12 Unique Christmas Card Ideas

12 Unique Christmas Card Ideas

Sending Christmas cards with Touchnote is easy. No stamps to lick, no evenings spent writing messages and addresses. In fact, the hardest part is choosing photos to personalise your card!

With the festive season almost upon us, we’ve rounded up 12 ideas to personalise yours. Whether you use a favourite pic from earlier this year, or you take a special festive photo for 2015, your card will take pride of place on the mantelpiece.

1. Dress up

For many, there’s no such thing as too much Christmas. It’s easy to add a few props to make your photo even more festive – it could be a cute festive onesie on your little one, fake beards, red noses, santa hats or reindeer horns – ‘tis the season!

2. Picking the Christmas tree

Picking out the tree for the family home has long been a tradition for many across the globe. Turn that activity into a fantastic photo op and share the first excitement of the Christmas season on your card.

3. Festive pets

Our furry friends provide us with some of the most heartwarming and amusing photographs! So if you’re feeling a bit camera shy or just have a cuddly companion that you know will really make someone smile, grab the camera (and, if they don’t protest, maybe a costume!) and get snapping.

4. Highlight of the year

If it’s been a while since you were last in touch, your Christmas card is perfect for sharing this year’s biggest news. Whether it be moving home, graduation – or a new family member! And thanks to our easy multi-card sending, you can quickly send your card keep in touch with everyone 🙂

5. Sunny Christmas

Heading for some winter sun? Or live somewhere more sandy than snowy? (Hello, lovely Australian Touchnote users! 🙂 ) Not a problem – our Christmas card designs will give even the most sizzling, summery photos a festive feel.

6. Bauble reflection

For the artier amongst you, or those of you looking for something a little different – why not capture things from a different perspective and take a photo of your reflection in a shiny Christmas decoration?

7. Bubble beards

Create a Christmas card with a silly snap that’s fun to photograph and fun to receive! It’s super easy: just pop the kids in the bath, add tons of bubbles, a santa hat, and away you go!

8. Family collage

Sometimes, getting all the family members to pose nicely at once can be challenging! So why not use our collage feature* and add in a photo of each one of you? Make the collage from your favourite pics, or you can even have a running theme between the photos – wear matching cheesy jumpers, or hold up plaques with words to spell out your festive message.

9. Christmas kids

It’s hard to believe how quickly they change – a year is a long time! And nothing makes people smile quite like those little faces! So it’s not surprising that photos of the kids are one of the top photo choices on Touchnote Christmas cards.

10. Classic family photo

Sometimes the traditional things just can’t be beaten! Gather the kids, pets, gran and grandad, any or all of your nearest and dearest, and take a photo together. Whether it’s in your festive knitwear, or you just use an old favourite, a photo of the whole family is sure to spread happiness and help you keep in touch this season.

11. Baby in a box

Special delivery! We all love an adorable, novelty photo, and this quirky photo idea has both 🙂 Pop your little treasure into a Christmas present box for a cute photograph and make the sweetest card on the mantelpiece. After all, to us, they are the greatest gift in the world!

12. Bring out the mistletoe

Sending to a special someone? Pucker up, snap a selfie and send them some special Christmas <3 All I want for Christmas, is yooooouuuuu….

And, if you find yourself really in rush, or would rather not use a photo, you can choose one of our festive illustrations for you card instead 🙂

Try your photos in our Christmas templates now in our apps or at touchnote.com.

*Collages currently available Christmas cards on iPhone, iPad and Android – coming this year to touchnote.com!


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  • I would like to send several people a personalized card JUST FOR THEM. Is the price the same for those individualized cards as it is for the same card to several people?

    • Hi Justine. Good question! All greeting cards cost 2 credits each, including free delivery to anywhere in the world, however you send them. If you buy a credit pack, you can significant savings. If you have any questions or there’s anything we can help with, do ask us here or email our support team at help@touchnote.com 🙂

  • How do I know if you have sent a card as I cannot find the one I sent to B Plumpton
    thanks please let me know if you have sent it. Sue Eglin

    • Hi Sue! I checked and can see a card ordered this morning, so it will be printed and posted today. What do you mean “can’t see” – it should be showing in your orders? If it isn’t, please email help@touchonte.com so we can look into this for you.
      – David

  • How Will I know if the Photo I have Selected has a good enough quality for the size of the post card? Will there be warning should the Photo have a too poor quality?

    • Hi Louise. Yes, if you try to use a photo that is too small, a warning will come up to tell you that it is not recommended. For best printing quality, we recommended using a photo that is over 1800 pixels wide. Hope this helps – Conni

    • Hiya Jeanine. If you open up the Touchnote iPhone app, on the home screen above the ‘Start a card’ button there is some blue text that says ‘Buy a credit pack and save money’ – just tap here to buy some more credits. Hope this helps! – Conni

  • Are there any christmas designs?? The app says it is outdated but when i go to update the app store says up to date??? Please help!

    • Hi Olivia. I’m sorry you have not been able to update your app and use our new Christmas designs. The latest version of our app (version 6.13.0) is only compatible with iPhones and iPads that are running iOS 8.0 or higher. Please can you ensure your software is updated by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your device, and then try downloading again. If you have any other questions or further problems, please contact our 24-hour support team at help@touchnote.com – Conni


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