Using Digital Images from Your Portrait Session to Create Custom DIY Photo Cards and Birth Announcements

One of the best things about getting beautiful portraits taken is sharing them your loved ones.  Time and time again, happy clients have told me how much fun they had showing off their beautiful new photos to their friends and family.  One unique and creative way to do this is to design your very own custom DIY photo cards.  Everybody loves to see and receive a personalized card; whether it’s a birth announcement, birthday invitation, or a thank you note.  Nothing lends a special touch like adding a photo to your cards.  One of my favorite companies for creating DIY photo cards is called Basic Invite and they are offering a special discount just for my fans and clients!

What is Basic Invite?

Basic Invite specializes in truly custom stationery and invitations.  They are one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options, including gold and silver foil!  Simply start by choosing one of their beautiful designs, then make it uniquely yours by changing the color of each element on the card.  They also have over 100 hand-picked fonts, so you can change the style of any text on your card.  And of course, don’t forget to upload your beautiful photos to simply drop into the design.

One of the best things about Basic Invite is that they have instant online previews.  You can see your design in real time on your screen as you are designing it.  Change it as many times as you like!  Then, you can even order a free sample of your newly created DIY photo card design, to make sure its exactly the way you want it.  You can also select from over 30 different envelope colors to match your card, and choose from their high quality and luxurious card stock and paper options.

Use my discount code YVONNELEON to give Basic Invite a try!

Discount Coupon on Basic Invite for Yvonne Leon Photography clients

Newborn Birth Announcements

Most of my newborn clients use their photos for personalized birth announcements.  I am always so happy to receive one in the mail myself.  I love seeing how each family has uniquely created their stationery to match their personality, their style, or perhaps even their baby’s nursery decor.  The options are endless!  Clients who purchase digital files from their portrait session can go to Basic Invite and create a personalized birth announcement in minutes

Baby’s First Birthday Invitations and Thank You Cards

Another way I see families incorporate portraits onto their stationery is on first birthday invitations.  I do lots of first birthday and cake smash portrait sessions.  This is when we photograph baby’s first taste of cake.  In these photo sessions, I take classic first birthday portraits in addition to the cake smash pictures.  These are always so much fun, and yield some amazing pictures that your friends and family will absolutely adore!  I always advise parents to do the session a few weeks or even a month before the birthday party.  This way, they can use the photos on their birthday invitations, or even print them to display at the party.  Again, simply go to Basic Invite to create a custom card that will perfectly match your child’s birthday theme.  Don’t forget to order a matching set of thank-you cards!  You will need them for all those cute gifts your baby is sure to receive.

Holiday Photo Cards

Its never too soon to start thinking about holiday cards!  Basic Invite offers festive holiday photo cards for every celebration and person on your list.  Portraits from any photo session during the year make great additions to your cards, whether it was a newborn session, a baby milestone session, or a family session.  Beat the rush and order your cards early.  Then relax as you cross one thing off your holiday to-do list!  Don’t forget to use my discount code on Basic Invite for a client-only special!

About the Photographer

Yvonne Leon Photography is an NJ Newborn Photographer specializing in classic studio newborn and baby photography.  Her portrait studio is located in Randolph, NJ.  Contact Yvonne to inquire about a portrait session and don’t forget to create custom DIY photo cards with your images afterward!

NJ Newborn Photographer specializing in Newborn, Baby and Family Portraiture

973.332.6687 |

By Appointment Only | Located in Randolph, New Jersey