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Christmas Cards :: Custom Photography, Grande Prairie & Edmonton Alberta

Yes, I still refer to this season as Christmas. Not Xmas, not Happy Holidays, not Seasons Greetings, and no other generic terminology. Christmas is Christmas.


These are two custom cards I made for recent clients. I didn’t begin promoting the Christmas cards early enough this year but plan to have my act together for 2010. I’m pleased with how these two turned out. I have two more to work on plus a family that will be ordering some once they narrow down their image choices. These were actually easier to do than I thought they might be even though I’m using a template before customizing each one. I’ve also been creating my own title pages for client’s books and have become much more comfortable with some of the designs I’ve come up with for the book covers. Once I get caught up with everything, I’ll begin to post some of my design attempts (mostly book covers right now).

In the next couple days I will do my best to try and respond to those who have left comments since I’ve been away last week — slow but sure as the tired saying goes. The next post will likely be the one with my tutorial on how I make my designer envelopes. Since I’m so busy I thought I’d leave you with one of my favourite quotes — something uplifting and motivating:

“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” ~ Mary Dunbar

Here is to discovering your own special light!

Diane is an on-location lifestyle photographer using natural light to capture her clients’ own special light! Visit Photographs by Diane Schuller for more information.

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Toni - October 28, 2009 - 12:01 am

Nicely done, Diane. I understand what you’re saying about Christmas being Christmas, and I struggled with that when I was designing my cards, but in the back of my mind was the thoughts of my Jewish friends and others who don’t celebrate Christmas, per se, but do have their own holiday celebrations.

Gayle - October 28, 2009 - 9:57 am

Those are great, Diane! I love that quote.

sherri - October 28, 2009 - 10:36 pm

These are very nice. Hard to believe it’s that time of year again. I especially like the tones of the image in the lower left corner.

sherri - October 28, 2009 - 10:37 pm

Oh, and btw, I remember the beautiful lady in the bottom image from her other portraits:-)

John Maslowski - October 29, 2009 - 7:08 am

Lovely quote Diane and your card designs are fabulous. Great web site, interesting things to read about. Take care.

Marcie - October 29, 2009 - 1:18 pm

Hard to believe that it’s THAT time-of-year…and that you are ‘too late’ in your ‘promotional’ piece. Nonetheless – they are wonderful images…and perfect cards for sending!!!

brian sykes - October 11, 2011 - 12:06 pm

Hi, my girlfriend and i are looking at getting a Christmas card photo taken. We need about 50 cards made. can you let us know pricing and what your schedule is like.