DIY Holiday Card on a Budget (using a template and Photoshop!)

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If you’re like me, you like to get a jump on your holiday cards, and this is why so many of us like to use services to print our cards. I’m a fan of those companies like everyone else, but I’m not a fan of the price. My solution is to design my own holiday card, print it at more of a budget online printer, and feel really great knowing that most of my card recipients will enjoy the card before tossing it into the recycling bin.

For 2018, I’ve designed  a simple card featuring a place for one photo on the front, and four on the back, along with a space for a short greeting or yearly recap. The design on the front is a graphic, in that you cannot type over those fonts, but the back is a free font and the idea is that you can customize it any way you like!

The card comes in two sizes: 5.5 x 4.25, and 7 x 5. I included the smaller size because it will fit perfectly into a standard A2 sized envelope. I will also be sending a handful of handmade cards to friends and family and this little postcard will also tuck right into the envelopes nicely.

The other cool thing is that if you like the card design, I have a set of stamps that coordinate and can be used to decorate your envelopes.

Oh, and it’s on sale for 40% off through November 23!

I have a video tutorial showing you how to use this layered template set:

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Cathy ZielskeDIY Holiday Card on a Budget (using a template and Photoshop!)

4 Comments on “DIY Holiday Card on a Budget (using a template and Photoshop!)”

  1. #1
    Barbara Rokke

    well I’m sold – I like the idea of making my own. It is getting harder and harder to get family photos as my family spreads out across the states. I’ll have to be more creative this year.

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Yay! Just make sure that when you do the journal side, you the text box in just a bit so that when you get it printed, nothing gets cut off! Sound good?

  2. #2

    Thanks Cathy! I bought the template and already made my cards and ordered from the printer you linked to. I love that they print front & back!

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