A personal Christmas card has a nostalgic and sentimental flair that will send warm greetings to all your friends, family, and other acquaintances. The Thanksgiving holidays have just ended and now the Christmas season approaches indicating that it’s time to put up the Christmas tree, refine your shopping list, and begin writing your Christmas cards. Now that the Black Friday rush is gone, begin collecting your Christmas card inventory. Personalizing this year’s cards can be as easy as writing a simple greeting or customizing a work of art. Whatever your choice, you can spread joy and cheer with your own personal touch.
Simplify Card Sending
Simplifying card sending not only helps expedite the process, but it motivates the sender. Before you begin your holiday greeting card writing, organize yourself to help ease the anxiety of the busy holiday season.
Organize Before You Begin
- Gather all recipient names and addresses
- Get stamps
- Purchase cards and envelopes (beautifully pre-made, blank, or cardstock to make your own)
All greeting cards are a permanent and meaningful method of communication. Adding a personalized message to loved ones and colleagues helps build relationships, good communication, and provides a nice keepsake. Christmas cards can be given as small gifts — especially handmade cards. Though the card’s aesthetics may be beautiful, the personalized greeting makes it more special.
Personalized Sayings and Phrases for Christmas Greeting Cards
While these phrases may not be exactly something you might say, use them as an example and tweak them to your own personality.
- Wishing a bright and happy holiday to you and those you love
- Have a wonderful Christmas and the best of everything in the New Year
- Christmas is in the air! Wishing you all the joy, hope and wonder of the season
- May your home be filled with the love of Christmas
- Heartfelt Greetings and Bountiful Blessings
- May your heart be filled with every joy this Christmas season brings
- Wishing special joy for you at Christmastime and all year through
- Wishing you all things bright and beautiful at Christmas and all year through
- May the wonderful blessing of Christmas remain yours throughout the year
- Warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year
- Warmest Christmas wishes from our home to yours
- May the warmth and peace of the holiday season be yours today and always
- Wishing you all the joys of Christmas and happiness throughout the New Year
- Wishing you the Love, Peace, and Happiness that the true meaning of Christmas brings
- Wishing you and your family peace and joy in the the true spirit of the Christmas season
- Warm wishes for a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year
- May the Christmas spirit bring you peace and joy
- Best wishes for peace, joy, and happiness
- May the timeless message of Christmas fill your heart and home with joy today and throughout the coming year
- May your Christmas be blessed with peace and happiness
- May love, hope, and happiness be yours at Christmas and blessings of prosperity throughout the New Year
- May this Christmas season be filled with joy and delight for you and those you love
- Be filled with wonder * Be touched by peace * Believe in the miracle
- Merry Christmas and many good wishes for a new year of happiness and prosperity
Tips on Etiquette
- Choose appropriate phrases for your recipients. Take into consideration if they celebrate Christmas; if they don’t use the word holiday instead. For those who do celebrate, make sure to use the word “Christmas” in your phrasing. It sets the mood and it’s the true, traditional way to greet.
- Make sure you send out your cards to be received by Christmas time…even if they only celebrate the holiday season.
- Hand write your cards. These phrases are short, and a handwritten greeting is the point of personalizing your cards.
- Include your handwritten signature. It provides the perfect personalized touch to your hard work!
- Include your return address on the flap of the envelope. These can be handwritten or labels can be used.
- Make sure you use enough postage. If your cards are oversized or heavier than the standard, more postage will be necessary.
- Do a final check of each card. Did you address them all correctly? Did you include everyone you intended? Did you sign each card with your signature?
- Always seal the flap of the envelope. Make the card sending look complete by making sure the envelope is properly sealed.