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The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Cards

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?

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