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Some people just don’t appreciate the fine art of Christmas cards. You may be wondering why people send out Christmas cards and why it’s even still a thing. One thing is for sure, you will see me sending out Christmas cards every year and here’s why.
#1. I’m a little old school.
Even though it seems everyone is on Facebook now and we see pictures all the time, I think there is something special about getting a Christmas card in the mail. Opening up the envelope, reaching inside, and pulling out a card from a family that cares for you is so fun.
I said I'm a little old school, not completely old school! Thanks to Minted, I don't have to sit down and address all of my envelopes by hand. They offer a special gift of free custom envelopes and free recipient addressing. I'm able to keep my address book saved on their site and can use them year after year (and throughout the year for various occasions).
#2. It’s fun to catch up with everyone.
If I wrote a letter to everyone we have met over the years, it would take awhile. Which is why I love sending out Christmas cards. I can update everyone at once and it makes life easier on this busy mama. Obviously, I love receiving Christmas cards from my friends and family because it keeps me in the loop on everyone else.
I have a little tree that I pop all the cards on as we receive them. It's a fun decoration to have around through the holidays.
#3. Sending out mail is fun.
I will always remember sitting down with my kids while they help me fill envelopes. It’s a memory I’m making with them and that’s what is so important to me. Sending Christmas cards with mom and dad. Sending out mail is fun, but it’s also a great memory to make with my kids.
What kid doesn't love sticking a stamp on an envelope? Try not to stress if it's not straight!
#4. The family photos are special.
I love putting the family photos together in our cards! Family pictures are something that we'll have forever. Each year, I hang all of our Christmas cards (which of course feature photos) on a wall. I love looking back at how everyone has changed each year.
The thing is, these don't all have to be professional photos. If you took a ton of selfies with the kids this year and that's all you have – include those on the cards! They're fun and the real you! Our photos on our cards this year are a mix of professional shots and ones I snapped with my phone.
#5. It’s a tradition of ours.
Our first Christmas as a family of three, I went crazy about our Christmas cards! Like, good crazy. I was so excited to send out cards with our little family on them! It was something that my family did and I knew it was something I wanted to continue doing as I built my own family. It’s a small tradition that I do with my family, but it’s a great one. Each year, we look forward to it and I have yet to miss a year.
Minted has Christmas cards and holiday cards in all formats! This year, I decided on these adorable little booklettes! I was able to share so much about our year in our card. It reminds me of an old yearly newsletter that people used to send but with a modern twist! I've already received so many compliments on our cards!
No matter the card style you choose, Minted makes it easy to add a photo (or photos), text, and really personalize it. Your family's holiday card should represent your family!
Sending a Christmas card is fun for the whole family and it’s something we look forward to every year. Mostly, it’s a tradition and a great way to capture my family in photos, plus I can catch everyone up on what our family has been busy doing the past year. Why do you send out Christmas cards?