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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. All glossy photo cards, like this one, in our Photo Card Collection have easy to use templates.

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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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Beach Christmas Card Sets With a Tropical Theme

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Because I live in a tropical climate, I know that the holidays are celebrated a little differently here. Many of the cards and products offered in my Holiday Store have a tropical Christmas theme. Warm climate celebrations in December require beach scenes, exotic flowers, seashells and starfish!

Please click on the images below to view each tropical Christmas card collection.

Our tropical Christmas card designs appear on many types of greeting cards and paper. Traditional folded cards come in 2 sizes (4×5 or 5×7). Modern flat cards have size options, but check to be sure all elements of the design are showing correctly if you change the size. Both types of cards come with white envelopes.

We also offer popular and affordable glossy photo cards. They measure 8×4 inches and come with envelopes. Prices begin at 95 cents to a dollar each, with discounts for bulk orders.

Christmas card designs are offered on postcards and magnetic cards also. I can place any design onto any type of card or paper for you. Please contact me to make the request, or for design help, at and I will reply promptly.

Traditional Folded Christmas Cards

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Folded Christmas cards, with your choice of wording

Affordable Glossy Photo Cards

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Modern Flat Tropical Christmas Cards With Size and Paper Options

Flat Christmas cards are the choice of many. With specialty paper options such as pearl shimmer, columned and felt ecru, this type of card can cost the most and look the prettiest.

These flat cards also have edge shape options. Choose normal, rounded, scalloped, bracket or ticket shapes. All flat cards come with white envelopes.

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Flamingo Christmas Cards and Home Decor

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Tropical Flamingo Christmas Collection

Christian Christmas Cards With a Tropical Theme

Christian Christmas cards have scripture, which can be replace with a favorite verse of your own. Add photos and a signature. When cards arrive they will be ready to mail.

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Corporate Christmas Cards With a Coastal Theme

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Christmas Beach Party Invitations

Christmas party invitations with a tropical theme of beaches, starfish and exotic flowers are perfect for holiday house parties, office parties, or beach parties.

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Gold and Silver Foil Christmas Cards

The gold and silver foil cards are new this year. Each card gives the option to have the design printed in gold or silver. They come in three sizes including mini which measures 3.5 x 5 inches. Other sizes are 5×7 or 4×5.
Each card and envelope have three color options which are white, kraft or gray. Choose the one that best shows the design. It will print as you see it in the preview.

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Gold Foil Flamingo Christmas Card

Huge, Oversized, Fun Custom Cards

These fun, oversized Christmas greeting cards come in three sizes. The largest is shown in the image below, measuring 36 x 48 inches! Or choose the 24 x 36 inch card, or the smaller 18 x 24.
The cards are plastic coated and come with cardboard envelopes and can be mailed – BUT you must buy the postage required. The “Novelty Stamp” shown on the envelope is NOT A REAL STAMP.
To write on this card a Sharpie type pen is needed since the images and text are printed on plastic. This is to make the card durable for mailing. Of course you could always deliver the card in person!

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Huge Flamingo Christmas Greeting Card

Getting married at Christmas time? Check out our Christmas wedding in the tropics page of ideas.

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Christmas Gift Wrap With Personal Photo Templates

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Have you ever seen personalized wrapping paper? You are about to… Yesterday I spent a good chunk of time creating this tropical-themed Christmas gift wrap with personal photo templates. Upload two of your favorite photos which will be displayed across the paper in rows. The nautical rope frame is decorated with starfish and holly, with more of these elements scattered over the roll. Here’s how it works. You will find this on the product page:

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Easily Add Your Pictures

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Rows of Alternating Photos in Red and Green Rope Frames – CLICK THIS IMAGE to Buy

Zazzle sells nice, quality wrapping paper on a roll. You will even have a choice of sizes and paper types. Choose from matte, glossy, linen and tyvek. The matte paper is the cheapest, with a soft surface. Glossy paper is ideal for paper like the type here, with photos. Linen is an upscale, cross-hatch type paper and Tyvek is rip resistant, and also the most expensive. Each roll is 30 inches wide and comes in lengths from six feet to sixty feet long, so it’s easy to have enough to wrap presents! Continue reading Christmas Gift Wrap With Personal Photo Templates

Mix and Match Christmas Postage and Labels

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Tropical Essentials for Mailing Cards this Christmas
Tropical themed Christmas postage to mix and match with address labels.

Our popular starfish and holly design fits well on bright red stamps. “Love & Joy” is the holiday message beneath two white sea stars draped in green holly. The matching address labels have the same starfish image with white text.

Use the RSVP postage for Christmas party invitations. If you prefer a more beachy appearance, we have matching stamps and address labels in other themes, including beach sand and a wreath with starfish decorations.

By clicking on the intro image on this post, you’ll see a collection of matching postage and labels in designs that represent a love for the ocean.

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Beach Wreath

Marine Blue Family Christmas Postcards

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These marine blue, family Christmas photo postcards can be purchased at Zazzle for $1.05 per card at normal price. Bulk orders mean savings that will increase as quantity increases. See more on the product page (click on the card). And check for coupon codes that Zazzle regularly offers, to increase savings. Buy postcard postage that is cheaper than regular stamp prices.

Upload your favorite picture to replace the family photo shown. Customize all text, front and back, and purchase. It’s that easy!

We have many types of tropical photo cards, from postcards and traditional glossy 4×9 inch size, to folded or flat invitation paper. This is the link to the Tropical Photo Card Collection.

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Postcards are Cheap to Send
Postcards are an inexpensive way to keep in touch at the holidays. I’ve included a few postcards for those who live in a tropical climate.

The marine blue color of the background boards on this card match the ornament decorations in the corner. Big white starfish provide the tropical theme, and match the photo frame. Two silver white, smaller ornaments complete the design.

Here’s a shot of the back, with a text sample.

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Back, with customizable text

Christmas Ties, Novelty and Fun

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Coastal Christmas Tie
It’s the time of year to add one more Christmas tie to the wardrobe. A subtle acknowledgement of the holiday season begins with Christmas colors in solids and patterns. A louder, fun way to shout out your love for the season is to wear a novelty tie.

The occasion will probably dictate your preference in tie design. Will the boss go bonkers for that big Rudolph face on your chest? Or will a small Christmas tree print be more appropriate? House parties and office parties often allow for a novelty expression, which will probably become a conversation starter.

Of course we offer coastal themed Christmas ties too. Starfish and ornaments, or starfish and holly, are two of our most popular necktie designs. Now they have been added to new cut and sew ties at Zazzle, that come in three widths. I’m converting old designs to the new ties, and making new designs as well.

Check out our new Pinterest board with a unique line up of festive neckties and bow ties for the holiday season.

Follow Sandpiper Wedding & More’s board Christmas Ties on Pinterest.