Do you line you family up each year in hope of capturing the perfect Christmas card photo, only to have one family member sneezing, or looking away or giving someone else bunny ears?
Well, Paper in the Park is available to help with your card, and to provide tips to ensure you capture the perfect family moment.
The local business hosted its annual open house on Thursday and Patch stopped by to talk with owner Kassy Sodergreen about making and creating Christmas cards.
“A lot of people who come to our open house are looking to get information on Christmas cards,” Sodergreen said.
While some people may turn to lager-chain stores like Walmart or Walgreens to process Christmas cards, what sets Paper in the Park apart from those businesses is the detail in which they will work with the photo.
“We design the card around the photo,” Sodergreen said. “We really work with the picture. We use Photoshop to touch up and adjust photos and I think that sets us apart. We also offer competitive prices.”
A typical card from Paper in the Park starts at $2 and includes the envelope, printing and custom design.
Today, Sodergreen said a lot of people are taking pictures with phones, which is great for convenience and posting online, but doesn’t always produce the best photo in print.
“You don’t have to use a high-quality camera, but the higher resolution the better,” Sodergreen said. “Even if the photo you have isn’t the best quality we can work with it.”
Sodergreen said she has noticed that the new iPhone 5 takes much better pictures then previous camera phones. And she said it is often hard to go wrong with a photo when kids are involved.
“Little kids are the best on cards because they are so cute,” she said.
When taking your Christmas card photo this year, Sodergreen recommends you use a good camera and take the picture in bight light—preferably outside.
Once you have the perfect picture, you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will take a look at it before you come in.
Sodergreen said you should allow about five days for the cards to be made, but they will give you the envelopes ahead of time so you can address them while you wait.
For more information on Christmas cards at Paper in the Park visit the website or stop by the store located at 487 Ritchie Highway Suite 104.
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