How To Print Holiday Postcards: A Step By Step Guide

Holiday Postcards

When the end of the year is drawing near, it’s time to take stock of all the positives in our lives and send holiday greetings. To do so, why not print your own holiday postcards? Printing holiday postcards for businesses and individuals alike is an easy way to solidify connections and spread holiday cheer.

In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know to print cheap holiday postcards that spread season’s greetings to friends and clients alike.

Reasons To Print Your Own Holiday Postcards

Printing postcards is a great addition to your business’s holiday traditions.

When customers know that you care about them, you build a sense of trust. Holiday cards are kind touches that spread joy, and letting customers know that you’re wishing them happy holidays and a happy new year helps them feel confident that you care.

Including a picture of your team on your holiday postcard provides a personal touch. When recipients see your smiling faces, they’ll know that you’re ready to help.

When you print your own holiday postcards for businesses or individuals, you can include the exact message you prefer, whether it’s greetings for a specific holiday or general season’s greetings. You can even print postcards for holidays such as Valentine’s Day, Eid, and July 4th.

How To Print Great Holiday Postcards

Printing your own holiday postcards is easy and gives you a chance to express yourself. As you’re designing your postcards, here’s what to keep in mind.

  1. Size and Orientation

    First off, you can choose between a range of postcard sizes. Some of the most common postcard sizes are the following:

    • 4.25"x5.5"
    • 5.5"x4.25"
    • 4"x6"
    • 6"x4"
    • 5"x7"
    • 7"x5"

    Currently, the United States Postal Service First Class Mail requires that postcards be at least 3.5 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick (about the thickness of an index card) and no more than 4.25 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick, although these requirements are subject to change. Larger or smaller postcard sizes can be sent as standard mail.

  2. One Or Two Sided Printing

    Next up, you get to decide whether you’d prefer printing on one or two sides of your postcard. If you’re planning to hand out your postcards, you can choose whichever option you’d prefer. If you’re going to be mailing your postcards, it’s best to choose two-sided printing to provide space for postage and recipients’ addresses.

  3. Create Your Design

    Once you’ve decided on your holiday postcards’ dimensions and whether you plan to print on one or two sides, it’s time to design the card itself. Let your imagination run free. You know your recipients, so create a design that fits them.

    For help with your design, reach out to the design team at ZoePrint. We can help you make your design work if you know what you’re looking for, and we can even create a custom design from scratch!

  4. Pick A Paper

    Once you’ve chosen a design, it’s time to decide which paper you prefer. You can choose to print your holiday card on a wide range of papers. Here are some of the papers ZoePrint recommends:

    • 12 Point, Coated on 1 or 2 sides
    • 14 Point, Coated on 1 or 2 sides
    • 16 Point, Coated on 2 sides
    • 110# Satin Cover

    The glossy finish of coated paper showcases your graphics. If you’re planning to mail your postcards, we recommend choosing one-sided coating, as uncoated paper is easier for writing and postal machines.

  5. Save and Send Your Holiday Postcard

    Now your postcard is ready for printing! To get started printing, save a high resolution PDF file of your card design. The higher the quality, the better, in order to avoid pixelation in your final card.

    Finally, send your PDF file to the professional printing company of your choice, along with any special requests or printing preferences. And voila! Your holiday postcards are on their way.

Make The Holidays Bright With Expert Printing

Print your own holiday postcards with ZoePrint! We offer a wide range of sizes and paper stocks so you can express yourself creatively. If you need design help, just ask one of our professionals.

Order your holiday postcards online or request a custom quote today!