There is nothing left for the end of the year and soon we celebrate Christmas. This so familiar party where we enjoy ours, but at the same time, we miss loved ones that are not nearby. I thought something useful had to bring you with this last post of the year. And I have decided to give you a gift. Because you’re worth it, for reading me and for always being there. I want to give you these Christmas greeting cards so you can make a Christmas greeting without having to work too hard to find a Christmas card online.
But first, I want to tell you what are the essential phases that you must consider to make a greeting card.
What aspects to consider before making a greeting card
Go for it. There is nothing more beautiful than receiving a greeting card for the holidays. I remember that when I was little we collected and displayed a lot of cards that were given to us between family and friends. Coming to accumulate hundreds of them every year. It was one of my favorite hobbies. Every time my father came home he brought us new cards. Before, everyone congratulated themselves with offline cards.
Well that has changed and I remember how on these dates, 5 years ago, I stopped to analyze my mailbox. I was surprised with the result. I counted more than 50 congratulatory mails for my birthday and for Christmas, all online of course. And the vast majority were online brands and tools that I use.
That’s why today I bring you a gift that continues with that trend. I have prepared some greeting cards for your friends, family or customers, so you can save to your computer, add your logo and send to whoever you want. They are FREE and are for you. They are designed and adapted so you can share it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
To use and download them, you just have to subscribe.
5 steps to follow to make a greeting card and congratulate your followers on social networks.
Determine the message. When you make a greeting card, you must choose carefully what message you want to place on it. And that will define who this greeting card is addressed to. It is not the same to make a Christmas greeting card for a customer than a thank you for a friend. On a corporate greeting card the message should be more neutral, unless you have something specific to congratulate and can cause a stronger emotion. If the greeting card is for friends, the message will surely be more emotional and will vary the tone.
Decide the colors that the design will have. In this case and with these examples, I have made some designs of Christmas greeting cards, where custom corporate Christmas colors are usually used, such as green and red. However, every time there are cards that go out of that range, such as gold, silver, white and other colors. It is feasible that you use your company’s corporate colors perfectly even if they are not these tones.
Play with the typography . This is where else you can explain yourself and let your imagination fly. A greeting card is not a collateral element as serious or formal as a folder, a business card, or a notebook. For a Christmas greeting card, you can choose fancy fonts, no problem or handwritten fonts that give that feeling of being written by yourself. As you can see in the examples I have used different typefaces depending on the design of the card, and the images and colors that accompany it. You don’t always have to write a word the same size as the other. As you see in some examples some are by the way bigger to highlight part of the message.
Highlight an item . When you make a design it is advisable to use the technique of less is more. You don’t always have to make a complicated design. You can focus on a single element and that is the reason for your design. This is how you highlight it and you get to give it a greater role. You can choose an item and repeat it. You can choose an item and make it big, or you can choose an item and combine it with a textured background.
Benefit from free online design programs to make your designs or use these cards that are made with love for you and add your logo.
3 TOOLS TO MAKE YOUR GREETING CARDS AS A DESIGNER.
ArtStudio : is a new tool that allows you to customize the card by adding your logo or creating a new design. It has pre-designed templates, and also the option to start a new design. It is free and to upload your logo to the card you will not take anything, it is very easy.
One of the advantages of this tool is that it is well focused on the production of images for social networks and makes your work easier, saving you time and effort. It brings made image sizes for each social network. This is great for when you have to create visual content for your social media accounts.