Holiday Card Etiquette Tip

Holiday Card Match... Baby Boomers Win!

Posted by Liz Taylor Nov 27, 2011

I celebrated Thanksgiving at my parent’s house this year and we had such a nice time looking at my mom’s stack of holiday cards from 2010. My mom made an interesting observation and asked me why my generation does not sign their holiday cards by hand. She mentioned that it felt very impersonal to get a picture from someone with a printed happy holiday message and no handwritten message. Defending my generation (I'm a proud millennial), I told her that we do handwrite personal messages and she told me to prove it. I looked through her stack of cards and noticed she was correct. Not one family took the time to even write, "Dear Patty and Jim, We hope you have a wonderful holiday season". I noticed the cards from her fellow baby boomer group were filled with clever handwritten statements such as, "Dear Patty and Jim, Your grandson is absolutely adorable. We hope you have a wonderful time spoiling him over the holidays..."

Moral to this blog: when you send out your holiday letter this year, make sure you handwrite at least one personal sentence (instead of keeping your shutterfly picture card free of ink).

Happy handwriting!

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