If you are looking to adopt a number of brand-new traditions this upcoming holiday season or have found yourself inspired by the ways in which your friends or family members send their good wishes at this time of the year, you may have considered switching up your holiday cards this year. It can allow you to try something new, get creative, and form exciting and long-lasting traditions that will be enjoyed by everyone and bequeathed to future generations in the coming years. If you are interested in switching up your holiday cards this year, continue reading to find out everything you need to know as the most wonderful time of the year approaches.
- Try reusing old holiday cards
If you are a minimum waste household or are just trying to prevent unused materials from going to waste, it may benefit you to try reusing old holiday cards. It may sound like a complex and time-consuming process, but it can allow you to breathe life into cards that would otherwise be subjected to the trash. If you consider yourself a creative person, this can be a great opportunity to unleash your inner artist and sharpen your existing skills. If you consider yourself a non-creative person, on the other hand, this can be a great opportunity to discover an underlying passion for the arts and learn new skills. It can be as simple as cutting, sticking, and reusing prominent designs or motifs or as complex as attempting to recreate intricate patterns or outlines.
- Consider sending digital holiday cards
If your entire life tends to take place online, holiday cards may be the only time you send physical cards throughout the year. It may, therefore, benefit you to upgrade your yearly tradition and consider sending digital holiday cards. It may sound like a waste of time or as if you are backpedalling on an age-old tradition, but digital holiday cards have undergone a surge in popularity in recent years due to the fact that we are living in a digital age and no longer rely on paper methods of sending and receiving correspondence. If you struggle to juggle the seemingly endless list of demands associated with this time of year or are just looking to switch up your holiday cards this year, digital holiday cards can be designed, produced, and sent in a matter of minutes and, in doing so, save you a considerable amount of time and money.
- Organise a family holiday card
If you have a large family or are looking to add a personal touch to your holiday cards this year, it may be worth taking the time to organise a family holiday card. It is, in the simplest of terms, a holiday card that has been personalised with an image, illustration, or quote from your family and sent to your nearest and dearest. It can be a great way to update your loved ones on any recent developments and provide them with a keepsake that they are likely to treasure for years to come. If you have young children or have recently just expanded your family, for example, organising a family holiday card on an annual basis can also double as a much-loved memory to look back on as they gradually age throughout the years or as you continue to grow and expand as a family. This can be done in a number of ways depending on your individual budget, potential time constraints, and number of family members likely to be present with a simple smartphone image or professional photographer both popular options.
- Publish a social media post
It may not necessarily constitute a holiday card but publishing a social media post can allow you to inform your nearest and dearest of any recent developments in your family and wish them well as the upcoming holiday season approaches. In recent years, this has emerged as a popular alternative to sending holiday cards and an option that is likely to stand the test of time as we continue to progress further into today’s ever-expanding digital landscape. This can be as simple as posting a generic message to your profile for your friends and family members to view at their own pace or as complex as composing individual messages to friends and family members, as you would if you opted to send physical holiday cards. It may be viewed by many, and particularly the generations that grew up sending physical holiday cards, as informal and impersonal, but it can get the message across in a matter of minutes, save you a considerable amount of time and money, and reduce paper wastage in the process.
- Send gift baskets with your holiday cards
If you have sent and received holiday cards in the past, you will be aware of how little thought can go into choosing a holiday card and, as a result, how repetitive the entire process can be for both parties in the long run. In order to stand out from the crowd, however, it may be worth taking the time to send gift baskets with your holiday cards. This can allow you to add a personal touch to your holiday cards and reassure your friends and family members that you are thinking about them during the most wonderful time of the year. If your list of holiday card recipients tends to expand with each passing year, however, a small chocolate or handwritten note will suffice.
If you are looking to switch up your holiday cards this year, it may be worth taking the time to try reusing old holiday cards, consider sending digital holiday cards, organise a family holiday card, publish a social media post, and send gift baskets with your holiday cards. This can allow you to take an individualised approach to the upcoming holiday season and stand out from the crowd in a sea of holiday cards that are not only extremely similar but generally uninspiring.