This is really advance notice – but this year KEP is going crazy for Christmas cards! I’m sure some of you have seen my previous designs (if you haven’t, please contact me for more information!). My idea is to showcase your year, your family, your photos in a creative and beautiful way for your year-end card.
A lot of people ask about the cards, but usually not until the second week of December. I know it doesn’t feel like Christmas in October and November, but it is the perfect time to start planning your card. To jump-start your process, I am going to be offered a reduced design fee this year, during October and the first 2 weeks of November. I’ll also offer a $5 discount for referring your friends!
So while it’s only June, this time of year does mark a halfway point, and it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about what you’ve done and what you want to portray in your holiday card.
Here is a helpful timeline:
-If you want to have family portraits taken, think early fall, even the end of summer. Portraits take time to edit and turn around to you, and you’ll probably want time to choose. Start booking those soon.
-If you are planning on a family event timeline or collage, it’s never too early to start a file on your computer for those perfect images.
-You may not have any idea WHAT to do, but that’s where I can help! I have a lot of ideas, and I’ll tell you what I would do with whatever media you choose to display (yes, even text).
When we get closer I’ll post a few more related topics like how to choose compelling photos, what type of card is best for your family, and how the design process will work. Oh! And I’ll give you the details on the sale. So stay tuned!!
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this before now…but after taking newborn shots of baby Elizabeth, I was able to create a really fun and innovative birth announcement for parents Katie and Layton. The design featured a fold out card with 4 panels, front and back. When you pull it from the envelope, you see this:
Then you unfold it to see all four panels:
The idea was that the whole card could be nicely spread out on someone’s fridge, or it can stand on its own on a coffee table.
For extra impact, we also made use of the back:
You may remember this darling girl from her newborn photos, and she looks SO different now. I had to stop myself from flagging 50% of the pictures as favorites, so I may need to do a few sneak preview posts. There’s just a lot going on in this session. You’ll see, we have darling E, plus mommy and daddy, grandma, cousin Mason and Auntie Spring, and even Harley (the dog). So stay tuned for more! (Including a side-by-side comparison of her then and now.) As always, click on the image to see it larger.