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Christmas has arrived at Postsnap!

Our Christmas card range is now available in the Postsnap app!

We have fun face-in-the-hole cards, and beautifully unique designs:

 

 

 

Designed by our very own in-house team of designers, our unique cards are fun to customise.

Open the app, tap on Greeting Cards –> Categories –> Christmas to find all of our festive and fun Christmassy designs.

Postsnap app christmas cards

 

Have a fun and happy Christmas! ?? ??

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Feeling the lump of Humbug stuck in your throat? Feeling like the Grinch is your shadow? STOP! With the help of quotes from popular festive film Elf, I shall remind you of the reasons to look forward to Christmas this year…

🎄. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”
Not only can you eat sweets from dawn to dusk, but it’s also acceptable to have a drink or two before noon.
Champagne and orange juice at breakfast, Baileys in coffee (for 48-hours Baileys is a legitimate milk substitute), sloe gin to warm you up in the afternoon, and a splash of whisky in hot chocolate before bed. It’s okay, calories don’t count on Christmas.

🎄. “You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card”
Christmas bobble sweaters, elf-shoe slippers, green tights, reindeer earrings… Fashion gets festive – never apologise for this.

🎄.“Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas Carol.”
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
Very loud Christmas music is allowed from very early to very late. I suggest getting together a playlist of your favourites – I recommend Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Merry Christmas Everybody and Sleigh Bells. However, to shake it up a bit, find some modern versions of the classics. Slade, KT Tunstall, Zooey Deschanel… So many celebs have taken to Christmas Carols.

🎄.“We could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands…”
Spread the love and thanks for your loved ones! Make sure you tell your friends and family how important they are to you.

🎄.“I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite”
Being jolly for no good reason is the essence of Christmas time! There’s a Grinch at every Christmas party… Don’t be that guy.

🎄.“You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa at all.”
If it’s Christmas time, it has to smell like Christmas time. Christmas-themed scented candles are a real thing (Apple Cider, cinnamon, mulled wine…), which would make a lovely welcome to guests. The smell of apple on mince pie in the oven, and roast turkey on the table are classic Christmas wafts that shouldn’t be neglected.

🎄.“Elves love to tell stories. I’ll bet you didn’t know that about elves.”
Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express… So many great festive films to watch on Christmas Eve. Love Actually is everyone’s love-hate film, but Christmassy nevertheless.

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Feeling the lump of Humbug stuck in your throat? Feeling like the Grinch is your shadow? STOP! With the help of quotes from popular festive film Elf, I shall remind you of the reasons to look forward to Christmas this year…

?. “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”
Not only can you eat sweets from dawn to dusk, but it’s also acceptable to have a drink or two before noon.
Champagne and orange juice at breakfast, Baileys in coffee (for 48-hours Baileys is a legitimate milk substitute), sloe gin to warm you up in the afternoon, and a splash of whisky in hot chocolate before bed. It’s okay, calories don’t count on Christmas.

?. “You have such a pretty face, you should be on a Christmas card”
Christmas bobble sweaters, elf-shoe slippers, green tights, reindeer earrings… Fashion gets festive – never apologise for this.

?.“Sounds like somebody needs to sing a Christmas Carol.”
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.
Very loud Christmas music is allowed from very early to very late. I suggest getting together a playlist of your favourites – I recommend Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Merry Christmas Everybody and Sleigh Bells. However, to shake it up a bit, find some modern versions of the classics. Slade, KT Tunstall, Zooey Deschanel… So many celebs have taken to Christmas Carols.

?.“We could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands…”
Spread the love and thanks for your loved ones! Make sure you tell your friends and family how important they are to you.

?.“I just like to smile, smiling’s my favourite”
Being jolly for no good reason is the essence of Christmas time! There’s a Grinch at every Christmas party… Don’t be that guy.

