This post is especially for recently married couples who are wondering whether you can use your beautiful wedding photos for Christmas cards.
Hopefully, by the end of this blog post, you will be closer to your answer and feel good about your decision on whether or not to use your wedding photos for your Christmas cards.
The Challenge with Christmas Cards
The challenge is that we don’t want to overuse our wedding photos, right? Another challenge is that we want the style of our wedding photos to match the design of our Christmas cards.
What if you could indeed use your wedding photos for your Christmas cards? The obvious advantages to this are not having to pay for additional photos for your Christmas cards as well as any clothing that you would need to purchase and the amount of time it would take to complete taking your photos. These are amazing advantages that make us wonder, what disadvantages could there possibly be?
Well, there’s a little more to these three advantages to making your decision to use your wedding photos for your Christmas cards.
Using your wedding photos for Christmas cards
One thing that you will want to do is prepare to use your wedding photos for Christmas cards ahead of time. It will definitely help if you know before your wedding that you might be using your wedding photos for Christmas cards. This will help you to prepare for the best settings, and backdrops, and to coordinate your wedding theme with a Christmas card format.
You will not want to take photos that you did not intend to be used for Christmas cards and have to edit them to fit into a Christmas card theme. This will be noticeable and it will save you a huge headache if you already know ahead of time.
Matching Your Photo Designs
Another example that will help you to prepare your wedding photos to be used for Christmas cards is to try matching your photos to the winter season of Christmas. Sure, this might be a challenge but it will be much easier to find a space for your photos that matches the season if you are prepared. For example, most weddings are in the spring and summer months. In that case, it might not be best to take outdoor photos and try to make them into Christmas cards. Perhaps indoor photos or a setting that is not obviously a warmer climate would be better to prepare for Christmas cards.
Using your wedding photos for your Christmas cards is an excellent idea, especially in the same year that you are married. This is a great announcement of your wedding as well. The closer your wedding date to Christmas the better this works. Of course, if you are married in January or February it’s more of a stretch to use your wedding photos for Christmas cards but it can still be done especially if you include a more current family photo as well.
More Uses for your Wedding Photos
You don’t have to only use your wedding photo if you decide to use them for your Christmas cards. You could include several photos that tell the story of your year. Perhaps you were married early in the year, celebrated a new home during the same year, and even have an addition to announce as well. You don’t want to include too much on your Christmas card but telling your story in a way that makes sense to your recipients and genuinely updates them on how things are going is a great idea.
After all, isn’t it better to use your Christmas cards for a purpose if possible? They are not just great to share holiday greetings but it’s also a great way to keep up with your friends and family and share in their celebrations.
If you would like to include your wedding photos in your Christmas cards just know that it is perfectly fine to do so. You have several options and as long as your themes match and you keep in mind how close your wedding is to Christmas and prepare your Christmas cards will turn out great.
Another great idea is to use your wedding photos for newlywed Christmas cards.
Scheduling Your Photos
One service that I have used and really appreciated is http://shoott.com where you can schedule your family photos at a location near you with a professional photographer.
That’s it! Now you are ready and have the plan to use your wedding photos for your Christmas cards.
The next step is to go ahead and choose the best setting for your wedding photos and your photographer if you have not already done so.
Aren’t you excited that you don’t need to take a separate round of photos?