There are so many ways that you can express your thoughts and feelings for friends and family, but the most meaningful gifts are always those made from the heart and personalized with a photo. Photos evoke so many emotions and feelings, that including one in your folded card is a gift in itself. It’s a reminder of a special time and a memento to hold on to! That is why I love creating personalized folded greeting cards for friends and family outside of the holiday time-frame. Here are my favorite ideas to inspire you and help you connect with your loved ones.
Select a funny photo of you and the birthday boy or girl. Place secondary photos inside that represent times you had together. If you select a full bleed design you can gift it with a photo frame so they can insert the photo and remember that moment you had together!
Being a casual chef myself, I think there are so many fun ways to gift recipes with cards! After a successful dinner party, send out a recipe loved by your guests with a picture of it included. This also makes an inexpensive gift for a birthday- bake them their favorite cookies and include a folded card with a photo of the cookies and recipe inside. Have a favorite recipe you want to send your daughter/son while in college? Send them your hugs and kisses along with their favorite meal recipe to remember home by.
Thank You Card
Spruce up the ordinary thank you with a photo of you holding/using the gift you received. If it’s a party thank you, include your favorite part of the night on the front with complimentary photos inside. This is a surefire way of giving the recipient a smile and getting invited back to the next party!
Thinking Of You/I Love You Card
This is a card that NEVER gets old with loved ones. Who doesn’t want to be told they are loved and appreciated? Keep your relationship alive and send a photo folded card once a month with your favorite photos taken over the course of your relationship. Make it extra special each month and include in the card why you love them or a favorite memory you have shared.
Seasonal Greeting Card
Keeping in touch with your loved ones and sharing your life experiences outside of the Holiday time-frame is always a good thing to do. I love to send cards throughout the year to different people in my life – whether it be a Happy Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or Easter it always is fun to share photos and stories with your family and friends.
Any reason to connect outside of the Holiday time frame is a must. Make it a priority in 2010 to share your life with those you love!