Tips For Sending Your Holiday Cards

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Sending out holiday cards is like sending a, “Hello, we care about you!”  Your customers, employees, family and friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Who doesn’t get excited when they see an envelope in their mailbox?

My first tip is to select a greeting that fits your personality.  Sending wishes for a Merry Christmas has been a longtime debate as you do not want to offend anyone.  I say still send the spirit of the holidays but keep it more generic in the formal imprint such as Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings.  Then you can make it personal but adding a handwritten Merry Christmas or other personal note depending on the recipient.

The next tip I will give you is to send your holiday cards on time.  Do not be that person that mails out their Christmas cards on December 26.  Then what started out as a warm gesture, turns into what will seem like a last minute token.  If for some reason you fell behind, skip the Christmas card and send a Happy New Year card.  These can be sent as late as January 15.

Lastly, be sure to put your return address on the envelope.  This is helpful in many ways.  What if the recipient wants to return the gesture but doesn’t have your address?  If someone is no longer at the address you mailed their holiday card to or you made an error in addressing the envelope and you added your return address, you will get the card back and resend it to the correct address. Have a Happy Holiday!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Lyter November 25, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Very helpful

Jenna November 29, 2019 at 11:15 am

Sending a New Year’s card instead of the Christmas card when running late is a great tip, thanks!

Aaron December 6, 2019 at 8:28 pm

Return address is helpful. Some of my contacts may have moved so its nice to have that information at hand instead of sending a separate message questioning where they are in the world.

Michael January 22, 2020 at 10:29 am

A good guide to follow. Thanks for the input.

Evelin February 11, 2020 at 1:35 pm

My office moved this year. We really had to emphasize the return address so people knew.

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