If you want to select from the selection of photo greeting cards available in high street stationers and newsagents, then the chances are that you may find yourself somewhat frustrated by the choice. Finding an image which perfectly matches the occasion and your personality as well as that of the recipient is often a difficult task.

In this age of quick, simple electronic communication, it can often seem quaintly old fashioned to want to send an actual physical card. After all, if you want to get a message across to somebody, then you can ensure that they receive that message in a matter of seconds by sending a text, tweet or Facebook message. It is this very simplicity which makes such formats unsuitable for marking special occasions. The fact that you receive multiple electronic messages every day of the week renders them somewhat common place and ordinary, and thus not remotely suitable for marking the likes of birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s Day. The whole point of sending greetings on occasions such as this is that you want to show the person you’re sending it to just how much they mean to you, and that’s why going to the trouble of selecting and writing photo greeting cards is such a touching and heartfelt gesture.

Once you have decided to send a card, the task of picking one from the range of greeting cards available may prove somewhat daunting. After all, if you are going to this much trouble, then you want to ensure that the image on your card is as right as it possibly can be. When it comes to sending a card which is absolutely perfect, nothing is quite as effective as choosing to create your own photo greeting cards. In the past, making your own card would have been something which only a very talented artist could think about doing. After all, no matter how touching the thought which has gone into creating the card is, if the finished product look amateurish and shoddy then it won’t do the job properly.

Making personalized photo greeting cards using digital photographs from your own collection has been made extremely simple. Indeed, choosing the perfect image for the occasion may well be the most difficult part of the process. If it is Mother’s Day, then what could be better than a card featuring a much loved photograph of the children sending their love, whereas a card saying ‘Congratulations on Passing Your Driving Test’ will be all the more effective it has an image of the recipient on the front, playing in a toy car when they were just a child.

When you’re sure you have got the perfect image, you simply have to upload it to the relevant website. Once it is there, it can be turned into a bespoke card with just a few clicks of the mouse, using software which has been made as user-friendly as possible. The same easy, logical step by step process can be applied to producing personalized photo albums in the form of stunning photo books, meaning that you can now design and print a wedding album which will look truly professional whilst featuring intimate, special personal images.

Author's Bio: 

The range of items which it is now possible to create using your favorite digital images is vast. From greeting cards to photo books, what they all share is a commitment to excellent production values, allied to the chance to create something of a truly personal nature.