Etiquette

10 People to Send Christmas Cards to This Season

Last Updated: Mar 21, 2022

It’s time to send Christmas cards and we are here to help you put your address list together. Before starting your list, consider the everyday people in your life, those who you want to keep in touch with and anyone else who may enjoy a card from you. Whether you’re sending cards to distant relatives or thinking of a charity, here are 10 people to send your Christmas cards to this season. Sending a personalized Christmas card will let your friends and family members know that you are thinking of them this holiday season and will let them get a glimpse of how you and your family are doing during the holiday season. Christmas cards are a simple way of reaching out to people you couldn’t be in touch with and expressing to them how much they mean to you during the holiday season.

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1. Family

Start with your family when it comes to sending Christmas cards. You can show them how much you care by sharing your favorite Christmas wishes and a new photo of your family. There’s nothing better than opening up snail mail and seeing a photo of your relatives in the holiday spirit. From immediate family to extended family and distant relatives, Christmas cards are always a nice surprise to receive, and fun to display on your refrigerator or fireplace mantel. Find a creative design for your card from our unique catalog, or choose to upload one of your very own to our wonderful blank Christmas cards.

2. Friends

Stay in touch with your friends by sending them a Merry Christmas card with a heartfelt handwritten message. Whether they’ve been your friend since you played together in the sandbox, classmates since preschool, or you’ve become good friends over the last year, you can never go wrong with sending a card to a friend who has been there for you through thick and thin. Consider writing a funny Christmas message to make them laugh, a joyful message to get them in the holiday spirit, or sharing a favorite memory to add a bit of nostalgia. No matter how you choose to customize your card, you can guarantee they will love it. Don’t forget to send your card with one of our custom envelopes, available in multiple colors to keep the festive vibes going.

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3. Co-Workers

You see your co-workers every day throughout the week and chances are, you’ve become friends outside of work. Between collaborating tirelessly on company projects to fun water cooler chats during the day, together you’ve built a strong connection and trust between one another. Spread the holiday cheer by sending your co-workers a Christmas card to brighten their day and show them how much they mean to you. While they may be on deadline to finish a project, they’ll appreciate a quick 5-minute break from work to open and read your Christmas card.

4. Boss

Make a good impression by letting your boss know you haven’t forgot about them throughout the hustle and bustle of the busy work year. If they’re known to send out Christmas cards every year, you’ll especially want to include them in your Christmas card plans as well to reciprocate their efforts. Just make sure that your card is appropriate and reflects your relationship with your boss. No matter the relationship though, it’s important to be appreciate and thank your boss for being a great mentor, leader, or for lending an ear whenever you need to discuss something be it personal or professional matters.

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5. Other Business Contacts or Clients

Market your business and keep your company top of mind by sending Christmas cards to other businesses or your clients. This is a fun and creative way to remind them of your services all while wishing them and their families a happy holiday to make more of a personal connection. You can thank them for their business over the last year in your message to show your appreciation, and express your excitement to continue working together in the new year ahead.

6. Neighbors

Sending a Christmas card to your neighbor is probably the easiest item on your to-do list. You can strengthen the relationships in your own community by sending your Christmas wishes and showing thoughtfulness. Or, if one of your neighbors has just recently moved into the neighborhood, consider sending them a Christmas card as an added warm welcome to the area. Plus, you don’t have to send their card off at all. Skip the post office, walk right over to their door and drop off the card. You may even strike up a wonderful conversation with them while you’re at it.

7. Community Members

Don’t just look to your left and right, your community is all around. Don’t forget people who make your neighborhood run smoothly like your mail person, local fire and police department, and even your garbage collectors. These special individuals work hard every single day to make rescues, extinguish fires, make sure you feel safe where you live, and keep your neighborhoods clean. Where would we be without these people? Be sure to show your appreciation with a heartfelt Christmas card to acknowledge their efforts this holiday season.

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8. Family Doctor or Dentist

If you have a family doctor or dentist that’s been around for a while, consider sending them a family Christmas card during the holiday season to show your appreciation for them taking care of you. They’ve helped your family stay healthy all year long, and in return, you can thank them with a fun Christmas card to uplift their spirits. You can even look for a funny Christmas card specific to their profession to add a bit of humor. If they love your card that much, they may even consider hanging your Christmas cards around their office to show off to other patients.

9. Soldiers

Use the holiday season as an opportunity to remind our soldiers how much they’re appreciated for all that they do and for putting their lives on the line for us every single day. Many of those who serve in the armed forces are away from their families during the holidays; you can send them a heartwarming message and thank them for their sacrifices to keep them encouraged, and remind them that they are loved. Consider researching different organizations that will help facilitate your card send-off.

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10. Charity

There are plenty of charities that are looking for heartfelt Christmas cards during the holiday season. Whether you want to write Christmas cards for children with medical needs or send cards to a shelter, you can make someone’s Christmas special with your kind words. Consider pairing your cards with a donation of winter clothes, toys or blankets to make an even larger impact. Whether you choose to donate something of yours or send out a Christmas card, you’re making a huge difference in someone’s life.

No matter the purpose, sending a Christmas card is a classic way to put a smile on someone’s face and warm their heart this holiday season.

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