Gosh, I’ve actually been meaning to tackle this subject for years, and season after season, I think about it when holiday cards start rolling in. First of all, I LOVE them! They’re one of my favorite traditions and I fill up my fridge and mantle with them. But I’ve never known what to do about them personally! Because here’s the thing – I’m not married and I don’t have kids, but I’d still like to send out a little holiday cheer!
I almost feel like I’m not participating because I’m not *allowed to* or something because I don’t have a family of my own? I don’t know if I’m alone here, but basically, I think there’s a struggle of what to do about holiday cards in your twenties (or before you are married/have kids – whatever age that is!). Does anyone else relate? I hope so!
This year, I decided to get ahead of this and finally remembered to schedule a blog post about it – because I know I can’t be the only one who has thought of this before right?! So I’m finally sending out holiday cards of my own which were SO FUN to create! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long. I also wanted to get this post together *finally* to share a few ideas I’ve had over the years for creating holiday cards before you have a family to show off (I mean that in the best way). Basically, here are ideas on how to send holiday cards before you’re at the stage – or heck, if you never choose to get to that stage!
A photo card with your roomies
I love my roomies and they are who I see everyday – they’re basically my family here in Dallas! So I thought it’d be fun slash cute to take my holiday card picture with them! I mean, why not? They’re who you live with and are probably a big part of your life in your twenties – so they’re the perfect company. And once you take the photo and order the cards, each roomie can send them out so it makes things simple for everyone.
I ordered them off Walmart.com and it was sooo freaking easy y’all! You just upload a photo into the system and have a ton of cute choices in terms of the style/theme of the card. Leave it to Walmart to make things really easy – they seriously have everything these days and I love their website for holiday cards or invites, and just shopping! A holiday go-to for everything.
A card without a photo
If you don’t have roomies or feel awkward about an image, skip it! There’s still something to be said about receiving a card without an image (this is one of my faves but Walmart has a ton of options for no-image cards!). I’d suggest adding something personal to the back – maybe a quick note about what you’ve been up to or a written note to that person, just to make things more intimate.
A photo card with your decor
If you’re someone who puts a lot of effort into decorating your house for the holidays, show it off! It’s personal since you’re sharing a part of your home and it lets your loved ones see your passion. We all put it on Instagram, so why not a card?!
A photo with a collage of your year
I love getting those cards that have yearly updates of people’s lives. We all see snipets on social media, but it’s fun to see that person’s year in a glance – and which moments stood out to them! This could be really cute to share different times and people in your life. Maybe it’s your 5 favorite photos of the year, or some of your family, you and your BF, your pet, your BFF, a cool trip – whatever! I noticed Walmart has this format and this whole selection that’s perfect for collages. You can basically choose how many images you want (among lots of other things like size of card, trim type, etc) to showcase on the site and go from there – so easy right?
OK y’all, I hope that helps not only get you ready for holiday card season, but more importantly, gives you *permission* to send holiday cards no matter your situation or age in life! They’re such a fun part of the season after all. Can’t wait to send mine!
Thanks so much to Walmart for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions and selections are my own.
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