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Vertical Photo Cards For Christmas and The New Year

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Glossy photo cards are the choice of many to send for Christmas and the new year. In the Holiday Store we have a few new vertical photo cards designed with a tropical sea-theme.

The first is a sea blue card with white starfish and white, custom text in modern, swirling font styles. Choose a favorite photo, in vertical (portrait) orientation, and add it to the photo template.

The sample wording which says, “Joyous, Blessed & / Happy New Year” (underneath the line that reads, “wish you a”) can be changed.

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Starfish on Blue Glossy Photo Christmas Card

Change the text as you please. Names go on the top line, and be sure to sign for the dog as well! Our pets are part of the family and many couples and families make sure the fur baby is in the pictures.

More examples of how this card’s wording could look:

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Sample Text Change 1: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Sample Text Change 2: Merry & Bright Christmas Season

You may come up with something different, and as long as the wording doesn’t get close to the edge of the card, it will be fine to use.

Don’t want the starfish images on this card? They can be removed in the “Customize” section, or contact me for help with design changes.

The second new glossy photo card in our store was created with newlyweds in mind. Couples love to celebrate that special “first married Christmas” and this vertical card allows couples to share their bliss with friends and family.

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Beach Scene, Married Christmas Cards

The same customization is allowed for this card as the one above. In fact, this card has four lines of text that can be changed.

More to peruse: Glossy Christmas Photo Card Collection at the Holiday Store
Beach Christmas Cards at the Holiday Store

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Beautiful Palm Trees on Turquoise For Newlywed Couple

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Our beach-themed newlywed photo card contains modern typography and a photo template. Beautiful palm trees in turquoise blue-green color enhances the tropical feel.

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Names and Photo on Front

Add a personal message inside the card over a background image of palm trees by the beach.

The sample message inside is only a suggestion, and can be replaced with your choice of wording. In fact, this card can be used to thank more than guests.

One idea is to replace the photo of the newlyweds with one of the flower girl, and use it to say thanks to her. Wouldn’t she love to have her picture on the front of a card!

For more ideas on how to say thank you, please click the link and read my page.

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Wedding Invitations and Matching Products Made by Zazzle Designers

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After the ring and the “I Do!” it’s time to begin the planning. Large or small, weddings are events that cause great stress and take massive amounts of time to coordinate. The invitations are usually an important part of that planning. The invitation, or more likely “save the date” cards, will be the first impression guests see. The paper is going to set the stage for the upcoming event.
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The internet contains many, many places to find wedding invitations of all types. Some offer upscale foil or letterpress printing. Typography is big these days and unique lettering can add charm and interest. Invitations come in all shapes and sizes and at many price points. I dare say you can find paper in any theme imaginable. If your preference is plain and simple, minimalist, or black and white, you will find those too.

My stores, including Sandpiper Wedding, are run through Zazzle. I talk about this more on my About page. Many professional designers create wedding suites in association of Zazzle, and Zazzle offers specialty paper as beautiful as any found online.

I decided to write this blog post for those people who have never heard of Zazzle, or didn’t realize they offer wedding suites. Zazzle is known as the best place to find customizable designs. Combine custom options with beautiful designs and couples can create invitations or entire sets with their own wording. See the finished product on the screen before you buy.

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Matching Products Offered in Zazzle Wedding Suites

Zazzle’s product list grows almost daily. Wedding suites can offer almost any product needed for wedding planners, from save-the-date cards and “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” cards to thank-you notes for guests and members of the wedding party.

Invitations (come in 8 sizes, 6 corner options, and 12 paper types, with two options for printing (standard or high-definition). But this paper is not only for “invitations”. The paper works for more than invitations. The small size, 3.5 x 5 inches, is considered perfect for RSVP cards.

Here we go. This comprehensive list will give an idea of what can be customized to match any wedding suite on the Zazzle site. I don’t believe any other online site offers such a wide variety of customizable products that match.

Most Popular Items

Invitations
RSVP cards and Details / Directions cards / Enclosure cards
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Save-the-Date (invitation paper, postcards, or glossy photo card paper)
Specialty envelopes, decorated to match the theme
Address labels and Stickers (many shape options)
Postage stamps – with text / and sometimes photos
Thank you cards – flat cards, folded notes
Ceremony Programs
Reception seating cards – escort, table number, place cards – flat or tented
Menu templates – many sizes and paper types
Seating chart posters
Guest book
Table signs
Wine Labels

As well as this big list of products, any product on Zazzle can be customized as you please. Most wedding designers expect to be contacted by the customer, especially if they need matching products. Designers can only guess at what couples will need and fill wedding collections with the most popular products.

