Holiday Card Etiquette
We know it is a little early to be thinking of your holiday card list, but we’re going to go over a few tips to help you get started when the proper time arrives.
Holiday Card List
The first thing you need to do is think about who you will be sending cards to. Our answer would be to send cards to as many people as possible. We might be a tad biased, but there is some truth to it. Holiday Cards are usually a way for you to reconnect with people you don’t see or speak to on a regular basis. In today’s digital society that number could become a pretty large. The best way to figure out an estimate of how many cards to order is to start with your address book and last years card list. Start by removing old business associates and loved ones that have passed away. Then add new friends, family members or colleagues. This list will give you a good idea of the number of cards you’ll need. Make sure when you’re placing your order that you order more than you think you’ll need. It is cheaper to buy more in the first initial order than it is to order more at a later date. It never fails after sometime between ordering the cards and actually mailing them, you’ll realize you’ve forgotten someone.
If you’re budget is really tight this year and you can’t afford to spend a lot of money on gifts, by sending a holiday card you let someone know how much you care without purchasing a gift. If you have purchased gifts in the past for someone, but aren’t going to this year, send them a card. Let them know that you’re thinking of them even though there’s no gift and wish them a merry holiday and happy new year.
Remember that Christmas is not the only Holiday
Most people do celebrate Christmas and Christmas-time for religious or nonreligious reasons. However, it’s a good idea to remember that there are other holidays that your friends and family may celebrate instead of Christmas. If you are not sure, feel free to play it safe by getting a card that is holiday neutral or get a mix of holiday specific and holiday neutral cards. Holiday neutral cards are those that say “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”. We offer a variety of holiday specific and holiday neutral cards in the Holiday Greeting Cards section of our website.
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