Holiday cards: The dos & don’ts

Home for the Holidays

One sure sign the holidays are here is the arrival of cards in your mailbox.

Like most everything this year, holiday cards may look a little different, and 2020 is lending itself to a little humor.

The craft site Etsy has seen an increase of 23% in searches for holiday cards compared to this time last year. Many shops have selections that reference masks, handwashing, and even a dumpster fire emblazoned with 2020, “We Survived.”  

“I think you can nod to the moment without being crass,” said Melanie Berliet, The Spruce’s editor-in-chief.

Berliet says if you’re sending cards, be mindful of who is on your recipient list.

“I think this not a year to send a card that might be construed as a brag card or even a humble brag card,.”

Berliet says keep these tips in mind as you craft your family card: 

  • Add an expression of gratitude or acknowledgment if it’s been a tough year
  • Include life updates rather than material accomplishments
  • If you use a photo, make sure your backdrop is modest

The Postal Service says to get those cards in the mail between December 10th and 12th for an on time delivery.

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