Sending out your first holiday card as a couple this year? There’s still plenty of time to find a design you love—and with so many chic options from our sister company, Tiny Prints, you’re sure to find just the right one! Here are a few of our favorites… leave us a comment below and let us know which one you love most.
Our sister company, Tiny Prints, is searching for the cutest couple… are you it? Enter the Tiny Prints Talent Search for a chance to star in a 2012 marketing campaign! The search is also on for cutest baby, cutest kid, cutest family, cutest couple and cutest pet, so make sure to spread the word to friends and family. See below for all the details (including awesome prizes) and how to submit your photos.
Anxious about sending out engagement photos? Don’t wait for holiday cards! We have a wealth of Thanksgiving cards and they’re a cute way to share love with friends and family a little earlier in the year. Here are a few of our favorites from both the Wedding Paper Divas collection and our sister company, Tiny Prints!
What will be your good deed this Christmas? Welcome the troops home for the holidays with a FREE greeting card from our sister company, Tiny Prints! We’ll even mail it for you—easy enough, right?
Tiny Prints has partnered with AMillionThanks.org to identify military bases and hospitals around the world to send your cards. If you have a special troop or veteran in mind, you can also send it straight to them (just note: you will be charged 44¢ for a stamp if you choose the “send directly to the recipient” option).
Find out how to make a personalized card on the Tiny Prints Facebook page. And please share this with your friends. We want to send as many military cards as possible this holiday season.
Will you personalize one? Leave us a comment below.
Fall’s arrival means the holiday season is quickly approaching—making now the ideal time to snap the perfect photos for your holiday cards. We know how hard it can be to get just the right image, so to help you capture the perfect moment for your holiday cards this year, we’ve put together our top photo-taking tips from our professional photographers.
After you get the tips, head over to our sister company, Tiny Prints, to find the perfect design for you and yours!
Try these five tips to get on your way to taking better photographs…
The best photos have a high resolution, or pixel count. Set your camera to the highest resolution possible to get the sharpest images.
For better balanced photos, use the Rule of Thirds. Imagine a nine-square grid in your viewfinder and position your subject at any intersection of the lines—just not in the middle. This will make your photos more interesting and your holiday cards more unique!
Love the light. No matter how cute you and your +1 look in a grainy or dark photo, low quality images will take away from the magic of your holiday cards. If indoors, shoot in front of a window or other well-lit place, or use your flash. If outdoors, try to avoid shooting directly into the sun or under it. If the sun is unavoidable, use your flash to lighten any shadows.
Focus, focus, focus. Use your camera’s automatic focus to get crisp images. Using your flash, even when you’re outdoors, will also help deter the blur.
Get close and be creative. Zooming in to avoid background distractions will create impactful images. Also, mixing up your angles (vertical shots!), shooting from different distances and playing with color coordination can make all the difference in your finished product.
Talented designer Joke Vande Gaer of Tokketok was recently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings! A special series on Powder Blue and Nude Save-the-Dates showcases Joke’s lovely save-the-date postcards created exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas!