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We feel you — this season comes up faster than we can say "winter wonderland," and in the midst of gatherings and decorating, we sometimes forget what matters most: putting pen to paper and sending our best to the ones we love. Fear not! We've compiled our nine favorite holiday card ideas for the season to help you celebrate simplicity and imperfection. You're mere steps away from your easiest, most fridge-worthy holiday card yet.
Okay, yes (a bit captain obvious) — but your holiday card photo doesn't have to be a brand new image. We know your iPhone is probably chock-full of share-worthy photos that would pair perfectly with our holiday card line. Best part? Your phone photos will print beautifully — just ask @aimeemazzenga & @jonnymendez23.
Find: Your favorite photo from the year
Bring: Your iPhone and download the AU iPhone App to make your card in minutes
Pair with: Bordered Love Holiday Card
Just like the best moments, the best holiday card ideas often happen in the place you call home. Assemble your crew, set up a tripod and capture life as you know it just like @timcoulson.
Find: A spot in your home (clean walls are welcomed!)
Bring: A tripod
Pair with: Hand-Lettered Holiday Card
No snow needed. Make your holiday card bright by finding a colored wall like @deunivory. Grab a friend and you'll have your holiday card photo captured in minutes.
Find: A bright wall
Bring: A friend to take the photo
Pair with: Bold Merry & Bright Holiday Card
If 98% of your photos are of your little one, this tip was made for you. Grab a handful of your favorite images like @masakathryn and give family and friends a card they'll want to keep on the fridge year-round.
Find: Your favorite micro-moments of the year
Bring: Nothing; this one's hands free!
Pair with: With Love Grid Holiday Card
Yes, we're talking about that front-facing camera of yours. Gather the ones you love like @willmacdes and lean-in close (bonus point for jokes that make everyone laugh!).
Find: A landscape that feels like home
Bring: Your smartphone + the ones you love most
Pair with: Simple Photo Holiday Card
Finding it impossible to get your little ones to stay still in front of the camera? It's all about holiday card ideas that play on their terms. Turn up a beat, let them dance & snap away (genius, @heyabiq).
Find: A simple wall or backdrop
Bring: Portable speakers
Pair with: Merry with Gold Foil Holiday Card
If you are like we are, your bff might have four legs and follow you everywhere you go. Snap a few shots of that pet you love like @abigaildemyanek and let them take center stage. (If you need a hand, check out our quick little guide full of tips for photographing pets.)
Find: The Great Outdoors
Bring: Your pup or any pet
Pair with: Minimal Bordered New Year Card
Relive that day. Take those wedding photos off your USB drive and put them into print on your holiday card. The hardest part will be choosing your favorite — right, @redway and @shariandmike?
Find: The USB drive of your wedding photos
Bring: Eggnog for the selection process
Pair with: In All Things Joy Card
Don't be afraid to be a little whimsical — it's the season to be merry, after all. Whether a dash of holiday red or evergreen-a-plenty, find a fun way to share your merry like @cay_mae.
Find: A blank canvas
Bring: Holiday-themed props
Pair with: Joy to the World Holiday Card
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