Remember early on in 2020 when we thought this whole pandemic thing would be over in just a few weeks? Unfortunately, coronavirus has overstayed its welcome and we’ve had to adjust to a new normal. This has meant changes in how we interact with one another, which is especially evident as we’re heading into this festive season. While it looks like we won’t be able to spend Christmas or New Year’s Eve with all our loved ones, we can still celebrate the spirit of the season by sending Christmas greeting cards to those we can’t meet in person.
Photo cards are a great way of staying connected with family and friends when you can’t be there in person! That’s why we’ve been hard at work creating new card designs that your loved ones are sure to enjoy. Since this year has been so unique, we decided to create a collection of social distancing Christmas cards —heartfelt with a dash of humour!
Quarantine Christmas cards
Nothing says Christmas like cosy sweaters, gloves, stockings, and beanies. Throw in a face mask and a roll of toilet paper and you’ve got yourself a COVID Christmas card. If you’d like to pay tribute to a rock n’ roll legend, you’ll love our Blue Without You design that features sentimental song lyrics we can all relate to this year.
After the year we’ve all had, it’s no surprise that most people are ready to say, good riddance to 2020. With this in mind, we created the light-hearted Over Yet New Year card that wants to know “Is this year over yet?” This design has plenty of space for you to customise and write in what you’ve been up to this year.
If you’d rather go a more traditional route with your Christmas cards, there’s nothing like the magic of Hallmark cards. With over 70 customisable designs on the Snapfish site, you’re sure to find something special to send to family, friends, and all your loved ones. Plus, with a personalised photo card, it’ll definitely stand out from all the other Christmas cards in the post!
Macmillan Cancer Support
In case you haven’t seen, Snapfish and Macmillan are working in partnership to raise vital funds to ensure that people affected by cancer receive support when they need it the most. That’s especially important during the Christmas season. For every 7×5″ folded greeting card or 7×5″ set of flat cards sold, Macmillan will receive up to 15p. If you feel like giving a card that gives back this year, check out the lovely selection of Macmillan designs we have available on our website. While these designs are located in our Thinking of You category, you’ll definitely find something that can be used during this socially distanced Christmas season.
COVID-themed New Year’s cards
After the year we’ve all had, it’s no surprise that most people are ready to say good riddance to 2020. With this in mind, we created a few light-hearted designs that celebrate our resiliency. We Survived 2020 and We Made It To 2021 are sure to be rallying cries we’ll hear as we ring in the new year. For the exhausted among us, you’ll appreciate both our Is 2020 Over Yet? and Over Yet designs. If you have lots of photos you’d like to highlight this year, you’ll love the collage layout of our Hindsight 2020 card.
Now that you’ve found a card design you like, it’s time to customise! If you’ve chosen one of our quarantine card designs, you’ll see they are flat photo cards sold in sets of 20 and available in sizes 7×5”, 8×4”, or 8×6”; whereas our greeting cards are sold as single folded 7×5” cards. After you’ve decided on a size, your next choice is the paper type. You can choose from gloss or matt cardstock in our flat card or Hallmark card designs, and our standard greeting cards are available on glossy cardstock only. Lastly, you can opt for a square or rounded trim with our flat format quarantine cards. When you’re ready to start your project, just click “Create Now” to be taken to our easy-to-use project builder. Don’t worry if you change your mind on your initial selections, you’ll have the ability to change designs, layouts, size, paper, envelope, and trim options in the builder.
Get ready to write!
Once you’ve received your cards from us in the post, now comes the fun part — signing, sealing, and sending! Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary tools on hand like pens, stamps, and your address book. If you have little ones in the house, they can help out by signing their own name or drawing a cute picture on the card or envelope (or if you upload a scan of their handwriting as a photo when you make the card, we can print this as part of the greeting inside). Don’t worry about trying to write a novel in your card. Keeping things short and sweet is always in style. For ideas on what sentiment to sign off with, read our recent season’s greetings blog post. Check out our handy tips for signing off your Christmas greetings below.
We’d love to see how you end up spreading Christmas cheer to your loved ones this year! Please share your photo cards with us on social media. Just tag @snapfishuk on Instagram or Facebook with photos or use the hashtag #snapfishuk. You can also follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too!