Thinking of sending Christmas cards this year, but don't know where to start? Whether it's where to find them, what to write in them, when to send them, who to send them to, or what sort of picture to include in your Christmas cards, let's talk all about sending some holiday cheer in the mail this year! And I've included tons of example cards from Minted!
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Looking for Christmas card ideas for couples?
When I was younger, right after college, and through most of my 20's into law school, I never sent out Christmas cards. I wasn't sure who I'd send them to, and, perhaps most frustratingly, I had no idea what I'd put on them, since we had neither kids nor pets, the only two things I figured people were interested in seeing!
As I hit my mid-20’s, I started receiving quite a few holiday cards from coworkers, family, friends from college and law school, etc., and felt badly not reciprocating. I got *so excited* each time a Christmas card came in the mail or arrived on my desk at work, yet I didn't reciprocate. And, I did start to suspect that if I didn't hold up my end of the Christmas card sending bargain soon, they might stop coming.
I finally made the leap and started sending out Christmas cards from just my husband and myself. I've enjoyed it so much every year! Now I look forward to when I can *start* researching and buying my yearly Christmas cards - and it's finally time to get started for this year! Let's discuss some easy tips and tricks for making your own cards this year!
Where can I find cute Christmas cards?
For me, Minted works perfectly. They have unique products with clean, modern designs that can be individually personalized, generally with very little effort from me. Additionally, it's quick and easy to narrow selections based on the holiday message (Happy Holidays, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, etc.) and whether you even want a card with the option to include a personalized message.
Christmas Card Ideas for Couples
What picture should I use?
The most significant obstacle preventing me from sending Christmas cards was my inability to select the "right" picture of us to include.
Until I finally made the most important leap: Pictures of yourself as a couple (certainly can be, but) do not have to be the entire focus of a Christmas card. Friends and family want to know what's been going on with you this past year, and to be included on your Christmas card list. Christmas tidings don't have to be conveyed by a traditional "Christmas card picture."
If this isn't a year where you can or want to feature a good photo of yourselves, go with a postcard format. You can use a Minted design on the front, and include your own, small picture on the back (or not). The little picture on the back is *perfect* for dogs and cats, if you're fortunate enough to have one to include!
Christmas cards for newlyweds
Our first Christmas card, which I loved, featured a change of address postcard format on the front, since we had just moved, and no picture of us.
What should I write in a
Minted will address the cards/envelopes for you, if you enter the addresses into the website. Additionally, one of the best features of the site is that you can type in the addresses and save them for next year. This address feature is definitely what keeps me going year after year.
If you send them early enough, you'll get some in return if you hadn't been sending them before. However, if by the time you get to this article, you've missed that window, Minted can get them to you shockingly quickly. If you end-up even missing that window, there are always the shiny New Years cards!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Holidays! xx
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