Finding the time to make sure that you update all of your extended relatives and friends with news about your family can get difficult over time. Between new births, graduations, career changes, and other major events, it can seem like there is no time to gather everyone and tell them everything. That’s why the holiday season is so special. A moving Christmas card with a short note about the biggest events of the year is an easy way to make sure everyone knows about your most important changes each year.
While the Christmas card is a great starting point and it lets you make sure everyone gets the basic information you want to share, along with an updated photo of the family, there are people who need to know more, and who also deserve the extra attention and explanation. After all, you want your closest relatives and best friends to really get the story of the family instead of being stuck with just the highlights. In those cases, adding a handwritten note on your own personal stationary shows that you’re taking the time to think carefully about what you need to share, and to relate everything to your loved ones, so they can share as well.
When you are missing a close friend or relative this holiday season, adding a gift idea to your moving Christmas card and letter brings everything together. Whether it’s a customized coffee mug, the perfect picture frame to go with the new photos you have sent along, or a memento that reminds you of times spent together, your friends and family will feel like they are still nearby when you find ways to use this time of year to bring them closer to your family by sharing new memories. Whether you are designing grandparent gifts, godparent gifts, or even a memento for a long-distance sibling, it’s the right time of year to get caught up.