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This year, send personalised Christmas cards with some extra thoughtful touches.

In recent times we’ve all had to get used to seeing less of our loved ones but there’s no doubt that they’ve been in our thoughts. Christmas is a time to reach out and show friends and family we care, and Christmas cards are a brilliant way to do it.

But how can you make sure your Christmas cards are thoughtful, personal and don’t just feel like another chore on your to-do list? Here are our secrets to making Christmas cards mean something, both for you and for those you want to connect with this Christmas.

Personalise your cards with stunning family photos

It’s wonderful to receive any sort of Christmas card, but the ones that really make us feel loved are the cards that are personal and unique.

Personalised Christmas cards with family photos are the perfect window for your loved ones to feel part of your life. Whether you choose a single family photo or a collage of photos to introduce a new addition to the family, send out a big family smile or simply show off your Christmas jumpers, a photo Christmas card means more.

Traditional Christmas cards have a shelf life — people enjoy them in their homes for the festive period but then recycle them or worse, they end up in landfill. However, photo upload cards offer so much more and have longevity because they won’t fade and can be kept and framed, meaning you can reuse your card after the festive season and do your bit for the environment.

It’s super easy to customise and order photo Christmas cards online, choosing single or multiple photos and a template that suits you and your family.

Whether you go for a selection of your favourite photos from throughout the year or capture the moment with a specially taken family photo you can be sure it will mean the world when it smiles out of its envelope.

Personalised Christmas Card With Family Photos

Pop in a personal letter to go with your Christmas card

Family and friends can be spread across the globe. While some may have had a glimpse of your world on social media, they will relish the gift of real insight into what’s been happening in your life.

So, take the time to write a personal Christmas newsletter to give a meaningful update on your year. Not sure where to start? Here are our top tips:

  • Be yourself — it’s you people want to hear from, so be authentic and write in your own voice — imagine you’re talking to them. Write about important events that have happened in your life this year and don’t be afraid to say how you feel about them.
  • Keep your reader in mind — if you’re including your letter in every Christmas card, bear in mind you may need to adjust its content depending on where it’s going. Your work colleague, great aunt, and best friend from university may not all need to hear the same spin.
  • Keep it short and easy to read — we live in a time where people are used to scanning short text on screens. So, a letter will be a particularly thoughtful touch, but keep it to no more than one page and write in short paragraphs. If possible, type it — this makes it easier to read and quicker for you to edit and re-produce.
  • Get the family involved — if your letter is from the whole family, get them all to contribute. Perhaps the kids can write or suggest a paragraph each or simply sign their own names.
  • Try a different format — for a change from the traditional Christmas letter template, why not try a different format? You could write a ‘Top 10’ or a ‘Highlights’ list to sum up your year.
  • Include an anecdote — if you’d rather avoid a list of events, instead focus on a funny story, or tell an interesting tale of something memorable that’s happened in your family’s year.

Christmas Letter

Slip in a mini photo as a thoughtful extra

We take more photos than any generation before us, but so often these visual gems get lost in our digital pockets. Christmas is the ideal time to bring photos to life and give them a real home.

You can print little, fun-sized mini photo prints directly from Instagram and Facebook, and pop them in with your Christmas cards.

Just the right size to slip into a Christmas card, friends and family will also love receiving Polaroid style mini retro prints . Turn a cute photo into a warm piece of nostalgia personalised with a short message and even emoji’s. It will be a great little memento – just perfect for grandma’s purse or displaying on the fridge door.

Photo Insert For Christmas Cards

Write a meaningful message

While a personal letter tucked into your Christmas card goes a long way for family and close friends, your child’s teacher, your boss, or your next-door neighbour may not need the complete family run-down.

But it’s still important to write a thoughtful message that makes those people feel valued. A personalised Christmas card can be an opportunity to say thank you to someone who’s gone that extra mile over the course of the year, who has helped you or has simply been a good friend.

When writing your message, think about who the card is for and what they mean to you — Christmas is a great time to share gratitude, memories, and let people know they’re important to you. If you’re struggling find the words, find a thoughtful quote instead.

For a memorable moment that was caught on camera — that hilarious work-do, your child’s big moment in the school play or old friends getting together.

Start now!

Christmas has a habit of creeping up on us, but it’s no fun rushing around trying to organise things at the last minute. If you really want to give your loved ones the meaningful cards and gifts they deserve (and save yourself a whole lot of pre-Christmas stress) give yourself plenty of time to plan, order and post those festive thoughts.

Feeling inspired? Bring your year to the hearts of your family and friends and give them something memorable and meaningful this Christmas. Order your photo Christmas cards and unique mini photo prints today!


