Okay, I admit it. This year I bought my Christmas cards from Costco. There just wasn’t time for the homemade card creation and I had to go with the quick and cheap route. Although the cards turned out great- I really hate that expanse of plain white on the mailing envelopes. When you go the the mailbox, you know before you open it that it’s a Christmas card from Costco. So this year, I decided to jazz up my envelopes with colorful stickers made by me. My color laser is out of ink so I had to get creative. I found a great clip art tree silhouette and typed in pretty words using a font I purchased at Creative Market. Then I printed out a sheet of them on full sheet sticker paper. To add a pop of color I painted a wash of green Dr Ph Martin india ink around the tree, not caring if there were little bits of white still showing. The ink is great because it is waterproof and will not run if the mail person is caught in a downpour. After they were completely dry, I punched them out with a paper punch (which was a little tricky) and stuck them to my envelopes. Voilà! Customized, colorful stickers that will make even Santa take note.
Every year at Thanksgiving, Juetten Personal Financial Planning sends out a card to their clients to let them know how important they are. I worked with them to design a branded card that was festive, seasonal and personal. The beautiful images were found at Creative Market which is any designer’s dream. We were able to upload the design to SendOutCards where they do the printing, addressing and mailing for you. A very cool way to reach out to your customers during this holiday season!