Perhaps this is another sign of my encroaching adulthood (along with having a child!), but for the first time ever, my wife and I are sending out Christmas cards. Having never participated in this bit of holiday tradition before, I was surprised at how expensive they can be. Plus, you’re stuck with someone else’s design, which detracts from the personal touch, though I suppose for most people, that’s the whole point.
But I’m no stranger to print layout. I spent years laying out newspaper pages and other publications in Adobe InDesign, and I think I could whip up a Christmas card fairly easily. That said, spinning up InDesign for a Christmas card is like tackling a flea infestation with a shotgun, and an expensive, subscription-based shotgun at that. It’s overkill for a holiday card in so many ways.
The folks at BeLight Software realize that not everyone with print design needs is a professional or interested in subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud. That’s why they created the inexpensive, easy-to-use Printworks, which can help you create beautiful brochures, flyers, business cards, mailing labels, envelopes, and yes Virginia, even holiday cards.
So if you’d like to try your hand at designing and printing your own holiday cards, enter at the DealBITS page before midnight on 14 December 2014 for a chance to win one of five copies of Printworks. If you just can’t wait, Printworks, along with BeLight’s more-focused Labels & Addresses and Disc Cover apps, are