Some of us prefer to have our toes in the sand as opposed to our boots in the snow. If you like the sound of waves crashing against the coastline and 80 degree days in December, then you may want to consider beach-themed Christmas cards for your holiday correspondence this year. Share your love of the ocean with your friends and family!
Let Minted’s selection of beach Christmas cards inspire a tropical twist to the classic red and green holiday card you may have sent in years past. Browse through creative layouts, unique coastal poses, clever nautical greetings, and beautifully themed designs created by our network of independent artists. Each design sold on our site is actually sourced through submissions received from thousands of independent artists across the globe. These artists enter our regularly hosted design competitions for a chance to win prize money and have their designs sold on our site. This unique process helps ensure that our selection of holiday cards is consistently refreshed with innovative and creative designs.
BEACH POSES, IDEAS, & SAYINGS
So you want to send a tropical-looking holiday greeting, but don’t quite know where to start? We have assembled some ideas to kickstart your creative juices. From poses on the sand to clever beach Christmas card sayings, you are bound to take away a couple of ideas to build upon.
Jumping - Capture an organic smile by coordinating a timed family jump in the air. Whether you hold hands or throw them above your head, this ariel pose has become a fan favorite.
Partially Buried - Get out the shovels and buckets and start digging. Partially bury the torso of a family member and stage the rest of your family around them. You can sculpt some imaginary elf legs or a mermaid tail out of sand for some added fun.
Surfboards & Wetsuits - Snap a picture of your child struggling to put on their wetsuit or the family holding their colorful surfboards. If your family is made up of ocean-enthusiasts, why not capture some of your normal water routines to share with your loved ones.
Sandcastle/ Snowman - Create a sand sculpture that portrays Santa’s sleigh, his bag of presents, or Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer fleet. Instead of a snowman, sculpt a sandman complete with shade umbrella and innertube.
Message Spelled in the Sand - This idea is best executed on slightly damp sand, as you need a smooth uniform surface to write on. Take a branch or broom handle and spell out a holiday greeting in the sand. Be careful that your footprints don’t disturb the sand. Pose the family behind the greeting as the sun begins to set.
Sunset Embrace - A good sunset can create a kaleidoscope of colors. Pose the family holding hands or stage a couple’s romantic kiss as the sun sets over the blue ocean.
Underwater Shot - Did your family partake in a snorkeling adventure this year? Feature a picture of the kids swimming with colorful reef fish and take your family and friends on a visual journey under the sea with your holiday correspondence.
Sayings - Coming up with a creative beach Christmas card saying can be tricky. We have put together some ideas to make life a little easier for you.
Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian)
Let it Snow… somewhere else
‘Tis the Sea-sun
Sand is the New Snow
CUSTOMIZATION AND PERSONALIZATION AVAILABLE THROUGH MINTED
Once you find a Christmas card inspired by the surf and sand, it’s time to make it your own. Take advantage of a myriad of tools and features offered by Minted to adjust the color themes, change the holiday greeting, or add some artistic details to the envelope. Like a lifeguard, Minted is here to watch over the creation of your holiday card.
As a first step in your card creation process, we encourage you to upload a photo to our Find it Fast™ “Use My Photo” tool. Each design showcased on our website will instantly be updated to display your personalized photo within it. Quickly scan through all the designs to find the ones that pair the best with your family portrait.
After narrowing down a design, the real customization begins. Just take a look at some of the options at your fingertips.
Card Format - Have you considered what size card you would like to send? We offer a variety of sizes, like postcard (4.25” x 6”), petite (4.25” x 6” and meant to be placed in an envelope), and classic (5” x 7”). Both our petite and classic cards can have a flat presentation, with a front and back surface, or a fold-over presentation that allows for much more room for additional text or photos. Lastly, alter the cut of the border to have rounded corners, bubbled edges, or other unique patterns.
Color Selection - Each of our beach-themed card designs is offered in numerous color arrangements. Filter through colors like navy, winter sky, surf, and midnight, to get the perfect shade of blue to match your beach backdrop. You can also adjust the color and placement of the text printed on the card.
Add Custom Foil - Some of our designs include elements of metallic foil, which can really make your card pop. For those designs that don’t, we allow you to add custom text in gold foil. Perhaps you add in the name of the beach, the outdoor temperature, the surf report, or your family name is stylistic gold letters. This simple touch of gold accent can really have a charming effect on the overall display of your Christmas greeting.
Custom Envelopes - Don’t let your creativity stop with just elements on your card. At Minted, we allow you to package your card in envelopes that come in white, ruby, emerald, silver, cloud blue, and other unique colors. If you take advantage of our free recipient addressing service, we can print addresses on each envelope in a holiday styling of your choice. Coordinate the envelope styling to match the theme and look of your beach Christmas card!
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