- On November 29, 2019
Tis the season for sending greetings to loved ones far and near, and whether you’re writing out cards or dispatching electronic sentiments, this is a great opportunity to up your writing game!
You’ve picked out the perfect graphic for your greeting, maybe included a family photo, now go the extra mile and add some personalized text. And not the low-effort ‘Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’ or ‘Happy Holidays from the (Your Name Here) Family.’ Show everyone receiving your message that you took the time to make it special by offering a written comment that is truly meaningful.
This doesn’t have to be a time-consuming chore; in fact, once you get in the habit of ‘making it personal,’ you’ll likely find that getting those holiday cards done is a breeze. Just a line or two will do, recalling a shared memory (‘remembering our fishing trip to the Gulf always brings a smile! I hope you’re making lots of great memories this holiday season,’) or anticipating an upcoming event (‘the New Year is going to be even more exciting with your new little one on the way!’) or including a tidbit about your life (‘it’s been a busy year with Joe playing softball and Leah taking dance lessons, but we will always have time for good friends like you!’) You don’t need to write a novel or go into great detail, simply embellish your communique with a quip that reflects your own unique style.
These short personal touches will make your season’s greetings stand out and bring an added measure of holiday merriment to everyone who receives them. And now that you know the basics, try doing the same for the birthday, anniversary, sympathy and other cards you send throughout the year. Trust me, people will notice and be quite impressed!