How to 10 Reasons Why You Should Send Holiday Cards

by Snapguide Team

This guide is in partnership with Studio Ink.


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Nothing tops the feeling of receiving real-life mail, and this is *especially* true during the holidays. Need more persuasion? Here are 10 reasons you should send your holiday cards via snail-mail.

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1. Holiday Card > Holiday Text. Yep. Even if it is delivered with a cute emoji, a holiday text isn’t the same. So pick up a holiday card, handwrite that *same* note inside + send it via snail mail.

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2. Holiday cards can act as a present. A sweet illustrated card with an even sweeter personal message will probably bring the same joyful feeling to your friends and family.

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3. Making cards is an excuse to practice your hand lettering. The holidays bring about many opportunities to get creative so break out those calligraphy and brush pens and get writing!

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4. The receiver can proudly display and enjoy the card all season long. These cards will definitely add to someone’s holiday decor! Who doesn’t want that?

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5. It’s a timeless medium. Folks have been sending analog mail for centuries. Just because there are new ways to communicate with our fave people doesn’t mean we should ditch time-honored traditions.

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6. Snail mail is romantic: Summoning the courage to tell someone how you feel? Sending the message via IRL mail is sure to get their attention and show them how much you care.

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7. Reading the card will be a special moment for them: Chestnuts are a-roasting, snow is falling outside, and your friends are curling up with a personal holiday message written by Y-O-U.

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8. Your friends can repurpose the cards into ornaments, garlands and present toppers! Peek at this guide to find out how:

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9. The more you send mail, the more you’re likely to receive mail. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. If you’re known to send letters + cards, chances are your people will return the favor.

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10. It will make your favorite people smile. It’s as simple as that.