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The Christmas Card- To Send or Not To Send?

Aug 17, 2007
Strictly speaking, a Christmas card is a greeting card specifically oriented for the Christmas celebrations of December 25th. This way of communicating is a message to all the people here and gone that we will remember them every year when the weather gets a bit colder.

More often than you might like to admit, it is the only news your friends and family get from you over the year. A yuletide card is the way to bring our love and wishes of happiness and health to all people we know.

The seasonal card is a charming addition to traditional seasonal pop music. In theory sending a holiday card is a gesture of regard so straightforward that it borders on the banal. Most of them are printed on a premium paper and comes with matching envelopes.

The Christmas card is not a Danish invention, but came to this country from England where the first one of its kind was sent in 1842. The first yuletide card is thought to have been designed by British artist John Horsley in 1840, a Royal Academician. It is a Victorian creation, which began as a kind of stationery.

The founder of the American Christmas card is said to be Louis Prang of Boston who printed a wide variety of album cards and visiting cards. The corporate version is a later invention, that wonderfully heart felt standard issue message from one company to another company. In fact the corporate version is a relatively modern invention.

Another recent invention is the photo Christmas card which is not likely to make it to the rubbish bin but more likely to be kept and either framed or placed into a photo album. A personalized version is a wonderful way to connect with friends and family during the holiday season.

A handmade Christmas card is a great present to give. Even Prime Ministers send them, Mr. Tony Blair's Christmas card is illustrated by a picture of him and his young family on the steps of No 10 Downing Street.

When you want to surprise someone with a unique gift for Christmas, a personalized seasonal card is the best option for guaranteed originality. If the photo Christmas card is of high quality, it will surely be displayed on friends' and family's mantels long after Christmas is over. A hand-made Christmas card is always a treasure to keep. Receiving a handmade Christmas card is somehow more special.

The most apparent of what you are looking for in a Christmas card is the look. Think it is the least important part of the Christmas present? Sending one is more than just a nice touch; they let you build a relationship with your clients and prospects.

Creating a company Christmas card is an opportunity to send festive greetings to clients and customers. You may think a humorous Christmas card is hilarious, but this is not the time to test to see if your clients have a good sense of humor. Make certain that the type face used on your business yuletide card is large and clear enough for all your clients to read easily.

A Charity Christmas Card is a simple and effective way of giving to someone less fortunate than yourself. Of course, in the age of email, sending an e-card is an opportunity to send a message of hope and goodwill using a pretty secure channel.

The most important consideration for choosing a Christmas card is the picture, it can uplift spirits and bring joy. A lighthouse greeting is one of the most sought after cards during the festive season.

It has to be said that the life of a conventional card is extremely short, particularly those sent business-to-business, you can increase the length of its life by making it stand out.

In order for a photo Christmas card to be aesthetically pleasing, great care should be given to the photo that will be used. So when Christmas is here, celebrate with family and friends the gift of a photo Christmas card. There are many companies on the internet that are offering unique, original, personalized designs.

In spite of all the difficulties, there are few things more valuable or worthwhile than enclosing a family photo within a Christmas card. With your family's photo and the wording of your choice you will have the perfect season greetings to spread the Christmas joy this season. Surprise loved ones with updated family photos on your personalized photo Christmas Card.

We truly believe that seasons greeting just aren't the same without a personalized Christmas card on your mantle, above the stockings, and we're here to help. Nothing personalizes this holiday season more than a photo greeting.

Remember that a well thought out greeting can help build and cement relationships. Surprise your child this holiday season with a personalized greeting from Santa Claus and the North Pole.

Should you include a business card with your yuletide card? Should you send them to clients and customers? These cards are powerful ways to promote your Business. This allows you to feature your company logo, business related photographs or personal photographs as part of the finished design. Get just the right one for your profession or occupation and you will stand out.

Will you be sending a business Christmas card to your clients this holiday season? Just let me say, forgetting to send a card to an important client is considered the ultimate snub in certain business circles.

Business Christmas, Holiday and Thanksgiving cards can be personalized with your company name or logo. Most business professionals believe that it is not tactful to include your business card in with your card, but I will leave that extra step up to your judgment.

Clearly the Christmas card is a must at this festive time of year if you want to show your how important friends, family and business associates are to you. The question is not, should you send a Christmas card but, what form should that card take.
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Philip McDonald maintains http://christmas-alert.blogspot.com/
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