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Personalized Christmas Card

Give personalized Christmas cards to your loved ones

Giving a personalized Christmas card is a tradition that's been around for many years. There's nothing quite like creating your own very special holiday greeting card by hand and sending it to seldom-seen loved ones, friends and family members, but today, digital tools give you more options than ever before. You can take the creation of personalized Christmas cards to a whole new level, and the only real boundaries are those of your imagination.

If you want to take advantage of computerized technologies to create your very own personalized Christmas card, you'll need Web-based software and access to a color printer. Should you want a professional finish, the printer should be compatible with card stock, or you can send them off to a print shop.

Ideas for Personalized Christmas Cards

You might think that there's no substitute for hand-making your own personalized Christmas cards, but once you take a closer look at what you can do with a computer, you might reconsider that stance. The simplest options are free printable Christmas cards -- these are widely available on the Internet and can be downloaded and printed using a regular printer. They require no special software and are ready in minutes.

However, you can get much more elaborate than this if you want. You can use Web-based or downloadable software that allows you to customize a personalized Christmas card with text in your choice of fonts and a selection of ready-made images, or you can add your own images. Another option is to submit your images to a Web-based printer and have them create photo Christmas cards on your behalf, complete with your pictures, text and special stylistic flairs. These make great stocking stuffers and are a thoughtful way to add a personal touch to your holiday greetings.

To take the personalizing theme to the next level, you can pair these cards with a homemade Christmas gift or a specially written Christmas letter that lets your family and friends know what you've been up to in the past year. Come holiday time, everyone appreciates gestures that let them know how special they are and personalized Christmas cards are an ideal way to show the people in your life how much you care.

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