Other Personalized Products to Use For Weddings

Favors: Mint tins, favor bags, key rings, and luggage tags
Welcome bags for destination weddings
Gift Tags
Can and Bottle Coozies – great for a shower or pre-wedding party
LED Candles, come in 3 sizes
Private wedding announcements (Reception only invitations)
Paper goods – plates, cups and napkins
Ties for the Groom and Groomsmen
Ball caps
T-shirts (Bridal party, Bachelorette party)

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Vintage Blue and Sepia Palm Trees Designer Wedding Stationery

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Pretty blue palm trees make up our newest wedding invitation design. The photography image has been enhanced and turned light blue for the image on the front. The subtle reference to a tropical location is the perfect backdrop for custom black text. On the back, the same image has a sepia tone. Tall palm trees sway in the warm breeze with thatched umbrellas lining the shoreline. (See the original image below.)

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New palm trees invitation – Click to Buy

View our most recent collection of tropical paradise wedding invitations.

Many couples search online for marriage planning ideas. Pinterest is the place to go for ideas about everything these days, and that goes for finding invitation stationery. When purchasing invitations, the design is important but so is the quality of the paper and help with designing. The Zazzle company is full of designers who offer personal help with their own designs. Many unique, additional, matching products can be designed for customers as needed.

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Front of Invitation

Palm trees are one of the most recognizable images associated with the tropics. There is a surprisingly large variety of palm trees and not all are tall and swaying.

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Back of Invitation

Palm trees are often added to tropical landscapes and often grow wild in tropical locations. Tall, stately palms add immeasurable interest to a tropical yard. See photos at HGTV where tall palms bring life to a yard.

Those of us living in the tropics can also have potted palms, or smaller specimens included in a garden setting. The Parlor Palm has no real trunk, just long feathery leaves. Depending on the type, palm leaves can be bright green or silver gray. The fronds, or leaves, can be feathery and soft-looking, or stiff and pointed.

If you’ve ever watched hurricane footage, or been in a hurricane, you’ve no doubt witnessed how well palm trees withstand very high winds. While tall oak trees with long branches can be broken or totally unearthed, the palm tree simply bends and sways in the high winds. The fronds may blow off, but the tree remains. Rarely does a palm tree fall in high winds.

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Photo credit: Pixabay

For more info please read the article entitled “10 Surprising Facts About Palm Trees” at the Mother Nature Network.

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Photo credit: Pixabay, free public domain images site
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Tiki Hut Over the Water Custom Wedding Invitation

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Who would not want to visit, vacation or honeymoon in a tiki hut bungalow over the water?

The secluded feel of staying in your own personal room over the sea would be delightful. Imagine having the ocean as your front yard! The beautiful turquoise ocean stretches out to the horizon providing a clear lagoon beneath your feet. Descend the stairway and float in the warm ocean water, or grab snorkel gear and visit the underwater world.

With this type of wedding day, and or honeymoon, in mind, our newest custom wedding invitation design includes a simple hut over the water background image. The collection of Island Paradise Invitations is growing. Begin with a favorite image and contact me for additional matching products at bluehydpdc@gmail.com

Couples planning a destination gathering in a tropical location could use this stationery. The casual style also works for a small, more private, ceremony. The invitations are affordable, even with specialty paper upgrades. Save money to enjoy spending time together alone as husband and wife.

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Tiki Hut Over the Water Custom Invitation – Click Card to View

Some of the most popular destinations for an over-the-water bungalow vacation include, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Maldives, and Fiji. But, as you will read in the article The World’s Best Overwater Bungalows at the Jetsetter website, more and more locations are offing this popular vacation option.

The images below come from the Pixabay public domain website. Of course all one needs to do is search the internet for “bungalows over the water” or “thatched hut honeymoon” or “huts over the water” and the images will astound.

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Beach and Huts at Bora Bora, Photo by Mariamichelle at Pixabay
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Bora Bora Bungalows Over the Water
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French Polynesia Island Bungalows, by Arvid97 at Pixabay
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Bungalows in Paradise
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Blue Ocean Water Custom Beach Wedding Invitation

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Blue ocean wedding invitation with modern text. First names of the Bride and Groom are at the top, with their full names within the invitation paragraph.

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Blue Ocean Beach Ceremony Invitation

Two little starfish are sitting in the sand as the waves gently roll ashore, in this beautiful and fun wedding stationery design.

The reverse also has a beach sand image.

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Water and sand image on back of invitation

View more wedding invitations with beach scenes in the Sandpiper store.

Our Starfish Couple wedding suite and By the Sea designer stationery are also popular choices for tropical destination weddings.