If you are interested in making your own postcards and greeting cards for Christmas then read this article. There are a number of items laying around your house that make for interesting and varied photographs for your Christmas greeting cards or postcards. There are five images that should make your postcard shine.
Bake Blueberry Pie with Lit Candles Around It
The first indoor photo image you can take for a Christmas greeting card or postcard is a bake blueberry pie with candle around it. Dig out your favorite blueberry pie recipe, slit open the top so you can see the blueberries and use sweetened condensed milk as a glaze to give the crust a glossy look in the photograph. Set the candles in a circle around the pie, about 1/3 inch a part and light before shooting the photograph.
A Stack of Newly Bought Fall Books
The second indoor photo image you can take for a Christmas greeting card or postcard is a stack of newly bought fall books. Stack in a mismatch pattern, the title of the books and author facing the camera. Make sure to keep on file this image keep yourself, as an instant light “historical” image of when a would be or well known author(s) book came out.
Sweater Set with Faux Pearls Laid on Them
The third indoor photo image you can take for a Christmas greeting card and/or postcard is a sweater set with faux pearls laid on them. You can lay the sweater set on a chair, on a dining room table or on a bed or laying on a blanket in the back yard. Make sure to take the photograph in full light, to get the whiteness of the pearls. Also, choose blue, light brown, light green or white sweater sets as a good contrast to the pearls. You can even make a set of postcards with sweater sets of different colors but the same pearls.
A Piece of Chop Wood with a Bowl of Potato Chips in a Wooden Blue Bowl
The fourth indoor photo image you can take for a Christmas greeting card and/or postcard is of a piece of chop wood with a bowl of potato chips in a blue bowl. Split the wood open so the veins show and pour the bag of potato chips(any kind) in a wooden blue bowl and put on a bare long table(no table cloth). Lay the bowl on the potato chips bag and make sure that plenty of sunlight is shining upon the table before you take the photograph. Use a lined black and white film shot with 43 lens.
A Bowl of Blackberries with a Stack of Dark Toast with a Square Tab of Butter
The fifth indoor photo image you can take for a Christmas greeting card and/or postcard is a bowl of blackberries with a stack of dark toast with a square tab of butter sitting on the top toast. You can put the blackberries in a bowl of your choice and the toast can sit on a paper towel or lace table napkin. Shoot this image using indoor light, 50 watt light bulb, between the hours of 4:00pm to 8:00pm.