Why Handwritten Christmas Cards Mean So Much More

Sending Christmas cards is a holiday tradition that many people have participated in for years. However, in the digital age, it’s far more common to receive Christmas e-cards than it is to be graced with handwritten Christmas cards

The trouble is, sending handwritten Christmas cards is a way to show people that you truly care. They’re far more meaningful and help strengthen your relationships in a whole new way. Let’s take a look at why handwritten Christmas cards mean so much more than emailing a quick Christmas e-card

Why Send Christmas Cards?

The tradition of sending Christmas cards originated back in England in 1843. A busy nobleman didn’t have time to send a personal note to his friends to wish them Merry Christmas, so he hired a local artist to paint some ready-made cards that he could send out to friends and family

Pretty soon, a tradition was born! From there, the idea of sending personalized holiday cards became commonplace. And, it wasn’t long before sending Christmas cards turned into sending cards for other holidays as well. 

In fact, there are plenty of cards that can be sent out to both professional and personal contacts for any number of December holidays, including:

  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Boxing Day
  • Ōmisoka

So we know why we should send cards, but why handwritten? The reason that sending handwritten Christmas cards is so important is that it conveys warm sentiment and shows that you care. By taking the time to handwrite a card, you show people that they matter to you and that you value the relationship. 

Make sure to have your holiday cards addressed and in the mail by the first week of December. This way you know that your holiday cards will be received before the actual day rolls around. 

Messages Mean More When They’re Handwritten

We mentioned it earlier, but sending handwritten Christmas cards in the digital age is still important. This is in part because with so many people sending digital cards, your handwritten Christmas letter suddenly becomes a novelty.

It shows someone that you took just a little extra time to send a card via direct mail rather than online channels. Plus, many people keep Christmas cards and display them around the home. The Christmas cards become a unique decoration that showcases the joy and cheer of the holiday season.

However, if you’re planning to send out handwritten Christmas cards, it’s important to keep a few etiquette rules in mind. For one, while you’re welcome to send Christmas cards to anyone, don’t feel the need to send them to everybody in your address book. Feel free to send them just to those who are extra special to show how much you care.

On top of that, make sure to have your holiday cards addressed and in the mail by the first week of December. This way you know that your holiday cards will be received before the actual day rolls around. 

Sample Handwritten Christmas Cards

When you get Christmas cards, it’s great fun to place them around the house and put them on display. Or, if you’ve received corporate greeting cards, you can place them around the office to spread holiday cheer and boost morale. They’re a great way to keep employees inspired and to show off how much your team is appreciated.

If you’re ready to make your own holiday cards with a handwritten feel, you’d probably like some sample messages. To give you some ideas for your Christmas card creation, here are a few sample Christmas card messages that you can gather inspiration from:

  • “I told Santa you were good this year and sent him a link to your Pinterest board. Merry Christmas to you!”
  • Merry Christmas! May your happiness be large and your bills be small.”
  • “Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Have a wonderful Christmas!”
  • “Wishing you a Christmas that’s merry and bright!”
  • “May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your heart and light your path.”
  • Christmas isn’t just a day. It’s a frame of mind.”
  • “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” 

Any of these messages are great options for putting in your Christmas card for friends or family. They spread holiday cheer, both in a funny way and in a joyous or religious manner. 

Christmas Card Tips & Additional Resources

So, what Handwrytten resources are available for those sending Christmas cards? We’re glad you asked! During this festive season, we’ve got several tips that will help you write the perfect handwritten greeting card.

Tip #1: Make Deadlines

To help you get your cards sent out on time, make deadlines. Choose dates for when you want to have the supplies ready when you want to sit down and sign your cards, and when you want to pop them in the mail. Doing so will make it easy for you to get all your cards in the mail on time.

Tip #2: Make a System

If you’re making hundreds of handwritten cards, it can quickly turn into a chore. To help keep yourself organized, make a system for signing and labeling your cards so that you can get them sent out in no time. 

Tip #3: Plan for the Future

When you reach out to friends, family, and clients for their addresses, make a note of birthdays and other personal information too. This will help make sure that you’re prepared for upcoming holidays and important events when they roll around, too!

Tip #4: Recycle Holiday Mail

If you receive holiday mail of your own, one of the easiest pro tips you can implement is to recycle them! Use beautiful envelopes and cover the old addresses to use them for your own Christmas cards!

With these Christmas card additional resources, you’ll be ready to write the perfect Christmas cards. Pretty soon, you’ll be ready to get started sending out stunning Christmas cards to your friends, family, and clients. 

Send Handwritten Greetings with Handwrytten!

At Handwrytten, we offer all sorts of holiday greeting cards and handwriting styles to choose from. You can choose fancy, cursive fonts or opt for something more simple. Plus, you can select cards appropriate for the general holiday season or opt for something with a religious feel.

We did say we love writing personalized cards, right? If you’re ready to spread a little holiday magic with a team that loves Christmas as much as you do, you’re in the right place. Send a gift card with Handwrytten and spread a little Christmas cheer.

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Over 100 designs to choose from or design your own. Our online card customizer makes it simple.

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