My Top 5 Favorite Holiday eCards

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By Sarah Miller    11/8/2019

The holiday season is coming to a close and as I was cleaning up our art room in preparation for the next holiday, I found myself reminiscing on how much fun we had creating our new holiday eCard line up this year. As usual, there was lots of hot chocolate and coffee involved, loud holiday music and way too much candy!

This year was especially fun because the art styles varied widely and, in many cases, a single holiday eCard design was created as a collaboration by two or more artists. The more the merrier I say! I hope you think so too!

So here's my top 5 new holiday eCard design picks plus a bonus holiday eCard fave I just couldn't leave out.

Faux Foil Season's Greetings
This blue and silver holiday eCard emulates the style of traditional printed holiday greeting cards.

As people are transitioning from traditional printed holiday greeting cards to eCards, I feel it's important to emulate the look of a beautiful printed greeting card while also making it easy and more economical for businesses to send their year-end Season's Greetings. The artist who designed this holiday eCard achieved that with a design that mimics the embellishment of foil, which many people associate with traditional printed greeting cards. I liked this eCard design so much that I had our art team also make it available as a thank you eCard for gifts received and as an invitation for holiday parties.

Photos are Always in Style
Photos on greeting cards are always popular such as this winter scene on our new Season's Greetings eCard.

Setting up for a holiday photo shoot takes lots of planning and time to get just the right shot but sometimes the perfect shot just presents itself. One of our photographers was on a family vacation in Maine when the first snow fall of the season presented him with the perfect shot. I appreciate his taking the time to always be looking for the photo even when he should be relaxing on vacation! And our members appreciate it too. This turned out to be in the top 3 of our most popular holiday eCards this year.

Fire and Water
To see this holiday greeting card animated, visit our pic of the day.

Photo shoots in the studio can be a little tricky especially when they involve multiple lighting sources. If you're a photographer, you can appreciate what I'm saying. Our photographer also had the added challenge of making this an animated card design.

I've always liked the combination of fire and water because of the beautiful way they interact with each other in reflections. This eCard design instantly made it into my top 5 favorite holiday cards this year. I also really like the festive embellishments added on top of the photo and next to the text.

Traditional Designs Get a Digital Upgrade
Traditional holiday greeting card designs get an electronic upgrade with the ability to share eCards via email, text and in social media.

I was immediately drawn to the traditional look of this holiday eCard design. At first glance, it looks like a printed holiday card with the metallic gold foil for the letters and the frame combined with the embossing of the holly leaves. I also really like the elegance of the gray and gold color scheme. This design is also available as a thank you eCard and as an invitation.

A Touch of Whimsy
This new whimsical holiday eCard is perfect for staying in touch with customers, colleagues and friends.

Even though CorpNote has been in business for 14 years and our clients are from all over the world, I love the fact that our company is still able to enjoy being creative and innovative. It's not uncommon for a staff member to doodle during a marketing meeting or for a member of our art team to come up with a creative idea for the programming team. The polar bear on this eCard started as a staff member's 'doodle' during a marketing meeting in August and I immediately thought of how it would fit into our holiday eCard line up.

I Just Couldn't Stop at 5!...
This holiday eCard was made using an iPad Pro, an Apple pencil and the Procreate app.

I was only going to review my top 5 in this list but then this one snuck in and I didn't want to leave it out. This design was created almost entirely with my new best friend - an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil in a graphic design program called Procreate. It is literally like working with traditional art supplies but a lot less messy!

So while I'm sharing how we had fun making our eCard line for you, I'm also thinking you might have the perfect photo or a graphic design you created and want to use your own art as a holiday eCard design. No problem! One of the reasons people choose CorpNote is our ability to let you upload your own artwork or photos to use as the image in your holiday eCards. For more information, check out our step-by-step tutorials on how to create, upload and share your own eCard designs.

What are our member's favorite holiday eCard designs?

Find out in our next blog where we share the top 5 "members' choice" holiday eCard designs of all time.

Keep in Touch

Thank you for allowing me to share my favorites with you but I also enjoy hearing from you too! If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact us via our website or give us a call M-F 9am-5pm EST at 609-406-1665. You can also follow and interact with us in social media and sign up to receive our email newsletter. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Sarah Miller
President, Set Now Solutions and CorpNote

For over 20 years, Sarah has helped small businesses and nonprofits grow their business through email marketing. She specializes in email marketing, website design and SEO.

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