Christmas cards: Traditional and modern ideas of greeting family and friends this holiday season
As families begin sending Christmas cards to the important people in their lives, we will provide some tips to make sure yours stand out.
Each year many families send Christmas cards to provide updates on each member as the new year approaches. There are many ways to modernize this tradition for those looking to put a new twist on the holiday activity.
With just a week left until Christmas, the notes must be sent popped in the mail as soon as possible, meaning that keeping this simple may be your best bet. For those in a pinch, using Microsoft Word or Publisher may come in handy to type out a short message that could be easily glued into a store-bought or homemade card.
Keep it DIY
For those who want to keep things DIY, red, white, or green construction paper could be folded into forths and can be decorated with either a picture of the family or known holiday symbols. A Christmas tree, string of lights, or picture of Santa Claus could be drawn onto the front, giving a homemade feel to the cards sent to the important people in your life. For tips on drawing, check out these guides from Shihori Obata.
A digital card...
Those looking to avoid a trip to the post office during one of the busiest times of the year can opt for a digital card. Many companies offer easy-to-use templates for e-cards, which can be sent for free to all the special people on your list.
Paperless Post offers templates for Christmas, New Year, and other holidays that are easy to use and create beautiful cards. There are more than sixty cards to pick from, some of which allow a photo to be added for those interested in that option.