Tips to Make Great Holiday Ecards – Part 1

Tips to Make Great Holiday Ecards – Part 1

It’s that time of the year again, cold and dark, yet it’s far from gloomy. It’s the holiday season! Winter has set in but the beautiful lit houses and festivity in the crisp air brings forward a cheerful and fun season. It is surely a busy time with family reunions starting from Thanksgiving and a busy travel period ending post New Year. In between there are celebratory occasions almost everyday.

Advent marks the beginning of Christmas and till then it has events such as St. Nicholas Day, Christmas Card Day, Christmas Tree Light Day and many more. Now how do you prepare for such a busy season?

Happy Holidays ecard by Universelover
Happy Holidays ecard by Universelover

We’ll cover in details one of the important criteria of making great ecards in this blog and cover the rest in the following weeks. To start off with the most important:-

1) Research

While doing your research the key questions to answer are:
How is the Holiday season celebrated in different parts of North America?
• What are the religious beliefs surrounding the festivals?
• What type of food is most popularly associated with the event?
• What is the latest trend with respect to the holiday?

Here is some quick information about upcoming holidays:
Thanksgiving was founded as a religious observance for all the members of the community to give thanks to God for a common purpose. For Thanksgiving, people indulge in family get-togethers with the main food being Turkey, charity to the poor (lot of communities have annual food drives), family reunions as people living away travel to be with family during this time. It is also important to note that Since 1924, in New York City, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held annually every Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day that sees scores of shoppers trying to make the best use of the fabulous deals available in stores. It also marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.

Winter in North America means a lot of snow in most parts and frozen lakes. Thus it is a perfect time for winter carnivals and ice skating on the lake. Christmas is marked by attending church services, decorating homes with Christmas trees and exchanging greetings and gifts with family and friends. Of course Santa plays an important role on Christmas as no Christmas tale is complete without Santa and his bag of goodies.

This card gives a perfect view of what the holiday season looks like in North America

All these elements can be reflected in a card to make it beautiful. Users must be transformed to another cheerful land with pleasant visuals and feel the holiday spirit. But what makes a card likeable is the perfect combination of visuals and messages. We will talk more in details about card messages next week. So stay tuned!