Just because I am going to be late sending my holiday cards this year, doesn’t mean you should be late sending yours! So, if you are procrastinating about which greeting card to buy, how to sign the cards or anything else about holiday card etiquette and best practices, I have you covered.
Whether you are sending cards to clients, co-workers or the boss, this is an excellent opportunity to show appreciation and thank others. Adding a handwritten personalized message to the card, instead of just signing your name sets you apart from the crowd.
Selecting greeting cards
Typically a non-religious card is the most appropriate option for professional contacts. You may be saying “Merry Christmas” at every opportunity, and decking the halls, but everyone else may not be. Put your religious beliefs aside and play it safe. Doing so sends the message you are thoughtful and mindful of diversity, which is often appreciated. Buy one of the many Seasons Greetings or Happy Holidays card options. I am a big fan of Paper Source, and their card collection is wide and deep.
When you select your holiday cards read the fine print:
Some holiday greeting cards are oversized and require extra postage. Those will be returned to sender (you) if there’s not enough postage.
If your card has festive little pieces that look like they could go in a scrapbook, those will cost extra too!
Be mindful of holiday cards with glitter! Glitter gets everywhere, so I say avoid the sparkly, messy stuff!
Adding a personal sentiment
If you are frozen in fear about what to write and how to thank a client for their business, or what to say to the boss, keep it simple, but make it personal. Adding a personal or professional notation shows class and makes people feel special. Know your style and jot down a couple of different phrases and use them to breeze through the process! Here are a few examples of what to write inside your holiday cards:
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year.
Wishing you an abundance of joy this holiday season and all through the new year.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season! I’m looking forward to working together in the new year!
Sending you and your family warm wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year!
Cheers to you and yours as you celebrate the new year.
May your holidays be merry and bright!
Wishing you a joyful holiday season and Happy New Year.
Happy holidays from my family to yours. I’m looking forward to what lies ahead in the new year.
You can also find other tips on what to write inside holiday greeting cards, so it’s not such a daunting task.
New Year’s Cards
If you waited too long and you know the cards will not make it in time for any December holidays, don’t fret. Send a fabulous New Year’s greeting card instead. They are likely to be noticed because they won’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of December card rush. Here are some sentiments you might try:
Wishing you a joyful and happy New Year. I’m excited about what we can accomplish in 2019.
Happy New Year from my family to yours. I’m looking forward to what lies ahead in 2019
Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a very Happy New Year.
Wishing you an abundance of joy all through the new year.
Whether it’s December or January, you can give special coworkers and clients creative and unique gifts that won’t cost a fortune. Read these two articles for more details:
So, don’t be frozen in fear about what to write! Adding a personal or professional notation shows class and makes people feel special. Know your style in advance, jot down a couple of different phrases and use them to breeze through the process!