It’s that time of year again! Let’s start combing through closets to find what works and then hit the stores to make our ensembles look even better. Your holiday card counts. It’s nearly a competition these days. Follow these tips to make sure you get it right:
- Start with the basics. Pick a single color to tie everyone in together. Be it a navy blue, black or the like, we recommend a darker shade to match the time of year, rather than pastels and spring-like hues.
- Add in a few other colors to coordinate. Make these consistent throughout the group, but don’t be such a stickler on if every shade is the same. A simple white can work with a cream, just as well as an orange can work with burnt orange. You should simply be trying to tie it all in together to create a cohesive look.
- Show some personality. Put rain boots on a small child or allow a young boy to wear a tie over a t-shirt. Maybe put a hat on one person. No one needs to look perfect and if there is something that fits well with one of your family member’s personality, go with it. People want to see the “real” you……not the perfectly posed you.
- Finally, don’t be afraid to be silly or to stand out among the other perfectly posed cards that will likely adorn your card wreath or however you hang your holiday greetings. The fun cards are what get the most attention and you’ll be happy you took a chance when you start receiving the other “perfect” family cards.
Holiday cards should be fun. Embrace the crazy, take hold of your family’s personality and share it with your friends and family. I’m confident you’ll be glad you did.
Here are a few memorable cards that I’ve seen over the years:
Good luck and enjoy the experience!