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.