Do you have a tradition of mailing holiday letters to friends and family members? Christmas cards are a great way to send family pictures and updates to loved ones across the globe. Everyone wants to send a card that captures the holiday spirit and lets the recipient know you’re thinking of them—and if you can get that coveted spot on a mantle or the refrigerator, even better. This year, with many people dropping travel plans to practice social distancing, Christmas cards are more important than ever. Make this your best season’s greeting yet with these ideas for how to make your Christmas card stand out.
Make It Personal
Chances are, you have a lot of people on your Christmas mailing list. That’s why many families send out the same letter and photo to everyone. While there’s nothing wrong with this, you can make each card a little more unique by adding shorter, more personal notes for each recipient. Even something as simple as wishing each individual recipient well or asking about recent life updates can make the entire card feel more thoughtful.
While the most important part of a Christmas card is the words you write, it’s fun to get creative with the design. Even if crafting isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of easy ways to make your Christmas card stand out. Try buying a beautiful wax stamp to seal your letters with elegance. You can also make every letter more festive by adding a touch of a holiday scent—essential oils like peppermint, cinnamon, or fire work great for this. Alternatively, take advantage of the season by purchasing holiday stationery and envelopes.
Write It Out
Letter writing isn’t entirely a lost art, but it’s far less common than it once was. Though it takes longer, writing your Christmas cards out by hand will automatically add that personal and creative touch you need. You don’t even need to have stunning handwriting—though legibility is essential. As long as you take the time to sit down and write the letter, your loved ones will feel the care and commitment you put into it.