Spread Holiday Cheer with Festive Print

The snow is falling, and the year is coming to a close. ‘Tis the season to be thankful and spread joy to those who have been in your life this year.

It’s normal to look back on the year behind us and feel thankful for the family, friends and loved ones who have made the year memorable. To express that gratitude, many of us choose to send holiday cards and greetings. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or need some inspiration, look no further. Here are a few ways Embossing Plus can make your message of holiday cheer even more special.


Rather than sending the same mass-produced card to everyone on your list, consider ways you can make your holiday greeting more personal.

Include Family Photos

Photo cards have become an increasingly popular way to make a holiday card more personal. By including photos of you and your partner, your family or your pets, the recipient gets to see you when they may not get a chance to celebrate with you in person. Whether you choose a professionally shot holiday photo or a selection of pictures taken throughout the year, including photos is a great way to share a little bit of your year with the people in your life.

Add Personalized Greetings

Did you know that you can have your cards printed with personalized messages for the recipient? Variable data printing allows you to include different text or pictures on each card. Not only will that distant aunt feel special when she sees the personal touch, but you can save yourself time by having the envelopes or postcards addressed for you. And you don’t have to skimp on style — variable data printing is also available in festive foil.

Include a Year-in-Review

Taking the time to include a recap of your year can help those who you don’t see often, or those who may not use social media, feel more connected. Try thinking about and sharing your experiences and achievements, rather than things you’ve accumulated. Share the story about how much your dog loved his birthday toy rather than brag about the new car you bought. Thinking back over the highlights of the past year can also help you feel more gratitude for your accomplishments. That’s a holiday cheer win-win!

Add Embellishments to Make it Pop!

There is a wide range of print finishing embellishments that can make your holiday card unique and stand out on the mantel.

  •  Foil stamping or a glittery coating can make your card sparkle and shine.
  •  Embossing or debossing and die cuts can create a three-dimensional or sculptural effect.
  •  Laser cutting and folding can be used to create a card that stands on its own.
  • Create a festive custom-shaped card, such as a snowflake, holiday wreath or gingerbread man.

Any of the print finishing embellishments we offer can be combined to create something distinctive and one hundred percent you.

Select Interesting Materials

In addition to embellishments, we offer a wide selection of materials for your holiday message.

Paper comes in a variety of weights and textures. Paperweight (or thickness) has a tangible effect. Heavier paperweights feel more substantial and are better for embossing or debossing. Paper textures, from matte to glossy, work with embellishments differently to create distinct effects.

If you want to think beyond paper, we have options for you. Wood, leather, cloth, acrylic, and other materials can be used to create a holiday card that is sure to stand out.

Still Need Inspiration? We Can Help!

If you need help navigating the many options available or are just in need of a little inspiration, our expert staff is here to help!

The holidays are fast approaching, contact us today. 


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