Choosing Holiday and Christmas Cards For Family and Friends

‘Tis the season for Christmas cards. Well, not quite, but soon enough the time will be here to pick and send Christmas cards for your friends and family. Rather than looking on this as a chore, you should relish the opportunity to connect with far away friends and family and wish them well in the New Year. religious christmas card messages The only question now is ‘what card do I send?’ A few words of advice should have you fa-la-la-la-ing in no time.


While the holidays and Christmas are a very religious time, there can be a big question about which religion. If you’re not sure what or how your friends are celebrating, stick to a non-religious greeting. This is a safe and festive way to send your wishes. Your family, on the other hand, should be no mystery. You already know how important religion is to your family, so pick a card that is thoughtful and appropriate. There is no rule when selecting a Christmas or holiday card to your family, but you should know what is best.


A good laugh can brighten everyone’s holiday. While this may not be appropriate for everyone on your list, you can certainly select a funny holiday card for your friends who enjoy a good laugh. It is best to steer clear of any joke that is a little too racy. Luckily, they just don’t make too many offensive Christmas cards so you’re safe there. As a litmus test for your holiday or Christmas joke card, think if your boss or your mom would laugh at it or be offended. If you think they would both laugh, then you’re all set. Most of all, know your audience. It’s okay to pick different cards for different people. Better you send a nice holiday greeting than you send a distasteful card.


Many families go to great lengths to include a photograph of their children dressed up for the holiday or even the whole family – including the dog. A photo card is a great way to send your wishes. Your family will love to see your shining faces around the holidays, especially if you’re living far away from each other. A photo Christmas card might not be the best choice for your old college friend or a casual acquaintance. It certainly wouldn’t be offensive, just make sure you’re in the picture so there is someone they recognize in the picture.