The festive season is a time of joy, love, and togetherness, and one of our most enduring and heartwarming traditions is exchanging Christmas cards.
Sending personalised Christmas cards to friends and family is a beautiful way to reconnect with old friends and stay in touch with family.
We have take great pride in our Christmas card selection at Copper & Grey. From Charity Card packs to individual cards for relatives, they are hand selected to bring the best choice of thoughtful cards to Aberdeen, Banchory and St Andrews.
In this blog post, we'll provide you with valuable tips on how to write the perfect Christmas cards and get a head start on your Christmas card list.
Let's dive in!
Christmas Card Messages
1. Personalise Your Greetings
When writing your Christmas cards, start by personalising your greetings. Avoid generic messages, and instead, address your recipients by their names. Share a warm and heartfelt message that shows you've put thought into each card.
For example, "Dear [Name], Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and good times!"
Christmas Card Ideas
2. Add a Personal Touch
Get creative with your Christmas cards! Consider adding personal touches like family photos, hand-drawn illustrations, or even a short handwritten note. These elements can make your cards feel more meaningful.
Christmas card writing tips
3. Keep It Concise
While personalising is important, it's also essential to keep your Christmas card messages concise. People are busy during the holiday season, so a short and sweet message is usually appreciated plus it will save you time! A brief, heartfelt wish is what to aim for here.
Tackling your Christmas card list
4. Start Early
Don't wait until the last minute to get started on your Christmas card list. Start early to avoid holiday stress. Create a list of recipients, gather addresses, making sure they are up to date, and begin the writing process in advance.
This proactive approach ensures you have ample time to write thoughtful messages and get your cards posted out, freeing up your time for festive fun as the big day approaches.
Christmas Card Organisation
Use a Spreadsheet or Address Book
To stay organized and efficient, use a spreadsheet or an address book to manage your Christmas card list. Include names, addresses, and a checkbox for cards sent or received. This will help you keep track of who you've reached out to.
Christmas Card Etiquette
6. Buy Cards in Bulk
If you're sending Christmas cards to a large number of recipients, consider buying your cards in bulk. We have a lovely range of Christmas cards in all three of our shops. Have a browse in our Aberdeen, Banchory or St Andrews shops to pick the perfect card.
Christmas card mailing tips
7. Plan Your Posting Strategy
Be strategic with your posting. If possible, send out cards in early December to ensure they arrive on time and save on the cost of stamps.
Find the Royal Mail posting dates for 2023 at the bottom of this blog.
Christmas card timeline
8. Set Milestones
Set specific milestones for your Christmas card list. For example, aim to have 75% of your cards written by the end of November. Breaking the task into smaller goals will make it more manageable.
Writing Christmas cards and tackling your Christmas card list early is a thoughtful way to connect with loved ones during the festive season.
By personalising your greetings, adding a personal touch, and staying organised, you can send heartfelt Christmas wishes and avoid any stress.
Start early, plan your strategy, and spread the holiday cheer with heartfelt messages. Make this someone's Christmas special by sending out your Christmas cards with love and care.