One of my favorite traditions is sending out our yearly holiday card. It’s a chance to get in touch and reconnect with old friends as well as share warm wishes for the season and the new year. This past weekend I sat myself down and wrote out all of our cards with the help of some Christmas Carols, cookies and a little liquid cheer.
We’ve been sending out cards for almost 10 years now, so I have learned a thing or two about the dos and don’ts of holiday greetings. Now I am sharing these dos and dont’s with you. Check them out below!
- Personalize each card, even if you just write the recipients names, a short wish and sign it.
- Let the card reflect you and your family, whether that be a beautiful piece of stationary or a great photo card documenting your yearly adventures.
- If you are sending a photo card, make sure you include a picture of yourself, not just your kids.
- Always reciprocate! If you receive a card from an unexpected well wisher, it never hurts to send one in return.
- Try to hand deliver as many as possible. That will give you the excuse to visit lots of friends and family this holiday season.
- Make a party out of writing your cards. Throw on some music and imbibe in some egg nog. ‘Tis the season after all!
- Don’t print out address labels. It’s too impersonal. Hand address each card.
- Don’t wait until Christmas Eve to send out your cards!
Are you sending out holiday cards this year? What are some of your dos and don’ts?