I have been printing up some of my photos and creating personal greeting cards for several years now. When the prices of commercial greeting cards starting creeping over $3 apiece, I called a halt to my regular visits to the local Hallmark store. Of course, I like to be thrifty! But my own cards also provide a more personal touch for recipients.
Some of my creations were featured in an earlier post HERE. These cards require printing on photo paper from my computer, scrapbooking paper, cutting, and double-sided adhesive. I’m always considering some of my photos as potential candidates for greeting cards. And the monthly “Note Card Party” hosted by Miz Vee at A Haven for Vee (see link on my sidebar) provides further inspiration.
So when Snapfish offered up a half-price sale on photo cards a couple of months ago, I submitted an order to test out this particular item in the product line. I chose two of my daylily photos (taken in our front flower beds), an older photo of liriope blooms with a watercolor stylization, and a gorgeous scene from our Alaska trip last year.
I’m happy to say that Snapfish did a respectable job! The colors in the cards are slightly muted from the actual photos (as shown on my calibrated monitor). For more accurate color, it would be helpful if Snapfish provided information on the color profile they use for printing. But they don’t get into that level of sophistication for their printing services.
I now have an abundant supply to send out individual cards to family and friends, and also give out sets as presents. Perhaps you will consider having some of your own photo greeting cards printed up too!