Last updated on November 29th, 2023 at 04:17 pm
If there’s one thing you choose to do this holiday season, let it be: sending Christmas cards. It’s more than just a tradition; it’s a heartfelt way to spread joy, connect with loved ones, and make memories that last. Join us in making this season brighter—one card at a time. After all, a simple gesture can create a world of warmth and happiness.
‘Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer, and what better way to do it than with a Christmas card? I’m talking physical; hold in your hand Christmas cards, you know, the OG of holiday traditions. In today’s digital age, where instant messages and social media platforms dominate our communication, do not let this be your go-to for Christmas cards.
The tradition of sending Christmas cards still holds a special place in the hearts of many. Admit it, there is something undeniably charming about receiving a physical card in the mail. In fact, Christmas cards are my favorite part of the holiday season. I love getting those handwritten addressed envelopes, and I get excited to open them up and see who it is from. I adore seeing the familiar faces of people I have crossed paths with at some point in my life. Seeing how their families have grown and (I can say this because I, too, am of a certain age) how their hair is turning a familiar color of gray. It is the social stimulation that my introverted self secretly craves.
So, are you sending (I’m talking lick the envelope and put a stamp on it) Christmas cards this year? If you are undecided or you are team digital Christmas card, keep reading; hopefully, this will change your mind.
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Why Send a Christmas Card?
Receiving a Christmas card is special. It’s so easy to share every detail of our lives via social media, so to get a personalized, sometimes handwritten card through “snail” mail really means something! Seriously, it takes effort, something that our daily social media updates lack, and for someone to put that effort in for you is special.
It’s an investment in your Relationships
Sending a Christmas card is like saying, “Hey, I’m thinking of you,” especially to folks who are a bit of a drive or a plane ticket away. It’s all about keeping those connections alive and spreading some good vibes during the holiday season. And you know what’s cool? The actual card you can touch—makes the whole sentiment thing way more real and special.
Showcase Your Personal Style
Sending out Christmas cards is a cool way to show off your personal style and let your family’s awesome personalities shine. From the pic you choose to the card style, it’s all about letting your unique vibe spread some holiday joy.
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What makes a “good” Christmas card?
This is my favorite thing about getting Christmas cards. A handwritten message is nice, but an updated photo is the absolute BEST! This does not need to be a professional picture. In fact, I think it means more to get a candid image. Even better, use an image from one of your favorite adventures from the last year. A photo card adds a personal touch and makes the card more memorable.
A personal touch goes a long way. Whether it’s a handwritten message, a specific mention of shared memories, or acknowledgment of a personal connection, people appreciate when a card feels tailored to them.
Humor or Lightheartedness
Humor and lightheartedness in a Christmas card is always appreciated. Whether it’s a joke or a witty remark, people love getting a card that brings a smile to their face.
Update on Life
A brief update on life and family is always appreciated. Include milestones and achievements or simply share highlights from the past year.
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Even if the majority of the card is printed, a handwritten signature adds a personal and authentic touch. It shows that you put in extra effort.
Sending Christmas cards with Shutterfly
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Why you should choose Shutterfly:
Customization: You can customize everything from the design, color, and theme, and you can even upload your own design for a completely personalized card.
Photo Quality: If you want to feature photos on your Christmas cards, Shutterfly is known for its high-quality printing. Your images will be vibrant, sharp, and visually appealing.
User-Friendly Design Tools: Shutterfly offers user-friendly design tools that make the customization process easy and enjoyable. You can experiment with different layouts, fonts, and embellishments to create a card that suits your preferences.
Personalized Messaging: Can’t find a design that says what you want? No problem, Shutterfly allows you to include personalized messages.
Special Features: Shutterfly offers special features for Christmas cards, such as foil-stamped designs, die-cut shapes, and premium paper options. Color envelopes with matching slip-in liners, decorative images, and free address printing, as well as an option holiday newsletter, insert (instead of the traditional Christmas letter). These elements add an extra touch of elegance to your cards, plus it is a one-stop shop; you get everything done in one place!
More than just cards: Shutterfly also offers a variety of products, such as photo books, calendars, and personalized gifts. My personal favorite are the magnets! These are PERFECT gifts for grandparents!!!
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I beg of you, do not let the tradition of Christmas cards die in this technology-driven world. By sending Christmas cards, you are showing your appreciation for those close to you and reminding them that they are important in your life. Make sending Christmas cards a priority! And let me know if you need my address, I LOVE getting Christmas cards!
Twiniversity Staff Writer