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Christmas in July!

July 9, 2013


Has anyone asked you lately if you’re ready for the holidays? It might seem like a silly question in the middle of summer, but it’s really worth considering. Now is prime time to make your gifts and greetings list and to start accumulating all the publishing points you’ll need for your meaningful Heritage Makers holiday projects!

In addition, Heritage Makers is offering a great promotion during the month of July, so you can get our deepest discounts on publishing points and start using them now to make the personalized gifts your family and friends will adore! Click here or talk to your consultant today for all the details.

Enjoy looking through the templates below and get inspired to make this year’s holiday season extra special with heart-felt gifts and greetings, seasonal decor, and more.

Make Holiday Cards as Unique as You Are
We have so many fabulous greeting card and invitation templates, the problem won’t be finding one you like, it will be choosing which one you like the best! Below is a festive grouping of 5 x 7 invitations just to give you a small taste of what we have to offer.  With our new rounded corner and matte finish options, now you can add even more style to your holiday cards!

“Joy & Peace Basic Portrait” by Michelle Bell, template 100653; “Year in Review–Red” by Michelle Bell, template 100733; and “A Blue & Red Christmas” by Anna Gehmlich Bates, template 108685.

Studio makes it easy to create coordinating holiday pieces like the holiday greetings and thank you cards below. These very merry templates are very quick to personalize and will be an extra special way to share your love and thanks with friends and family this year. Complete your coordinated set with matching address labels!

“Merry Little Christmas Card,” “Merry Little Christmas Thank You,” and “Merry Little Address Labels,” 5 x 7 invitations and address labels by Kari Pieratt, templates 98783, 98784, and 98785.

Make Your Cards Talk
This year, add an extra special touch to your gifts and greetings with the fun application of QR Code technology! QR Codes are scannable by most cell phones. The codes link to unique URLs on the web—so you can send people directly to videos, slideshows, audio files, etc., that you created and uploaded especially for them. The holiday greetings below are great examples of placing QR Codes on cards. Lynda Angelastro, the designer of the snowman card below, made a unique holiday greeting video for each of her grandchildren and uploaded them to YouTube. She then generated QR Codes for each video and put the codes on her holiday cards. Think of all the creative and fun possibilities with this technology!  Check out this article for more information about using QR Codes on your HM Projects.

“HM Bring on Christmas QR” 7 x 5 invitation by Roxanne Buchholz, template 97322; “Young Man Holiday QR” 6 x 4 greeting card by Lynda Angelastro, template 97710;  “Warm Wishes” 8 x 4 photo card by Michelle Bell, template 97500.

Make Fun Holiday Home Decor

Bring some extra cheer into your home this year by personalizing some of our 11 x 14 holiday prints. Here are just a few of our favorites below.

“Santa’s Beard Countdown” 11 x 14 Print by Kari Pieratt, template 90921; “Christmas Subway” 11 x 14 Print by Cynthia Coulon, template 97144; “Christmas Joy Subway Art” &“Merry & Bright Subway Art” 11 x 14 Prints by Kari Pieratt, templates 97429 & 97430; “Oh Christmas Tree” 11 x 14 Print by Roxanne Buchholz, template 96174.

Add More Heart to Your Holiday Tree
Our customizable, double-sided Keepsake Ornaments are a wonderful way to celebrate holiday firsts, family events, and more. They make meaningful and lasting gifts as well. Below you’ll see just a small sampling of our templates, and of course, you can always choose to make one completely from scratch!

“Our First Christmas” by Brittany Hutchings, template 94969; “HM Naughty or Nice Penguin” by Roxanne Buchholz, template 94979; “Baby’s First Christmas” by Anna Gehmlich Bates, template 92871; “Pennant Christmas Keepsake” by Kari Pieratt, template 97927; “HM More Wag Ornament” by Roxanne Buchholz, template 97252.

Make Fun Tags and Crafts
We’ve got lots of scrap page templates designed to be used for cute holiday gift tags and other crafts. Here are some especially fun templates brand new to the Gallery.

“Soda-lighted” 12 x 12 Double-sided Scrap Page by Cynthia Coulon, template 109376


“Holiday Dough v.2” 12 x 12 Scrap Page by Cynthia Coulon, template 110125

“You’re Getting Muffin” 12 x 12 Double-sided Scrap Page by Cynthia Coulon, template 97140


“Christmas Nativity Blocks” 12 x 12 Scrap Page by Marin Barney, template 110554

This article was just a small taste of the many holiday templates available to you as you prepare for the upcoming season. Remember, larger items like Storybooks, Canvases, Metal Prints, and Brag Bags make very meaningful and totally unique gift items for those you love. When you take the time and make the effort to personalize these keepsake projects, you can be sure that you’ll be creating a gift that will keep on giving for years to come!