?.“You smell like beef and cheese, you don’t smell like Santa at all.”
If it’s Christmas time, it has to smell like Christmas time. Christmas-themed scented candles are a real thing (Apple Cider, cinnamon, mulled wine…), which would make a lovely welcome to guests. The smell of apple on mince pie in the oven, and roast turkey on the table are classic Christmas wafts that shouldn’t be neglected.

?.“Elves love to tell stories. I’ll bet you didn’t know that about elves.”
Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express… So many great festive films to watch on Christmas Eve. Love Actually is everyone’s love-hate film, but Christmassy nevertheless.

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Christmas is coming to PostsnapYou’re working through buying the last of your Christmas gifts, but what about beyond the morning of Christmas of present-opening? Do you have all the food and bit and bobs you’ll need for the rest of the day?

Lucky for you, I have had a dig around the depths of the internet to find out popular things that we all forget to buy for Christmas day. Plus, a couple of things that I always remember going without on the day…

Christmas isn’t complete without…

  1. A spare present in the cupboard for those impromptu visitors. Chocolate is a great go-to option, which is perfect for any age or gender.
  2. Lots of napkins
  3. Different sized batteries for toys (and fire alarms for when the Turkey is done…)
  4. A range of sauces, gravies and condiments
  5. Your gift receipts!
  6. Spare Christmas cards. You can make personalised cards via Postsnap, and have them sent to you with a blank envelope for you to fill in when you need to. ?

Top tip: Been meaning to return your heater that broke on the weekend? Need to complain about your broadband contract? Bought the wrong thing on Amazon? Make the phone calls you’ve been putting off now – don’t wait until all the shops and call centres have shut for Christmas.

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Being in New Zealand for Christmas

A Postsnap blogger in New Zealand during mid-December 2015.

Christmas is not a cold event everywhere. Back in New Zealand, where I hail from, Christmas is associated with sandals and strawberries rather than snow and socks.

? Rather than a hot turkey, we tend to have BBQs outside. Burgers, sausages, salads and lemonade are common at Christmas dinner.

? Shoes are not a common site in December. You’re more likely to see bare feet and sandals (aka jandals) than boots of any kind.

? Strawberries are a must! They are ripe and in every shop. You can buy them in bulk on the roadside stalls or Sunday farmers’ markets.

? Paper hats from Christmas crackers are not often worn due to them sticking to foreheads… Also, paper hats mess up the Christmas hairdo.

The New Zealand Christmas tree - Pohutukawa

New Zealand’s Christmas tree – the Pohutukawa.

? New Zealand’s ‘national Christmas tree’ is the native Pohutukaua tree, which blooms with bright red flowers in December. The red flowers are beautiful and typically lining suburban streets. during New Zealand summers.

? Kiwi fruit atop a homemade Pavalova is a Christmas must.

??  Most will make their way to the beach on Christmas day, usually to find a Father Christmas figure handing our lollies. Santa is usually wearing a sleeveless red vest, shorts and sandals. Not forgetting the beard though – to keep it looking authentic.

Ice lollies for Christmas in a warm countryA very strange Christmas for some, but the norm for Kiwis, where summer break and Christmas holidays are merged to create a December to January nation-wide shut-down!

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Not having children around on Christmas can sometimes take the magic out of the day. So here are some ideas to keep it alive at Christmas time, to keep December 25 from turning into just day off.

Using your pet dogs for Christmas cards

There’s no Play-Doh to make things with, no one to discuss Santa with (obviously there isn’t much to discuss. Santa is real.) and no one to blame the badly decorated tree on. It can be hard when the kids have flown the nest, when the grandkids have grown up, or when family have moved away. So read on to discover how fun the festive season can be.

🎅🏼 Santa hat on corner of TV
Place a Santa hat on the corner of the television, and when ever it looks like the character on screen is wearing the hat, then take a sip of the eggnog, eat a toffee, pull a cracker, or take a gulp of your hot chocolate!

