Are you like me, and you have waited until the very last second to send out Christmas cards? Or maybe it is so overwhelming that you have decided to skip it this year.
The most stressful part, for me, is what to say inside. Just a signature is lame. A LONG Christmas letter seems overkill at this point. Those picture cards with smiling photos of the family are fine, but I like to make them a bit more personal.
I have come up with SEVERAL ideas for a quick and painless Christmas card experience. I’m passing the torch on to you to run with the ideas and get those Christmas cards sent out this week!
What To Write In Christmas Cards To Make Them EASY Yet Personal
One Short Paragraph – I kept it SUPER easy this year. I didn’t have the time or the patience to handwrite 125 Christmas cards. So, I took to my computer for help!
I formatted the page to print in columns (Thank You, Google Docs), and I typed up 3 paragraphs per column.
I then got out my scissors and rough-cut each paragraph out. That’s 6 paragraphs per page, done!!
When I was finished, I put one of the paragraph squares of paper in with each card. Simple.
Here’s what the paragraph said: “Merry Christmas! Some of you are members of our biological family. Some of you are family by choice. A few of you we’ve known since birth. Some of you we met through school, church, work, or even on Facebook. But, one thing is for sure — we are thankful for all of you! We hope you have a blessed holiday season, and that 2022 is your best year yet!”
We signed the card, included the paragraph, addressed it, stamped it, and sent it on! So Easy!!
Print Addresses And Return Labels: Who has time to hand address every single card? Not me!
Go to Walmart and get some plain ol’ address labels for your printer.
The genius of this — you can have your SO (or kids, if you trust them) pull up a template for the labels and print the address on each one.
Do the return labels with the same address labels. BUT, return addresses are smaller. Print your name and address 2 times on every label, and then cut them in half.
You will save SO MUCH TIME!!
You can even take to the internet, and find a cute little (free) stock Christmas picture to go on each label if you want.
Sign The Card With Something Funny Or Meaningful: If you want to take a little more time, you can include a short sentence with your signature on the card.
Some ideas are: “Eat. Drink. Be Merry. Have a wonderful Christmas!” “You’re a gift in my life. And not the kind I’d return for store credit. Merry Christmas!” “Our family wishes you love, joy and peace … today, tomorrow and always.” “Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas.”
Hand Sign Each Card: No matter what you choose to include or say, make sure you are hand signing each card. This brings in a totally personal touch.
Even if you choose to send out picture cards, I would still sign the back. It takes no time, and makes it look like you thought about each card being sent.
It’s not too late to send out some cheer to your friends and family during this holiday season.