It’s time to send Christmas cards and we are here to help you put your address list together. Before starting your list, consider the everyday people in your life, those who you want to keep in touch with and anyone else who may enjoy a card from you. Whether you’re sending cards to distant relatives or thinking of a charity, here are 10 people to send your Christmas cards to this season.
Start with your family when it comes to sending Christmas cards. You can show them how much you care by sharing your favorite Christmas wishes and a new photo of your family. There’s nothing better than opening up snail mail and seeing a photo of your relatives in the holiday spirit. From immediate family to extended family and distant relatives, Christmas cards are always a nice surprise.
Stay in touch with your friends by sending them a Christmas card with a handwritten message. Whether they’ve been your friend since you played together in the sandbox or you’ve become good friends over the last year, you can never go wrong with sending a card to a friend. Consider writing a funny Christmas message or sharing a favorite memory to add a bit of nostalgia.
You see your co-workers throughout the week and chances are, you’ve become friends. Spread the holiday cheer by sending your co-workers a Christmas card to brighten their day. While they may be on deadline to finish a project, they’ll appreciate a quick 5-minute break from work to open and read your Christmas card.
Make a good impression by letting your boss know you haven’t forgot about them. If they’re known to send out Christmas cards, you’ll especially want to include them in your Christmas card plans. Just make sure that your card is appropriate and reflects your relationship with your boss.
5. Other Business Contacts or Clients
Market your business and keep your company top of mind by sending Christmas cards to other businesses or your clients. This is a creative and fun way to remind them of your services while wishing them happy holidays. You can thank them for their business over the last year in your message.
Sending a Christmas card to your neighbor is probably the easiest item on your to-do list. You can strengthen the relationships in your own community by sending your Christmas wishes and showing thoughtfulness. Plus, you don’t have to send their card off at all. Skip the post office and walk right over to their mailbox.
7. Community Members
Don’t just look to your left and right, your community is all around. Don’t forget people who make your neighborhood run like your mail person, local fire and police department and even your garbage collectors. Where would we be without these people?
8. Family Doctor or Dentist
If you have a family doctor or dentist that’s been around for a while, consider sending them a Christmas card during the holiday season. They’ve helped your family stay healthy all year long, and in return, you can thank them with a fun Christmas card. You can even look for a funny Christmas card specific to their profession to add a bit of humor.
Use the holiday season as an opportunity to remind our soldiers how much they’re appreciated for all that they do. Many of those who serve in the armed forces are away from their families during the holidays; you can send them a nice message and thank them for their sacrifices to keep them encouraged. Consider researching different organizations that will help facilitate your card send-off.
There are plenty of charities that are looking for heartfelt Christmas cards during the holiday season. Whether you want to write Christmas cards for children with medical needs or send cards to a shelter, you can make someone’s Christmas special with your kind words. Consider pairing your cards with a donation of winter clothes, toys or blankets to make an even larger impact.
No matter the purpose, sending a Christmas card is a classic way to put a smile on someone’s face.