I know there are ready meals but I still prefer to cook using fresh ingredients and go to the restaurant for special occasions. The affordable wine we drink in weekdays gives me no pleasure in comparison to the good ones we have saved for the weekend (and surely more expensive). So, despite the fact that we all have smartphones nowadays, the accessibility of information diminishes the special moment of greetings. We receive texts, Facebook messages, tweets, instagrams, pins…no end. This might be the reason you could start sending real, paper Christmas cards. The recipient will love it, guaranteed!
To honour that, Festive Friday is in its 2nd year. It is an annual initiative organised by the Greeting Card Association. It is a very simple idea. Dedicate an hour (or two) to writing and sending personal Christmas cards and get the Christmas sending season started.
It was reported that last year’s event was a huge success with thousands of Christmas cards being sent and going through the letterboxes in the first week of December encouraging the whole country to get in the festive card-sending mood.
It has been proven that receiving greeting cards is good for your health and wellbeing. It also adds enormous value to your family history and is a wonderful keepsake for generations to come.
If you are a retailer Festive Friday has downloadable versions of the poster and flyers, which you can add to your website or Facebook page to spread awareness and encourage your customers to send Christmas cards along.
This year I have enjoyed designing SABIVO Design’s first Christmas collection, Twinkle. Some of the top-sellers are naturally for:
Mum Handmade Greeting Card Snowflakes, Reindeer & Love Heart
Dad Handmade Greeting Card Stars, Reindeer & Snowflakes
Daughter Handmade Greeting Card Foxes & Presents
Sister Handmade Greeting Card Owls &Present
You can view the whole Twinkle range here and selected designs are available to purchase from our website. I hope this post has inspired you to send Christmas cards this season….even if it is just one, it is still a start. A good one!