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5 Amazing Assets to Make a Cracking Christmas Card with Your Photos

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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.

1. 100 Snow Photoshop Brushes

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 onwards.

100 Snow Photoshop Brushes
100 Snow Photoshop Brushes

2. Christmas Card Template

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.

Christmas Card Template
Christmas Card Template

3. Christmas Photo Cards+ Instagram Post

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!

Christmas Photo Cards Instagram Post
Christmas Photo Cards+ Instagram Post

4. Snowy - Winter Floral Color Font

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.

Snowy - Winter Floral Color Font
Snowy - Winter Floral Color Font

5. Christmas Seamless Patterns

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 from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.

Tuts+ Tips for Cracking Christmas Photo Cards 

  • Try making your own festive still 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.

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