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Holiday Cards Vs New Years Cards: What’s the Difference and Which One Should You Send?

Christmas is around the corner, which means it’s time to select your favorite picture and order holiday cards. EEK! I absolutely love this time of year and seeing all of the beautiful holiday greeting cards.

One thing that many people don’t know about holiday cards is that there is a difference between holiday cards and New Year’s cards (and one has gained popularity over the years).

So, what’s the difference? And which one should you send and why?

Why You Might Order Holiday Christmas Cards

Well, first of all, holiday cards are more traditional.

They often wish a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or more general “Seasons Greetings.” Many holiday cards will also wish recipients a happy new year, but these in themselves aren’t what we’d consider New Year’s greeting cards.

Personalized Christmas cards are typically sent by individuals or businesses who celebrate the traditional holiday season and whose recipients also recognize or celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah.

Why You Might Order New Year’s Greeting Cards

New Year’s greeting cards very specifically wish recipients a happy new year. Many businesses opt to send out New Year’s cards, because they’re inclusive of all clients—those who celebrate the traditional holiday season and those who don’t.

It’s also a great option for individuals who aren’t particularly religious or who have a very mixed background of friends and family who celebrate different holidays or don’t celebrate at all.

New Year’s cards have gained popularity over the years, for a number of years. For one, they’re something different. They’re also often sent out after the first of the year making the already chaotic December...not so chaotic.

You can send New Year’s cards out up to 2-3 weeks into January and they still pass the etiquette test for being on time.

These can also have an inspirational or extended message that carries well into the year and stays relevant beyond the holidays.

What’s a Person or Business to Do?

When it comes to sending out personalized Christmas cards or New Year’s Cards, you should opt for the one that fits you, your family, or business best. Think through your vision, values, and the kind of message you want to send.

Also, consider your circumstances. If you’re running especially behind this year, you might save yourself way less stress to opt for a New Year’s card and give yourself some extra time.

If you’re looking for a Christmas card designer, business New Year’s cards, or family New Year’s cards, I have some wonderful templates that can be easily personalized and sent to you speedily, so you can get them out ASAP.

I’d love to help you wish you and yours a wonderful and Merry Christmas or fabulous New Year.

Reach out to me via the contact page to learn more and get your holiday cards or New Year’s cards ordered and out.



Newlywed Christmas and New Year's Cards

The Married Life

Love was definitely in the air this year -- from just people I know it seemed like a wedding was taking place at least every other weekend. I want to give a shout out to those who got married this year! I wish you nothing but extreme happiness this holiday season and into the New Year.

For those of you who did get married this year or those of you who know people who got married this year, this article is geared toward you.

Newlywed Christmas Cards

Newlywed Christmas Cards or First Married Christmas Cards are some of the most delightful cards to design. You can see the wedded bliss spilling out from the card, which adds even more cheer to the holiday season. If you’re newly married, sending out a personalized holiday card to your friends and family is a must. Check out some of these newly married holiday card designs:

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Whether you showcase one of your fave wedding pictures or do a year in review card for your first year, first married cards keep the celebration going well after the wedding. Your friends and family members will love to get a rundown of what your year has looked like or to receive their very own copy of one of your most stunning wedding or engagement photos. If you’re looking for cute couple cards or newlywed Christmas card ideas, check out some of these fun sayings.  These just married holiday card sentiments are the perfect mix of sweet and cute—without being overly cheesy.

  • Married and Bright
  • Married and Merry
  • Our First Noel
  • Merry Christmas from the Newlyweds
  • Merry Christmas! Celebrating Our First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs.
  • Have Yourself a Married Little Christmas
  • Merrily Ever After
  • Merrily Married
  • Ring in the New Year
  • May the Just Married Bells Keep Ringing
  • Ringing in the New Year
  • Love, Joy, Peace, Kisses—Our First Year As Mr. and Mrs.
  • WE DO—Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Newly married holiday cards are so much fun. If it’s your first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs., don’t be shy, and send out a newlywed Christmas card. Everyone will love it, and it’ll be fun to look back on as the years pass by. Your first year as a married couple is one of transition. Celebrate that transition with a memorable card that reminds you of all of the fun, all of the lessons, and all of the growth that has occurred.

If you like any of these card designs or sayings, or have a design of your own in mind, reach out to me. I’d love to design you a newlywed Christmas card!