How to Make Christmas Cards Special

Maybe you’re all about purchasing boxed card sets so you have enough Christmas cards for your family, your friends and coworkers. Or maybe you’re really good at finding that perfect holiday card to accompany the gifts you exchange with your bestie every year.

Whatever the case, there’s a reason why we continue to honor the tradition of sending Christmas cards; they represent the joy of the holiday season, and they’re personal, thoughtful ways to keep in touch, share season’s greetings, tell someone how you feel, or all the above.

So whether you send one or one hundred, we have some fun ways to make your Christmas cards pop – because who doesn’t love receiving a card that exceeds all your Christmas card expectations?! If you pride yourself on being a little “extra,” then these ideas are just for you.

From Envelopes to "Extra"-lopes

The envelope sets the tone for what’s inside, so this is your chance to go all out. If you’re pairing your card with a gift, find gift wrap that coordinates with the card and envelope. If the envelope is white, use pens and markers in matching colors to decorate it. Small details like these won’t go unnoticed!

Get Creative

Unless you’re sending your cards via snail mail, the envelope is basically a blank slate for writing whatever you’d like. And since we’re all about being extra, we like going beyond adding the recipient’s name only. One way to do this is to make your envelope look like a traditional gift tag, complete with “To” and “From.” Or have some fun with it by writing something other than their name like “Season’s Greetings” or “To my favorite person.”

Get Crafty

You may not be the craftiest person around, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your envelopes an artistic edge. Use metallic gel pens to add decorative elements like snowflakes or stars. Or play around with brush markers or calligraphy pens to give your envelope some hand-lettering love.

Sprinkle in a Surprise

If you’ve heard of getting glitter bombed, then you probably know where we’re going with this one. Using a hole punch and tissue paper, make confetti to place inside the card and envelope. It’s just as fun as using glitter and far less messy.

Make It Heartfelt and Personal

Many people send out more than one holiday card, so no one really expects to receive a card with a lengthy message. But again, we’re all about being extra, so use this as your opportunity to go above any beyond with your Christmas card-writing. Let them know how much you care about them, write about a fond memory, and tell them how grateful you are that they’re in your life. Everyone appreciates a heartfelt, personal message, and the fact that you took the time to fill the card with meaningful words makes it that much more special.

Beyond the holidays, these ideas are perfect for other gift-giving occasions, so we hope we’ve inspired you to embrace your extra-ness and step up your greeting card game all year long! Happy gifting!

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