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Example of what to write in a Christmas card, featuring photo Christmas cards

The sending and receiving of Christmas cards is an age-old tradition which dates back to 1843 and sitting down on a cosy evening to write your Christmas card messages is a special part of preparing for the holiday season. But when it comes to putting pen to paper, how often do you struggle to write season’s greetings for your friends and family? Our guide on what to write on a Christmas card, will provide all the inspiration you need to help you share more joy this holiday season.


Choosing your Christmas cards

We have many choices when it comes to how we wish to stay in touch with friends and family, but there is no better way to send holiday wishes than with a Christmas card.

Before you start writing your Christmas greetings, you need to select your chosen style of Christmas card. You could get crafty and create homemade Christmas cards, choose to make it extra meaningful and turn a photo into a Christmas card, or simply opt for a traditional shop bought Christmas card.


Ideas for what to write in a Christmas card

We’ve made composing a thoughtful message for your holiday card simple. We’ve categorised our ideas to ensure you have the right seasons greetings for each person on your list.


Simple Christmas card greetings

  • Merry Christmas. Wishing you all the best this holiday season.
  • Wishing you a Christmas that’s merry and bright!
  • Merry Christmas with lots of love.
  • I hope your Christmas is filled with joy and laughter.
  • Happy Holidays! I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true.
  • Best wishes for Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.
  • Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday.
  • Peace, joy, and love to you and your family


Photo Christmas Card For Partner

Christmas card messages for your partner

  • The only thing I love more than Christmas is you.
  • It’s not what’s under the tree that matters most, it’s who’s around it. Every year I’m so grateful to have you there.
  • All I want for Christmas is you.
  • I’m so lucky to be spending another Christmas with you!
  • Merry Christmas! You’re the best gift I could ask for.
  • Christmas is magical because we’re together.
  • The best gift of all is the gift of loving you. Merry Christmas.
  • Being with you has given me something to celebrate every day. Here’s to another Christmas with you.


Christmas Card For Nanny And Grandad

Christmas card sayings for your family

  • So glad we’re family…and so grateful for all the great Christmas memories we share.
  • For me, the holidays start when we get together.
  • There is no greater gift this festive season than spending time with family.
  • You’re all so important to us. Stay safe and stay happy this holiday season!
  • Having family like you is the best Christmas gift there ever could be.
  • Grateful to be blessed with such a wonderful family. Merry Christmas!
  • You can’t choose your family, but even if you could, I’d still choose you. Merry Christmas! Looking forward to spending some time with you.
  • I’m so thankful to have been blessed with such a wonderful family with which to celebrate this meaningful time of year.
  • It makes me so happy to remember all of our special memories from the past years.


Photo Christmas Card For Friends

What to write in a Christmas card to friends?

  • So grateful to have a friend like you at Christmas and all year long.
  • The warmest Christmas wishes from our home to yours.
  • This year I have been so grateful for your friendship—thank you for being such a wonderful part of my life.
  • Christmas is a good excuse to send cards to all my favourite people.
  • It’s friends like you that make this season so special and magical.
  • Holidays are so much more special when they are celebrated with important friends like you.
  • Wishing one of my most dearest and special friends a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
  • I hope your holiday season is as awesome as you are.


Photo Christmas Card

Christmas card messages for those who are far away

  • Missing you even more at this joyful time of year.
  • We may not be together in person this Christmas, but you’ll be in my thoughts and my heart.
  • Christmas won’t feel the same without you here. We wish you a wonderful holiday time.
  • Wish we could be together this holiday season, but since we can’t, I’m sending the warmest wishes your way.
  • Thinking of you with lots of love at Christmas.
  • We are not celebrating together this year, but my love and wishes will be with you always. Merry Christmas.
  • As we celebrate this Christmas in different places, we wish for good health and well-being for all of you. A very Merry Christmas to all of you.


Words to sign off your Christmas cards

  • Love,
  • With love,
  • Love always,
  • Much love to you,
  • Best wishes
  • Warmest wishes at Christmas and always,
  • Warmest wishes,
  • Christmas blessings,
  • Best wishes
  • All my love,
  • With all our love
  • Happy Holidays
  • Merry Christmas
  • Much Love
  • Hugs and kisses
  • All the best
  • Take care
  • Yours truly
  • Sincerely
  • Cheers
  • Lots of love
  • Your friend


One-of-a-kind words for one-of-a-kind photo Christmas cards

Meaningful Christmas greetings are even more meaningful when sent in personalised photo Christmas cards. If you want to send a card you can’t find in store, why not try an online greetings card maker. PostSnap’s greeting cards apps and online greetings card marker turn a photo into a Christmas card. Easy to use and available on Android and iOS. PostSnap photo Christmas cards are available as singles as well as in packs of 5 or 10.

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