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How to Create a Musical Christmas Card

6 years ago, I created a singing Family Christmas Card using a QR code. In 2014 nobody seemed to know what a QR code was.

Thanks to a contactless new norm, the general population knows how to use a QR code now! The Persnickety team combined creative talents to create a musical Christmas Card and I’m here to share HOW.

This is a fun idea for any occasion using audio! A bark from a pup, the love from a toddler, a message from Grandma or Grandpa, a marketing blip or a beautiful song can be added to a card using Soundcloud and a QR code.

We wanted this one to be light and fun. Madi ordered this cheesy 80’s backdrop from Amazon, set up a tripod and jumped in the photo with our quality control team wearing ugly Christmas sweaters.

How to Create a Musical Christmas Card
Singing-Card-QR-Code

How TO CREATE A musical QR CODE

  1. Record Song (I used the iTALK App)
  2. “Share” song from App to computer via airdrop (or email it to yourself)
  3. Upload song to Soundcloud
  4. Create QR Code with Soundcloud Link (QR Code Generator )
  5. Save QR Code .png to computer
  6. Upload QR Code to your Persnickety Prints Account and add to any card, book, print or photo project
How to Create a Musical Christmas Card

Our team photo is square, I found a double sided card design that fit the photo. The backside of this card design includes 3 additional photo placeholders, I deleted them and added the QR code + text instead. (most of our cards are completely customizable)

That’s it! From the photo to the song recording, we had this all put together in less than an hour! Obviously we aren’t all given musical talents, nor did we practice. Our card is cheesy, silly and meant to put a smile on faces. This would be a great idea for a New Years card!

sing along:

We wish you a covid Christmas
We wish you a covid Christmas
We wish you a covid Christmas and a healthy new year
Fun cards we send to you and your fam
We wish you a covid Christmas and a healthy new year


Oh, bring back the old normal
Oh, bring back the old normal
Oh, bring back the old normal
Before covid came


We wish all of you well with your quarantine
We wish you a covid Christmas and a healthy new year


These masks are hot and sweaty 
These masks are hot and sweaty 
These masks are hot and sweaty 
I want it off now!


We hope you are healthy, happy and safe
We wish you a covid Christmas and a healthy new year


Please tell me covid's over
Please tell me covid's over
Please tell me covid's over
I'm sick of staying home

*lyrics by Jenna Hale

Get creative with QR codes, all you need is a link 🙂

We’d love to see what you choose!
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