Tips on Sending Out Holiday Cards

This year, go with classic correspondence by mailing out the most beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards!

‘Tis the season… to get your holiday correspondence in order! Here are our reasons for sending out holiday cards this year.

I always knew. I always told myself: “When I start a family, I am so mailing out Christmas cards.”

And so, folks, that is exactly what Joe and I (and Leo!) will be doing this year.

This year, go with classic correspondence by mailing out the most beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards!

Tips on Sending Out Holiday Cards

I’m a sucker for traditional snail mail, so I’ve had our Christmas cards planned out for quite some time. There are a few tricks that I’ve followed to ease up this holiday process.

Timing
You’ll want to make sure that your cards are well-received before December 25th. Ensure that you give yourself enough time for photos, printing, and general correspondence.

Handwritten Words
Try to handwrite as much as you can: the address on the envelope, signing off your names, your message, etc. It just adds that personalized touch we lose with emails, texts, etc.

Short, Sweet, & Positive
Don’t get carried away with your card’s personalized message. Keep it short, sweet, and free of negativity. Remember: it’s the most wonderful season of all!

Include a Photo!
Your loved ones will love to see how your family is doing. Including a photo makes for wonderful memories.

Of course, we had our family photographer, Laurie-Anne Thuot, capture some of our first holiday memories. See more of her work here and here.

This year, go with classic correspondence by mailing out the most beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards! This year, go with classic correspondence by mailing out the most beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards! This year, go with classic correspondence by mailing out the most beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards!

Are holiday cards a part of your family’s traditions?

This year, go with classic correspondence by mailing out the most beautiful and heartfelt holiday cards!

Comments

  1. My Christmas cards are going out today! I’ve had them for a while, but haven’t had the time to get them addressed and ready to go. Thankfully, my husband jumped in and got them ready to mail.

  2. These are the cutest photos! I’m proud of myself: I already sent mine out and yes, it was a photo card. I also added a handwritten paragraph just to make it seem more personal.

  3. I mail holiday cards every year and always make sure to send pics of the kids to grandparents and great grandparents and elderly family members. My grandma loves showing off her granddaughter (moi) and her beautiful great grandchildren.

  4. Receiving the personal pictured Christmas cards are always my favorite. Seeing family photos and how much the kids have grown is always special.

  5. Sending out holiday card is not a part of our tradition but I love receiving cards. Your photos are beautiful and perfect.

  6. If there’s one thing I do every year, it’s send cards at Christmas time. It’s fun to shop for them on Etsy and I love thinking of quirky and cute things to say. Plus, in the digital age, I think we’ve lost a little something as a society if we never see a handwritten card appear in our mailboxes. They’re nothing like it to brighten the day. ps: Could little Leo be any cuter?! x

  7. I haven’t sent out a Christmas card in years because of the internet and all that. I do love these tips and makes me want to send some personal nice cards out to family instead of online cards.

  8. Those are really cute. When my daughter was little, we sent them out every year with a new photo in them but now that she’s grown with a family of her own, I don’t send out as many.

  9. We send out our Christmas cards early to avoid the influx of mail at the post office. We also do the same thing, we include a family photo. We have family in different cities in the US, in the UK, and Sweden. I agree with you that handwritten cards are more personal.

  10. Including a photo might be another good idea for me. We are still sending our cards now but mostly via email and social media accounts but still its part of our yearly tradition.

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