If you have a pet dog, you may love these Christmas cards. They include one, two, or three family photos and usually come with a text template for a Christmas letter on the back. Seven of the eight examples in this post also act as moving announcements.
I created them thinking of these rough two years, so the dog says “Oh dear, what a ruff YEAR!”—or “Oh dear, ANOTHER ruff year!” and some other funny versions with your favorite dog doing the talking about another difficult year coming to an end.
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Here are some of these designs. Here’s one of my recent favorites, with “Oh dear, still kissing goodbye that OTHER ruff year!”
Then here is the most popular one so far. Don’t worry about the 2021 year on it. All the text on these cards is customizable (including the greeting “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”).
Here’s the version with “ANOTHER ruff year,” created this year after, you guessed it, another long stretch of Covid.
Or, if you prefer Rudolph the Reindeer, with the funny vibe going from “ruff year” to the “oh deer” in the “what a year” statement, here’s a card I made this fall and sold today.
Back to our golden retriever, here’s another statement he is saying this year. This card is more festive given the colorful Christmas tree baubles, but it only includes three photos in total. Note that you can use the photo on the back for a large family photo with your new home in the background, and the photo on the front for an image with your kids or a newborn, for instance.
If you prefer the simpler “ruff year” statements, here’s another version of this design with the large new home (and family) photo on the back.
Another very popular design has two family photos and one of your pet dog, with the greeting on top, the names at the bottom, and the other custom text between the two main images. It works well if you have two very good vertical photos to showcase (compared to the card above, which works wonders for a horizontal photo—and which you can use even if you don’t have to make a moving announcement by personalizing that text on the front in a different way).
If you don’t have many good photos to share and you also don’t want to write a Christmas letter, and you don’t feel very festive in general this year, you may appreciate a design like the one below, with one family photo and another small one of your pet dog.
I, personally, prefer the versions with more photos, and the ones with the much larger photo on the back. Here’s another example, without a We’ve Moved statement this time.
I hope you enjoyed this presentation and maybe even found a card or two to your liking.
To a happier, healthier life,
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