MailPix, Erin Manning team up for holiday card photo tips

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MailPix teams up with Erin Manning to create holiday videos

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, has released a video “Holiday Portraits for Your Photo Cards” featuring Erin Manning, photographer and media personality.


MailPix,the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, has released a video “Holiday Portraits for Your Photo Cards” featuring Erin Manning, photographer and media personality.

In the five-minute video, Manning provides easy-to-follow fun tips for getting the best family photos for a holiday greeting card, using any camera. Among the tips:

  • Have a card design picked out ahead of time - Choose from hundreds of card designs at to have an idea what kind of photos to take, like a group shot or individual poses.
  • Plan the wardrobe - The subjects’ clothing should be coordinated to colors and designs don’t clash.
  • Pick your location - Avoid direct sunlight; early morning or early evening are best.
  • Take plenty of pictures - Now is the time to let the creative juices flow by trying out different poses and outfits combination.

“It’s more important than ever to keep in touch in these times,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO and founder, MailPix. “MailPix photo greeting cards are a great way to share the personal connection.”

"Time passes quickly, it's so important to photograph your family to preserve those special times before it’s too late," says Erin Manning.

For a limited time, MailPix customers can get a 60% off on greeting cards with the code “Fall.”


Erin Manning is a professional photographer, author, educator, and media personality. Television viewers know Erin best as the digital photography expert and host of DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning TV series “The Whole Picture.” In addition to creating and hosting the popular Digital Photography 101 video series, she is the author of two books, “Portrait and Candid Photography” and “Make Money with Your Digital Photography,” both published by Wiley. She enjoys helping people understand photography and technology and is known for her clear, friendly teaching style.

Mannng spent several years working as a commercial, portrait, and stock photographer, as well as completing a degree in Studio Art/Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University. She is a member of the American Photographic Artists, Women in Photography International, and the Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group, whose purpose is dedicated to advancing the art and science of digital imaging.

ABOUT MAILPIX.COM is the pre-eminent site for printing photos instantly at thousands of retailers from phone app or PC and also offers convenient mail-to-home. MailPix preserves photo memories as photo books, canvas, prints, cards, enlargements and other photo gift products. The service is seamlessly integrated to print photos from any phone, device or computer. MailPix offices are located in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Fred H. Lerner is the founder and CEO of MailPix, his latest startup. He previously founded Ritz Interactive, which included, and others. Fred also founded two imaging companies which were acquired by Kodak and became the CEO of Kodak Processing Labs. He is a United Nations’ Hall of Fame recipient from the International Photographic Council and Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International.

Peter Tahmin, co-founder and COO of MailPix, was the former vice president at Ritz Camera & Image and co-founder, senior vice president and COO of the Ritz Interactive e-commerce network, which included,, and others. He brings more than 20 years of e-commerce experience and a lifetime of imaging industry experience to MailPix.

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