since this would mark our very first Christmas together as a married couple.
I wanted to take a second to send a very special thank you to our truly amazing wedding photographer Sara Shearer for our gorgeous wedding photos that we used to make our very first Christmas Cards as a family!
Watch the video or read the rest of the post to see how to make your own cheap Christmas cards.
*In the video I forgot to mention after you’ve made your Christmas card in picmonkey then select Export to save your holiday card to your computer to easily upload it for printing.
Step 1: Select Your Christmas Card
First, select your Christmas Card style that you want to edit to make your own.
Go to picmonkey and hover over design and select templates. Once you are in the templates on the far left-hand side click the drop-down menu of Category and select Card. Then find the perfect card for you!
Once you have your perfect card picked out hover over the image and select the preview button. Then select customize from the popup. The image will then open up in the picmonkey editor.
Step 2: Edit the Photo
After selecting customize the card will be opened in the editor. Then select and delete the image(s) to import your own image(s).
On the far left column select the “butterfly” overlays button to then add your own images. Select my computer and import the photo you want to add to your Christmas card. Then select the photo to resize and reposition the photo.
Select the Layers button at the bottom of the screen. Then select the button to send the picture to the back.
Step 3: Edit the Text
Select the text to reposition and edit the words to add your own text. Then click Export to save your image to your computer.
Step 4: Print Finalized Christmas Cards
There you have it! How fun and easy was that?! Now it’s time to print your beautiful creations. After some research, I ended up printing my cheap Christmas cards at VistaPrint because they were the cheapest. I got 50 Christmas Cards for $29.55 by purchasing my cards over the Black Friday weekend sale for a discount of 60% off.
Start by selecting the use your own design. Select the size of Christmas card you want. I chose the 5″ x 7″ Flat. I then selected to upload an image from my computer. You can then preview your design.
Select the layout of the backside of your Christmas Card. Then select and upload your image(s). Then edit the text.
Lastly, preview and check your work and then make your purchase!
Purchase your Christmas Cards around Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get the best deals. I was able to get a 60% off deal!
Cheap Christmas Cards
Crafting your own holiday cards is a great way to add a personal touch for your loved ones. Choosing to DIY your own Christmas cards this holiday season over store bought cards allows you to personalize your cards and to save money.
The holidays can be expensive so any savings you can make will give you money to spend making memories with your loved ones.