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5 Tips for Holiday Card Design

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and that means it’s time to design the perfect holiday card! Whether you’re sending a thoughtful card to family, friends, neighbors, or employees at your company, there are plenty of ways to customize your design. A holiday card can brighten someone’s day, and taking the time to send one shows you care. However, you may be wondering where to begin. Perhaps it’s your first time sending a holiday card, or you own a new business and you’re not sure which approach is best. Maybe you’re looking for a way to spice things up and make your holiday card design stand out. No matter what perspective you have, these tips should help you get started.

At Curry Printing, you can personalize your holiday card in a multitude of unique and festive ways. Contact us today at 410-685-2679 or to get started!

1.     Get a Head Start

It’s always best to start designing your holiday card as early as you can. Cards have to be printed and shipped, and you never know when delays at the post office might occur. During the holiday season, the USPS recommends you send cards and holiday packages by December 15th for standard retail ground service if you need your items to arrive by December 25th. The printing company you choose may be able to send cards faster, but they will also most likely have a deadline. You want to allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy the creative process, so it’s best to start planning.

2.     Keep it Fun

Remember not to stress; at the end of the day, holiday cards are meant to be a fun, festive way to express yourself, give to others and show off your holiday spirit. As you design your holiday card, think of entertaining phrases and holiday-themed jokes you’d like to include (our favorite is: “Where do snowmen go to dance?” “Snowballs!”). If you’re having a hard time coming up with something on your own, your printing company should have plenty of options to choose from as well.

3.     Stay True to You

If you’re sending out a family holiday card, stay authentic to your personality. Including an “ugly sweater” themed family photo or a short, personal letter might be a good option. Consider including a surprising tradition you and your family share. If you’re representing a business, on the other hand, you’ll want to stay on brand. Think about your audience: are you sending your holiday card to customers? In that case, you may want to include a seasonal coupon or a word of thanks for their support. Don’t forget to use your logo and make the card stand out so it grabs their attention! If you’re sending the card to your employees, you can be a bit more laid back in your approach. With that being said, you can make it light and highlight your sense of humor while staying true to the tone of your organization.

4.     Include a Small Gift to Your Employees

Everyone loves receiving a little something special during the holidays. It doesn’t have to be anything grand: after all, a holiday card is meant to be a small gesture of kindness. If you represent a very small business, consider $5-10 gift cards tailored to the hobbies of each of your employees. This is a great opportunity to get to know them on a more personal level. You could also send along a promotional item with your company logo printed on it, like a new water bottle. No matter who you’re sending your holiday card to, you could also include items like candy, bookmarks, recipes, coupons, photos, or event tickets.

5.     Be Inclusive

Remember, “the holidays” can mean something different to everyone. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Fiesta of Our Lady Guadalupe are just a few of the other holidays celebrated by various cultures across the U.S. in December. This is especially important to keep in mind in a business setting, where you might not be aware of what each of your employees celebrates. A simple “Happy Holidays” is a great way to share your festive spirit without assuming everyone celebrates this time of the year in the same way.

How Can I Find the Best Holiday Card Designs?

Curry Printing is here to help businesses like yours grow, and we are proud to offer a full range of customizable products that would make great gifts for your employees or clients. We work with businesses in every industry to find compelling solutions to their printing and mailing needs, and we look forward to earning your business. To learn more, call us today at 410-685-2679.


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