The holiday season is upon us and it is time to think about preparing and sending out holiday cards. Most families have their own customs as to sending out holiday cards. It seems like a simple task but there are some particular rules to follow when mailing holiday cards. Here are some etiquette tips for sending holiday cards.
Decide on what cards will be sent to which families. Some people like to send generic cards like “Happy Holidays” to everyone on their list. Others like to customize their cards with a note added on the inside of the card. Be sure that you only send cards to people who celebrate Christmas.
In order for cards to be received by mid-December mail them shortly after Thanksgiving. Remember that the post office is busy this time of year and you do not want the cards delivered after Christmas.
Include your return address making it easy for the recipient to know who has sent the card. This insures they have your correct address for mailing out their cards.
Do not send out e-cards instead of traditional holiday cards. Cards should be an act of kindness with a personal touch like a note. Holiday cards are sent as an act of appreciation and friendliness. The idea is to send a gift of blessings and cheer in this joyous time of year.
Business colleague cards should be sent to their office unless you socialize with them. Keep the cards professional with a signed note. It is considered unacceptable to send holiday cards to the homes of business colleagues.
Holiday cards should be sent to the homes of your co-workers which add a personal touch. Holiday cards are a tradition that demands the recipient receive your greetings and good cheer at their door. Take the time to mail these cards.
These are a few etiquette tips for sending your holiday cards this year. Decide who you will be mailing cards to this year, make a list and remember to mail early so they will be received by mid-December.
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Roses are red
Violets are blue
She’s expecting a gift
But a love note will do
Finding the perfect gift for your Valentine can be tricky. Flowers are beautiful, but their splendor wilts. Chocolates taste amazing, but their enjoyment melts. Jewelry is impressive, but doesn’t embrace your budget. What easy, affordable gift can you give on Valentine’s Day that leaves a lasting impression?
Sharing your love with written words is a meaningful gift that any Valentine will adore. Whether you write poetic love letters or simple, honest words, communicating your feelings of love and admiration for your Valentine is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Grab a notecard and let the words flow. Having trouble putting your emotions into words? Try song lyrics (Michael Buble), a romantic quote from a movie or play (Romeo and Juliet), or look to the poetic experts for inspiration (Keats). Communicate your love in this timeless way and it’s sure to make your special someone swoon.
What’s your favorite gift to give or receive on Valentine’s Day?
Happy Halloween from all your friends at Expressionery.com!
Comal River Tubing
Labor Day is fast approaching! The summer is winding down and the school year is ramping up. Thoughts of sweaters and football games are on the horizon, but the temperatures in South Texas are still in the triple digits and our Labor Day fun is all about keeping cool. Fortunately, New Braunfels is home to two rivers that are the perfect spots for fun on Labor Day.
The Comal River
The Comal River is spring fed and stays a cool 72 degrees year round, making it the ideal spot to hang out on a hot Labor Day. With areas to camp, play and barbecue along its banks, it’s THE place to be!
The Guadalupe River
The Guadalupe River also flows through New Braunfels and there are countless spots to play in around this river. Whether you prefer to relax in a tube or explore in a kayak, there’s much fun to be had on the Guadalupe.
Just up the road from the Guadalupe River, another favorite spot to spend Labor Day is in Gruene, Texas. Spend a relaxing day perusing the one-of-a-kind local shops, eating delicious food and tasting local wines. One of my favorite not-to-be-missed spots is the oldest dance hall in Texas, Gruene Hall, where you can sip on a cold drink and listen to some of the best live music in South Texas.
Not that we’re bragging, but there’s loads of fun to be had in South Texas for Labor Day. What are you doing for Labor Day this year? Comment or come see us!!
Our newest additions to the Expressionery team; Serena & Claire
Expressionery showers in early April and June have sprouted two of the cutest blooms you’ve ever seen! Our resident photographer Corina welcomed her baby Serena on April 16th and stationery designer Jen celebrated the birth of her daughter Claire on June 22nd.
What better way to show off these two cutie pies than on some of Expressionery’s newest photo card designs!
Haven’t reached cuteness overload yet? Check out the entire line of “aw”dorable photo cards
making their debut today at Expressionery.com!