"The tradition is to wish everyone a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. I thought I would wish my family and friends a Happy New Year. We recently purchased a new home and what better way to announce our move was by sending a New Year Card. Many of the recipients stated how they liked the card and it was a great idea. I told them about Shutterfly and how easy and inexpensive it was to make the cards. Many of my friends want to follow in the tradition of sending New Year's cards. So get ready Shutterfly, there may be an increase in business for 2014!"
"I only looked at New Year's cards because I had a coupon, I am so glad I did. With this card I was able to remember and share a special occaision that occurred each month of the year. This is my first time sending New Year cards, but I am so pleased, I am already planning my "Year of happy" card for next year."
"Great designs to choose from. Loved that I could create my card while still on vacation with the iPad app. My cards were waiting for me when I got back. Fast shipping, next year I may try the address and mail option."
"This set up is awesome. Every year, I usually do a picture card and then enclosed a newsletter explaining happenings in my family. Now, I did not have to! Knowing people do not have time to sit down and read lengthy newsletters, they definitely will enjoy this kind of greeting for they would see the family and know what is what with the family. Go and see for yourself. Received many compliments on this one already and I am smiling here!"
"Quick service with great email follow up. Excellent card stock for cards and photos turned out great."
When someone says “New Year,” a bevy of thoughts may come to mind. You may first envision a gathering of adults with glasses raised celebrating the occasion. Or, you may picture yourself struggling through a spinning class in the middle of February in an attempt to fulfill your New Year’s resolution. The point is that the New Year can mean a lot of different things of a lot of different people. Thus, you should keep this in mind when designing this year’s New Year’s Card and think about the type of New Year's message to send to your loved ones.
No one is saying that you need to overthink your cards. However, you should take a moment to consider the message that you’re sending with it. Keep the following few tips in mind:
• Are you planning a party? Some may view your sending them a New Year’s card as you inviting them to ring in the event at your house. Therefore, be careful in your wording so as not to make it seem as though you want company on the 31st. If you are planning a party, we've included great New Year's Eve party ideas.
• Put some thought into your message. If you are not including a photo, take advantage of the space on your card to give recipients an update on what you and your family accomplished throughout the year. Talk about your spouse finally landing that promotion, or your children’s scholastic and social achievements. If you do include a photo on the card, keep the message short and sweet. Not feeling creative? Just borrow a line from your favorite song or poem.
• Think about your family photo. An easy way to go with your picture is to just include your family’s holiday photo. Another good family photo idea may be to create a collage of photos of the events you experienced throughout the year.
• Don’t go to crazy. The goal here is to send affordable New Year’s cards, not artwork that one will feel obliged to hang on a wall.
Ultimately, one of the main purposes of any card is just to let someone know that you’re thinking about them. With that in mind, take a few extra moments this year to ensure that your New Year’s cards have just the right amount of personal touch. Doing so may help someone special in your life enter the new year with just a little bit more happiness and hope.