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With the holidays come an impending flow of cards and family newsletters. Mantles decked from end to end with a slew of well wishes from family and friends. So when it comes to sending your own holiday cards, we rounded up a few helpful points to make the process just a bit easier.

make it timely

While it can get tempting to leave it all to the last minute, getting a head start on holiday cards never hurt. If you can’t write them out all in one day, set aside time each weekend to complete them in batches.

pick a card and set the tone

Traditional, modern, blank. You decide. Opt for an appropriately-themed card, and don’t be afraid to switch up the classics. We’ve got a few must-see options here!  Separate the recipients into various batches – family, friends, coworkers, neighbors – and prepare a rough outline of a message, to later be personalized with each note.

get personal

It can get tempting to replicate a standard template for all the recipients, we get it. In addition to a standard greeting or message of well wishes, pop in a customized line or two, for a more personal touch.

don’t overshare

Keeping in mind the limited space given to work with, stick to a simple yet meaningful message, touching on the most important points. Aim to recapture only the most important moments and memories of the year.


As obvious as it may seem, reread the cards through for spelling or grammar mistakes, and double check addresses to ensure that you have the most recent version.

address it

Feeling crafty? This handy tool will ensure your cards are addressed to perfection.

finishing touches

A festive sticker or personalized stamp lends the perfect touch to just about any card!