How cool is it to get mail that’s not a bill or advertisement or form letter? How often does that happen?
I love all the mail we get at Christmas. Seeing the pictures and watching my far-away friends’ kids change from year to year is sweet. Sobering – because of how fast they grow, but sweet.
When it comes to sending Christmas a Christmas mailing, there are many options out there, including postcards, letters, photos and the traditional card.
The tradition of mailing letters and cards at Christmas
Christmas cards are your own expression of what the season means to you, delivered to your friends and family. It’s completely different from a blanket “Merry Christmas” post on Facebook because you took both the time and money and dedicated that little bit of your life to reach out to a single person.
Here are a few ways Discount Catholic Products can help you put a little oomph in your Christmas card this year:
Use Christmas Cards that reflect the true meaning of Christmas
Select Christmas cards that invoke the real reason for the season. Select cards with imagery of the Nativity and Holy Family.
As you prepare your cards, say a tiny prayer for each recipient. Include a little hand-written note of encouragement with your signature that simply says “I’m praying for you!”
What a wonderful feeling it is when someone tells you they’re praying for you! A great way to spread Christmas cheer this year is to tell someone you pray for them. Don’t wait for hard times or personal crisis to befall someone; pray for them simply because you love them enough to have them on your Christmas Card list.
Include a prayer card in the envelope
If you want to take it one step further, consider including a prayer card with your letter. It will become a keepsake and maybe even result in more prayers for both you and your loved ones.
Do you have a favorite prayer that would be perfect to include for everyone? We carry a large variety of holy cards and give price breaks on quantities over 10 on most of our prayer cards. If you’re unsure which prayer would strike the right tone, might we suggest a Nativity prayer, the Our Father, or I Said a Prayer for You Today.
Some people prefer to customize each card to the recipient. If this seems overwhelming to you, don’t do it! No one needs that added pressure this time of year. But for those of you who have a flutter of joy at the possibility of what this could mean, read on:
• Career – Truckers, teachers, policemen and priests. We have cards that cover almost all areas of professions.
• Ailment – Hearing loss, cancer, heart conditions – there is a patron saint to turn to for sicknesses of all types. If someone you know is suffering through health issues this Christmas, a little prayer card will touch their heart.
• Relationship – Holy cards noting your relationship can really make someone feel special. Think of the smile on the face of a little child getting a little token from his favorite auntie. Athletes might appreciate the intercessions of St. Sebastian.
Christmas cards let you spread the warm fuzzies. The satisfaction of completing the task knowing that even those who you haven’t seen in years will take the time to think about you and the warm memories you share make the labor worth it.
Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:7
Need a few more ideas? All of these are small enough to fit in with Christmas cards: