Christmas is edging closer, your tree might be up, there may even be some presents wrapped and if you’re super organized, a turkey in the fridge. Now is the perfect time to sit down with a nice hot cuppa (or a cheeky mulled wine) put pen to paper and start writing your Christmas cards to your nearest and dearest.
Whether you’re sending to family, friends, or work colleagues it can sometimes be tricky to find the right words. Below we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help you write the perfect message:
Take your time and plan out your message
Arm yourself with a couple of scrap pieces of paper and take time to plan out your message and what you want to say. This is a super handy way to limit the number of mistakes that can happen if you brain dump straight onto the card!
Whether it’s a romantic, friendly or a simple “thank you for this year” message, adding personality can really brighten someone’s day. Why not include a personal touch such as a fond memory you’ve shared with them this year, or a quick update about your own life that you would like to share. Receiving cards such as these that are filled with joy and sentiments are the ones I always love to hold on to for years to come.
Here are some of our other favourite Christmassy messages:
Traditional – Wishing you a Christmas that’s merry and bright
Romantic – I’m so lucky to be spending another Christmas with you
Funny – It’s the most wine-derful time of the year / It’s the most wind-erful time of the year
Professional – Warm greetings and best wishes for the coming year
It’s all about the closing line
Depending on the recipient a simple change in how you sign off your card can take it from a message between friends to a corporate more professional message. For family and friends, we like to use “lots of love”, “with love” and “warmest wishes”, for more of a corporate feel we stick with “yours sincerely”, “best” and “kind regards”. However, if ever there was a time to soften your corporate closing line it would be the festive season – show a little love to your colleagues this Christmas and close with “warmest wishes”.
We hope you’ve found these tips useful and are now armed with the tools to write cracking Christmas cards recipients will love to read.
If like me, you’ve yet to buy your Christmas cards don’t worry we have plenty left in stock at Raspberry Blossom, view some of our best sellers below.