In today’s era of sending images and messages through cyber space, it is easy to follow suit by sending holiday cards in the same manner. However, as convenient as that may be on your end, glossy Christmas cards simply never go out of style.
Friends and family are aware that an extra step was taken to send your warm wishes and it is a nice way to connect in a tangible manner. Instead of having a greeting that goes out to everyone you have known since the third grade, hard copies that are sent through the postal service allow you to create a more intimate circle.
Let’s face it: Digital photos are nice, but getting them printed out is a step that often gets pushed to a later date or forgotten altogether. For those who like to keep up with your growing family, semi-glossy or glossy Christmas cards adorned with a recent family photo are a nice way to send a personal image that can be placed upon the fridge or framed after the holiday season has ended.
Include an easy-to-read return address on the envelopes. Since you likely do not plaster your personal contact information online, this allows you to update friends and family with any changes.
Keep in mind that sending via snail mail means planning ahead. Give yourself plenty of time to order, receive and address your cards. You will want to have them ready to send out in the first few weeks of the month to ensure that they arrive mid-December, giving friends and family plenty of time to enjoy them.
Sending cards directly to a mailbox allows you to incorporate a personalized message. Add a handwritten note to the bottom or back of a card to let the recipient know you were thinking specifically of him or her to make the holidays that much sweeter.