Marie Monforte Photography now offers Holiday Cards

November 03, 2016  •  1 Comment

So a while ago I put a lot of time and energy into acquiring/designing several adorable Holiday Card templates which can be customized via your very own client gallery within my website!  This takes the hassle out of going to sites like Shutterfly or TinyPrints, having to wait to upload all your photos there, and browsing through hundreds of designs!  Now you can do all this directly from my website without ever leaving your own gallery!  

Here is a Step-by-Step screen-shot instruction guide on how to access this cool feature once you are inside your own gallery!


1).  From within your gallery, click the "Buy" button next to the "Download" Button and choose "ALL" so you can access all the photos in your gallery for card designs...

Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.13.11 PMScreen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.13.11 PM 2).  The Storefront screen shows all my product offerings, including Prints, Greeting Cards, and Home Decor, such as Canvas and other Wall Art.  Click on the "Greeting Cards" Box to be brought into that feature... 

Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.14.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.14.05 PM 3).  "Flat Greeting Cards" is chosen by default, but you can also click on "Modern Pop Cards" to see option for pop-out Ornaments that can be hung on your tree, or "All Greeting Cards" to see all the card offerings.  For this example I have chosen first to click on "All Greeting Cards"...and will then click on "Flat 5x7 greeting card (set of 25) to see the templates available in that option.  You can click on the other options to see the design templates applicable to those choices as well. 

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4). These are the templates available for the "5x7 Flat Card"... I will be clicking on the "Year in Review" Template to play around with that design first.... 

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5).  When you arrive in a template option, the system will have already chosen images from your gallery, but you can easily change them.  Click on the "Change Photos" or "Change Options" buttons just above your card to edit various aspects of your design... Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.15.25 PMScreen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.15.25 PM

6). Here I clicked on the "Change Photos" Button.  In the box that appeared to the right, I clicked on the "Selected Images" Tab.  The images with the Check marks are currently chosen for the card.  You can click and hold down an image, then drag it over one of the image boxes in the card and let go to "drop" the image into that spot. 

Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.39.56 PMScreen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.39.56 PM 7). In this next screen shot you may notice I have swapped out a couple of the images.  You can also click onto an image already in the card design to access the options available for that image, such as a zoom in/out slider, or you can click/drag the image around to change the positioning within the cell you selected.  Keep playing around with different image combinations until you are happy...

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8). If you click on the "Change Options" button at the top of your card, you can access various paper types and even customize your text. 

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9). Here I have clicked on the "Font Text" Drop down button to edit the text options.  All text boxes on the Front of your card will be listed here. Click on the text in the large box to edit it.... Screen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.44.49 PMScreen Shot 2016-11-03 at 2.44.49 PM 10). Once you are happy with the front you can move on to the back of you card  by simply clicking on the second image icon at the bottom of your design. (And by the way, you can go back and forth between front/back/photos/text as often as you like...there is no set order in which you need to edit this)... 

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11). Once you have finished customizing you card you can click "Add to Cart" to save it as an option while you go back to play with other designs if you want. It can easily be removed again later. Or, if you love it and are ready to purchase, just begin the checkout process!  Please take extra care to review all the details on your design because once you purchase the cards all sales are final.

12). If you would like some help using this system, just email me at and I would be more than happy to help you! 

Thanks friends, and Happy Designing!!! 



I love all those cards, they are crazy cute!
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