Christmas is a beautiful time of year, one to enjoy and cherish. But in a world of texting, emails and instant messaging, is sending a Christmas Card becoming a dying art?
Christmas is a time to reach out to friends and family you don’t see as often as you would like. A personalised Christmas Card with a thoughtful message lets them know you and the family are thinking of them.
In early October we will be turning their heads towards the infinite list of things to do in preparation for the festive season.
Writing a Christmas Card provides that quiet, reflective moment; taking time out of the fast-paced nature of the season to spend time thinking about the ones you love.
There are becoming so many options now to contact your loved ones over Christmas. However Britain is still in love with the traditional Christmas card – with over 90% of people saying they would prefer a card over an instant message.
Choosing the perfect Christmas Card
Artworks & Designs. The traditional Christmas Card focuses on scenes from the nativity or other religious themes. When choosing you Christmas Card pick a design that represents you and your family. Consider who you’re sending your cards to and what they may like so as not to offend.
Your Christmas message. Thoughtfulness is the key when it comes down to your message. Focus on the key point(s) you want to cover and keep it personal yet concise.
An overly personal message may discourage your card from being displayed on the mantelpiece as it could make any of your recipients festive visitors feel intrusive when reading through and admiring your card.
Paper Made Personal. When designing your HoneyTree Christmas card you have full control over the font and illustration so you can craft a card which is truly unique.
With love from…
Signing your card. There are two considerations at this point, the “with love from the Potter family ” or a simple signature. This is a personal choice. With a HoneyTree Personalised Christmas Card the main festive message is printed inside, so we like to sign each one by hand.
Add a small note for that personal touch, e.g. ‘Great to catch up at Sam’s Christening, hope to see more of you next year’.
Top Tip. Always place your address at the bottom so if they can’t read your hand writing they know who it’s from! Very handy also if they didn’t send you a card and want to add you to next year’s list!
Quantity. From your recipient list we suggest adding an extra 5-10 more cards. We inevitably receive cards from people who you might have forgotten or who have moved house in the past year.
Charity Christmas Cards
Charity consideration. Charities rely heavily on the donations from the sale of Christmas cards. Consider the right card for you in connection to a charity you wish to support.
Finally, when sitting down to write your cards enjoy the experience… pour yourself a glass of wine. Include the rest of the family so they can let you know what they want to say.
Quick Christmas card facts…
- 45% of all cards sent are Christmas cards.
- The first Christmas card was created and sent in 1843.
- Postmen in Victorian England were popularly called “robins” because of their red uniforms.
- An estimated £50m is raised by Christmas cards for charities each year
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