Congratulations on your wedding! Now that your big day has passed, you’re probably trying to figure out what your first holiday season as a couple will look like. Announce your marriage and express your love a second time by sending one of Minted’s beautiful newlywed Christmas cards.
Why Send a Wedding Holiday Card?
As a newlywed couple, you have a lot of decisions to make. First, are you going to send a holiday card at all? If so, will it be a holiday card, a Christmas card, or something else? Will it be a newlywed holiday card or a regular one? Since you might have lots of things buzzing around your head, we’re here to help you with some of these decisions. Here are some reasons why you might elect for a newlywed holiday card.
If you eloped, even some of your closest friends and family may not have been there with you to celebrate your special day. Your loved ones are probably dying to see photos from your wedding. Take this opportunity to share this huge life event with everyone you care about.
If you had a small wedding, you might opt for a newlywed card this year. There are many reasons why you may have had a small wedding – to have an intimate setting, to stick to a budget, or maybe just because you prefer smaller crowds. No matter what the reason was, you can now share this life even with as many people as you want by sending everyone a picture of your wedding.
Present day, many people send marriage announcement cards a bit after their wedding. If you’re tying the knot close to the holiday season, you may feel stressed or overwhelmed about needing to design and order marriage announcement cards and holiday cards. Instead, send newlywed holiday cards instead of making and mailing two separate cards.
The holiday season is held close to many people’s hearts. It is a time focused on family, joy, and happiness. Because of this, celebrating your first Christmas and holiday season together as a married couple is a big deal. You might start new traditions together, decide who’s hometown you’re going to visit, and make a new holiday card recipient list. Even if you don’t have kids yet, you can begin your tradition of sending a yearly family Christmas card.
If you had a child in the past year or had one before your wedding, this is not only your first Christmas as a couple but also your first Christmas as a family. Toast to new beginnings in 2020 by celebrating the beginning of your new family.
Even if this isn’t your primary intention, sending a newlywed Christmas card is a great way to let everyone on your Christmas card list know that you’ve changed your last name or that you’ve moved to a new address – if either of these things apply to you.
Because wedding Christmas cards are fun! They’re beautiful and light-hearted, and this might be your last chance ever to use a wedding photo for your Christmas card. Newly married Christmas cards provide you with another chance to express you and your partner’s love for each other.
With tons of customizable options, you can make any Christmas card perfect for you and your partner. Here are some of the versatile ways you can customize your card:
Printing Type: There are three different printing types: flat, letterpress, foil-pressed. Letterpress newlywed holiday cards are premium and stylish. Your loved ones will love to feel the tactile impressions that our historic Heidelberg press leaves in our thick papers. Foil-pressed newlywed holiday cards are elevated by their shining features. Add an extra touch of elegance to your newlywed Christmas cards by choosing a letterpress or foil-pressed option.
Greeting: We have newly married holiday cards in four different greetings: Christmas, Religious Christmas, New Year, and Holiday. Holiday greeting cards are a great option if you don’t want to affiliate your card with a particular holiday.
Photos: Whether you want one, two, three, four, or more photos, Minted has a photo-themed newly married Christmas card for you. Pick your favorite couple photo or photos to highlight on your Christmas card!
Backer: All of our holiday cards have customizable backers. This means you can add text and photos to the back of your card or leave it bare with a solid color or simple pattern. This gives you the opportunity to showcase multiple things. If you use a wedding photo for the front of your card, you might put a completely different picture – like one of your dog – on the back. Additionally, having customizable backers means you don’t have to make your wedding the focus of the card. You could choose a non-photo holiday card for a more classic approach, and then add a wedding photo or newlywed couple announcement on the back. This is a great option if you are having trouble deciding between a newlywed card and a regular Christmas card.
Format: We have Wedding holiday cards in five different formats: postcard, petite, classic, folded, and booklette. Classic and folded are the most popular formats for Christmas cards. Petite cards, 6” by 4.25”, are a unique and uncommon size. Petite cards will be sure to immediately catch the eyes of your recipients, even when they’re still in the envelopes. The postcard format is useful because it saves you time and money – it’s not as pricey as the other formats and you won’t have to stuff envelopes. Our booklette format is unique and modern. Opting for the booklette format will allow you to use many different pictures, and you’ll never have to feel limited on text space.
Paper: We offer six different kinds of luxe paper so that your newlywed Christmas cards will be nothing but the highest of quality. For something simple, try our Signature Paper, Smooth Signature Paper, or Premium 100% Recycled Paper. Smooth and thick, the quality of these papers alone will make your Christmas cards stand out. If you want a subtle shimmer to your card, use our Pearlescent Paper. Lastly, our DoubleThick Paper and TripleThick™ Paper are so sturdy that cards printed on these papers can be easily propped up. In fact, out TripleThick™ is so thick that it is unbendable. Even so, both of these papers have a soft and cottony texture that you’ll love to feel in your hand.
Matching Postage Stamps: Looking for perfection on the outside of your envelope as well as what goes inside of it? Many of our wedding holiday cards have matching stamps in the same suite. To check if this applies to a card, click on it and wait to be redirected to its product page. Once there, scroll down. If you see a header that says “Products in the Same Suite” above a picture of a postage stamp, then that card has matching stamps available! To make this even better, matching stamps are almost always customizable. If your favorite card does not have matching postage stamps, look through our holiday postage stamps and pick your favorite.
Style: As a new couple, you’re probably searching for your joint aesthetic. This develops over time, such as when you add new things to your home. Find your aesthetic voice as a couple by searching through our different card styles, including Simple & Minimalist, Modern & Edgy, Classic & Elegant, Vintage, Bold & Typographical, Botanical, Bohemian, and Painterly.
Newlywed Christmas Card: Tips and Advice
Having trouble deciding what to write? At Minted, we know choosing what to write can be just as hard as actually picking a card. To help you out, here are a few ideas to kickoff your brainstorming process.
If you got married near the beginning of 2019, do a year in review! Write about your highlights of the year as a couple, milestones, or accomplishments. You might also choose to mention upcoming plans, like if you’re pregnant or if you’re going to move soon.
Every family has traditions of some kind or another for the holiday season. Talk about the traditions you’re going to start as a married couple.
Discuss your New Year resolutions, or what you’re going to look forward to in the New Year as a couple.
If you got married very close to the holiday season, thank your friends and family again for congratulating and supporting you on your big day. However, don’t use this as a replacement for wedding thank you cards.
Go in a totally different direction, and include a quote from your favorite song, movie, book, or poem.
Do you want to send a newly married Christmas card, but don’t want to use an actual wedding photo? There are no rules for what kind of photos you and your partner can choose to put on your card. In fact, many people don’t use photos from their wedding ceremonies. Here are some ideas for festive couple photos you can take for your card:
Wear matching ugly holiday sweaters or Christmas pajamas.
Take a photo with your pet or pets.
If you moved in together, take a picture in front of your new home.
Take a shot in front of a Christmas tree, fireplace, or mantle with stockings.
Playfully tangle each other up in Christmas lights.
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