🎅🏼 Whoever falls asleep first…
Drawing on Uncle Barry’s bald head after he’s fallen asleep due to eating too much turkey, is one of many pranks you can pull on the weakest of Christmas party-goers.

stephen homer at postsnap dresses up as santa

Postsnap’s MD dresses up as Santa

🎅🏼 Santa MUST be present… no pun intended
In my family someone MUST dress up as Santa to hand out the presents. No exceptions. A white beard must be worn. Children or no. Usually my mum is designated, but I took on the role one Christmas, which I thoroughly enjoyed. By the way, milk and cookies is gifted to whoever the designated Santa is that year.

🎄Keep it real: Don’t stop putting up that tree!
I’ve noticed the trees tend to get smaller the older the children get, until there is no tree at all… I say no! Not only should you keep the Christmas tree hunched beneath the low ceiling, but keep it real!😎  Make a day (or night) of it – finding a tree to cut down, strap it to the top of the Micra and whizz it home to perch in the living room.

🎅🏼 Make a family tradition
For sixteen years now, my parents make sure our real estate agent comes over every morning for breakfast. After my parents moved from England to New Zealand, he helped them get our first house in the country. So from then on he came for breakfast on Christmas day. It makes sure that everyone is out of bed bright and early, and into the Christmas spirit (whether you like it or not!). 🎄

🎅🏼 If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead.
Dress up your horse for a Christmas cardNo children around doesn’t mean no silliness.
Despite not being a tremendous fans of dogs in general, a well behaved and playful dog can sometimes be just what you need to liven the place up! (Especially with all the food around!) Or any pet in general.
A furry friend to dress up, someone to fetch the presents, and someone to pick up the food scraps that fall on the floor at dinner.

🎅🏼 Don’t be a Grinch
I’m talking to the teenagers out there (and my past 16-year-old self). It may be super random and totally in right now to think outside the box and decide to be a complete Grinch on Christmas because it’s all corporate now. But I say to stuff your humbugs in a sack, mister! For the sake of the people around you – even though it may just be your parents – lighten up and enjoy the day. It will all be back to normal tomorrow, kids. 😉

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Not having children around on Christmas can sometimes take the magic out of the day. So here are some ideas to keep it alive at Christmas time, to keep December 25 from turning into just day off.

Using your pet dogs for Christmas cards

There’s no Play-Doh to make things with, no one to discuss Santa with (obviously there isn’t much to discuss. Santa is real.) and no one to blame the badly decorated tree on. It can be hard when the kids have flown the nest, when the grandkids have grown up, or when family have moved away. So read on to discover how fun the festive season can be.

?? Santa hat on corner of TV
Place a Santa hat on the corner of the television, and when ever it looks like the character on screen is wearing the hat, then take a sip of the eggnog, eat a toffee, pull a cracker, or take a gulp of your hot chocolate!

?? Whoever falls asleep first…
Drawing on Uncle Barry’s bald head after he’s fallen asleep due to eating too much turkey, is one of many pranks you can pull on the weakest of Christmas party-goers.

stephen homer at postsnap dresses up as santa

Postsnap’s MD dresses up as Santa

?? Santa MUST be present… no pun intended
In my family someone MUST dress up as Santa to hand out the presents. No exceptions. A white beard must be worn. Children or no. Usually my mum is designated, but I took on the role one Christmas, which I thoroughly enjoyed. By the way, milk and cookies is gifted to whoever the designated Santa is that year.

?Keep it real: Don’t stop putting up that tree!
I’ve noticed the trees tend to get smaller the older the children get, until there is no tree at all… I say no! Not only should you keep the Christmas tree hunched beneath the low ceiling, but keep it real!?  Make a day (or night) of it – finding a tree to cut down, strap it to the top of the Micra and whizz it home to perch in the living room.

?? Make a family tradition
For sixteen years now, my parents make sure our real estate agent comes over every morning for breakfast. After my parents moved from England to New Zealand, he helped them get our first house in the country. So from then on he came for breakfast on Christmas day. It makes sure that everyone is out of bed bright and early, and into the Christmas spirit (whether you like it or not!). ?

