Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Sending Christmas Cards

It's the most wonderful time of the year and only a few more weeks before Christmas. Time flies so fast, have you decided on what to do or what to give this year?

Not everyone celebrates Christmas. Those who do have different traditions and could be celebrating the holidays under different personal circumstances. Whether you're in the mood to be creative this year or not, there are a lot of things you have to consider before you find people you want to send Christmas cards to and have them receive it in their mailbox.

Before you start anything, here are some pointers when it comes to sending Christmas cards:

  • To find people you want to send Christmas cards to, list down all of their names - your neighbours or colleagues or even your best friend since middle school. Just make sure that you do not confuse their names. It'll be embarrassing for you and a little awkward.

  • Send the cards as early as a few days before Thanksgiving because the post office will be very busy this time of the year. You wouldn't want your card to arrive after Christmas right? And of course, you wouldn't want your card to arrive too early.

  • Always put a return address. It plays an important part because that's where they'll know who it is from and where to send back a card or maybe a small gift to say thanks to.

  • When sending a card to your boss, send it to their home address. Only do that if you know them and their family personally, and add a little personal message. If not, keep the message in a professional manner and send the Christmas card to the office.

  • When giving Christmas cards to colleagues, send it to their home address. Never give it in the office even if it's convenient because there will be a tendency that your other colleagues will feel bad that you didn't include them. It might result to conflicts in the workplace.

  • Reserve the family photo cards for close friends and family members.

  • You may send virtual greeting cards especially if it's convenient but don't forget to reconsider sending a hard copy instead. Either way, add a personal message so it can have a personal touch.

  • If there is a death in the family or a tragedy, you may want to avoid giving out Christmas cards and just do it next year. But if you decide to send one, give them a card with the generic "Merry Christmas" and add a little message. Avoid sending them your happy family picture card, it's very inappropriate.

  • If you know people who don't celebrate Christmas, you may send them a card with a simple "Seasons Greetings" or "Happy Holidays". Again, avoid sending them your family picture card unless you're close to the person and their family.

These are just some of the few things that you need to remember before sending the cards in time for Christmas.

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