Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 15:36
Have you sent your greeting cards yet?
Sending out Christmas cards during the holiday season seems like a simple enough task we all can do. However, as we all know Christmas cards can make, as well as break relationships in this day and age, if you do not give them enough thought and care. Therefore, we at Kaymu.lk has decided give you some tricks and tips on how to send your holiday greetings this season.
The first known Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on first of May 1843. The card depicted three generations of a family raising a toast to the card's recipient, while on either side scenes of charity, with food and clothing given to the poor was shown. Since 1843, holiday cards have come a long way now available throughout the world in various designs.
What to consider before you send out your greetings card this holiday season.
1. Personalize your cards
A simple gesture as writing the recipient’s name or the inside of the card can go a long way, showing that the receiver has taken care to add that personal touch. If you have, a bit more time why not use some creative calligraphy, to make that card stand out from the generic cards out there.
2. Keep personal and business cards separate
Keep your business and personal cards separate. It is always good idea to send your business contacts their cards to the business address while sending your personal cards to their home address. Keep your cards to your business associates professional, you can send that funky / family pictures filled cards to your friends and family.
3. E cards?
Avoid sending e-cards when you can, they can in most cases get lost in the recipient's spam folder or worst not be delivered at all. You can easily buy Christmas and holiday cards these days from any supermarket or corner shop. However, if you cannot find time to purchase or send a card send an e-card, because something is better than nothing in the end.
4. When you should send your cards?
Holiday post traffic can be annoying as well a huge waste of time, so it is essential to remember to space out or time your cards accordingly. As a rule of thumb, it is better send them during the second or third week of December, if your cards are Christmas greetings. The earlier cards attract more attention as they are not one of a bunch.
5. Include your return address
What is worse than not sending holiday cards, sending and the recipient not knowing who sent it? By adding your return address, the recipient will know who sent it as well as know your current address. It has the added benefit of letting them send a card back if they want to, if they have not already.
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