?? If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead.
Dress up your horse for a Christmas cardNo children around doesn’t mean no silliness.
Despite not being a tremendous fans of dogs in general, a well behaved and playful dog can sometimes be just what you need to liven the place up! (Especially with all the food around!) Or any pet in general.
A furry friend to dress up, someone to fetch the presents, and someone to pick up the food scraps that fall on the floor at dinner.

?? Don’t be a Grinch
I’m talking to the teenagers out there (and my past 16-year-old self). It may be super random and totally in right now to think outside the box and decide to be a complete Grinch on Christmas because it’s all corporate now. But I say to stuff your humbugs in a sack, mister! For the sake of the people around you – even though it may just be your parents – lighten up and enjoy the day. It will all be back to normal tomorrow, kids. ?

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Creative ways to use Postsnap for Christmas cards
Sending personalised Postsnap Christmas cards can be so much more creative than you may think!

On the twelfth day of Christmas…
…my true love sent to me: A Postsnap card sent to the addressee! Mark each day of Christmas with a special personalised card.


Santa photo for a personalised christmas cardA letter from Santa

Send a card to your child from Santa in response to their wish list (yes, Santa loves using Postsnap. He told me so). Or perhaps a letter from Santa to make sure the children get off the naughty list before Christmas!

Treasure hunt
Hide presents and mail the clues to find them! Takes a bit of effort, admittedly, but by taking photos of the location of the next clue, only to lead them back to the Christmas tree at home might be a bit of fun.

Make a collage on a Large Postcard and frame it.

Send a card to your favourite celebrity
Send a copy to yourself too so that you can feel content in the thought that you have the exact same card as your favourite celeb. Perhaps Amy Schumer, Ryan Gosling or Johnny Depp will be the lucky recipient. Google their publicist’s address – I’m sure they’ll adore your Christmas fan mail. ?

Santa rides a horse for a personalised Christmas cardDress up
Dressing up and making cards out of your quirky photos will surely bring a smile to many!

From anon.
Send an anonymous Christmas card to someone who needs it most.

Make your personalised Christmas cards this year with Postsnap. Our Christmas card range is now available!

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1.Fun photos of the fur babies!
The pets shan’t be exempt from festive fun! (No animals should be harmed or distressed in the process of making a fabulous photo card.)

Santa horseriding for a personalised christmas card

2. Family photos from last Christmas
The last time the whole family got together would likely be last Christmas. Perfectly worthy of being celebrated!

3. Dress up for the camera!
Dig out your elf hats and Christmas jumpers for a bit of a laugh for your recipients.
Christmas Australian card4. Get creative!
Black and white photo
Display your photo as part of your decorations
Set up a photoshoot yourself
Wrap everyone up in Christmas lights
Not photo-ready? Take a photo of the family’s shadows.
Falala personalised christmas card

5. Let the kids take over
Let the kids take charge of this year’s photo. Let them decide on the location and costumes and see what you get!

 

Download Postsnap App today to get started on your Christmas cards!

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personalised christmas card appHoorah! The thing we all have on our Christmas wish lists has been delivered! Not by Santa, but by Postsnap…

Photos of personalised christmas cards on a phoneOur magical designers have been working as hard as magical elves, and have created an exciting range of festive cards ready for you to personalise and send out to your loved ones for Christmas!

To check out our new range, download our updated app (1.5.1) here. Tap on  Christmas under Greeting Card’s categories.

A perfect way to send cards to friends and family in a fast, fun, affordable and festive way!

 

From designs perfect for family photos…

Happy christmas personalised card from the family
…to fun face in the hole designs:

Merry christmas personalised card from the children

 

 

With festive borders too:

 

Personalised christmas card border

We have something for all Postsnappers!

Merry christmas kids personalised card

 

We have some super organised Postsnappers who have already made some fantastic cards, ready to be dispatched at your chosen date.

 

 

 

 

Christmas Australian card Merry Christmas grandma personalised card

 

 

Send festive fun to all!

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