What to write inside your Retro Christmas Cards

What to write inside your Retro Christmas Cards?  First of all, let’s get started by playing some cheerful classic Christmas tunes, get yourself a hot cuppa, and light the Christmas tree. Gather your stamps, pens of many colors including a red one, and your address book or Christmas Card List.

When I design Retro Christmas Cards for you I always remember the advice I once received  from a greeting card professional that helped get us started so many years ago. She once said, “Leave a thought for the sender to write. If you print the greeting including “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”, then folks sometimes don’t know what to write in their own hand.” This “absence of greeting” is intentional and is left for you to help get you started. However, don’t stop there!

I always begin by thinking about the person I am writing to and what we share. What do you have in common that brought you together as friends? If you are family, what memories do you share from Christmas’ past? A childhood Christmas morning that was memorable for you? Can you tell a story from a shared experience that  the other person can relate to? Be sure to make the person know that you are thinking of them especially.

Sure, its great to share moments from your year, what you accomplished, your kids latest antics and all that. What I find most touching when I receive a card is the note that goes beyond the scripted “Happy Holidays from the Jones Family”. A personal note that says “I’m glad I have you in my life, no matter how far away, or how long it has been since I have seen you”. This little card sends my heartfelt wish for you to have the happiest holiday ever.

That said, I have collected a few greetings to get you started. I like them short and sweet…
• Sending You Wishes for A Merry Christmas + A Bright New Year!
• Wishing you the Merriest Christmas ever!
• Sending you a wish for the Happiest Holiday Ever!
• Have a rockin’ Christmas and a swingin’ New Year!

• Thinking of you during the holidays + sending you wishes for a bright new year.
• Sending you  heartfelt wishes for a wonderful Christmas
• Peace,  joy, love + laughter to you and yours
• Wishing you a  happy holiday season + a new year filled with  joy + peace.
• It makes me so happy thinking of you this time of year and remembering all the fun we have shared.
• Sending you wishes for a relaxing and happy holiday season.
• Looking forward to celebrating the holiday with you.
• It is the most wonderful time of the year. Sending you happy wishes.
• Thinking of each of you and wishing your family comfort, joy and good cheer this Christmas.
• Hope you have a Christmas to remember-forever and ever.
• May the magic and thrill of the holiday season be with you all year long!
• Wishing you a Christmas season that will fill your home with joy,  love, + laughter.

For Business Associates:
• Taking a moment to say thank you for your business
And wish you the happiest of holidays!
• Sending  warm wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous new year.

Send a smile by writing a funny quote inside the cover of the card. Here are a few just for grins:
• “Christmas is a time when everyone wants his past forgotten and his present remembered.” -Phyllis Diller
•“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas lights.” -Maya Angelou
• “A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor
• “Christmas, here again. Let us raise a loving cup; Peace on earth, goodwill to men, and make them do the washing up.” – Wendy Cope
‘One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.’ – Andy Rooney

In closing I will add that it does make a difference to write a card, and then place it in it’s envelope and then send it to your loved ones mailbox… rather than just texting or emailing or forwarding a meme that you picked up along the way. Think of the people in your life and what they mean to you.  Take time.  There is nothing more meaningful than taking the time to show you care, especially at this time of year.

Cheers, Diane

See more of our Retro Christmas Cards here.

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Sending Cheer is important this time of year!

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Sending Cheer is important this time of year!

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