The holidays constitute the one time of the year during which families have the opportunity to contact friends and loved ones with whom they don’t regularly speak and give them some word about how things have progressed for them over the course of the past year. If you are a Baltimore resident, there are a number of local businesses that can assist you in designing the perfect batch of Christmas cards to send abroad in order to inform the world as to the health and happiness of you and your family.
1510 Caton Center Drive, St. D
Baltimore, MD 21227
A full-service custom printing organization, Katon Printing caters largely to businesses for bulk orders of business cards and other kinds of personalized cards. However, it also offers a wide range of customizable holiday cards in its catalog, which it will happily print for families as well as businesses. Visit its location, call the office or shop online for not just a wide range of card images, but a customized interior including family name and greeting (if you so choose). Or instead of choosing pictures and print from the catalogs, give them your own design to print.
Nations Photo Lab
11103 Pepper Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Nations Photo Lab, based out of suburban Baltimore County, is exactly what the name describes: a lab that develops photos for people across the nation. However, like all good businesses, over the years, it has branched out in the services that it provides and has discovered that the yuletide season is a prime time to take that family photo and turn it into a warm greeting that everyone can enjoy. Offering hundreds of design options at incredibly low prices, you provide NPL with the photo, and they give you the season’s greetings cards.
Holiday Card Center
3030 Waterview Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
The Holiday Card Center is an entire business focused solely on manufacturing personalized Christmas cards. You pick from a vast catalog of artistic imagery tailored to fit a number of specific interests, which are then printed in relief with a wide range of color shades, including lustrous gold ink. HCC also offers personalized address labels for you and your family. The proceeds from your purchase go partially to benefit charitable causes, so not only do you benefit from shopping at HCC, so does everyone else.
Meghan Elizabeth Photography
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Meghan Elizabeth is a wedding photographer working out of Ellicott City, but every solstice season, she takes some time to begin snapping family photos in order to make up professionally-done Christmas cards for families interested in her services. After taking the pictures, she produces and sends the cards to the customers she photographed, so all you have to do is pose and smile. Contact her in order to set up an appointment, or visit her website to see the dates, times and locations she is setting up to take Christmas photos for these cards with wintery backgrounds, which will go perfectly with the theme of the card.
Kindly R.S.V.P. Designs
3311 Katewood Court
Baltimore, MD 21209
A graphic-design business which caters to all manner of special occasions, the holidays get a little busy at locally-owned R.S.V.P. Designs. Owner Rachel Dorenfeld begins working extra hard to add the load of customized Christmas cards to the bulk of other graphic designs she specially produces for clients. Login to the website or stop by and see what a professional graphic artist can do for you and your family this winter as you charm your nearest and dearest with a delightful missive wishing them holiday cheer!
Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.