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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.

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Oh What Fun!

We’re almost full swing into the holiday season and with that comes….HOLIDAY PARTIES!

You’re probably still telling the stories from last year’s party—or thinking up ways to make this year’s even better.

Perhaps, you’ve never thrown a holiday party. Now is the perfect time to dive into the holiday spirit and host a party your friends and family will love.

The only downside to hosting a holiday party and trying to create the party of the year for your guests is that it can increase your stress levels from “0-60 in five point two” (if you’re not careful).

But, I can help you with that.

When you want to create meaningful memories, but not drain your energy or time, having a designer create holiday party invitations for you is the perfect way to reduce your stress-levels and make sure everyone is invited with plenty of time to RSVP “yes” to you before they fill up their calendar with other events.

Whether you’re throwing a holiday soiree for family and friends or a corporate holiday party, you’ll need to send out invitations (preferably in theme and on point).

Here are a few examples of some classic holiday invitations that will get your guests excited about celebrating the season with you:

 

I’d love to help you create a corporate holiday party invite or Christmas party invitation.

Let’s chat early and get ahead of the game this year. Reach out to me by emailing orders@double8designs.com to talk to me about holiday party invitations.

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Get Your Holiday Card Orders in Before the Rush, So You Can Save on Printing and Last-Minute Stress

Jingle bells, jingle bells…WAIT! We haven’t even celebrated Halloween or Thanksgiving; why are we already talking about holiday photo cards?

Well, for 1(or 2!) very good reasons. Do you know how many people order their cards a month before Christmas or even more last minute, so they can at least hand them out on Christmas day?

LOTS. Don’t be like them.

With last minute orders, comes rush printing, and with rush printing comes raised prices. Spend that hard earned money on something much more important than rushed shipping fees.

Chances are, you already have a great picture you can use or if you grab a cup of coffee and a quiet corner, you can come up with what you want to say for your holiday greeting within 30 minutes.

Be present this year by starting early. Put ordering your personalized Christmas cards on your to-do list this month and get.it.done. You’ll be sooooo glad you did! And then, your Christmas card photo can sit on your loved ones’ refrigerators alllll the longer.

Here are some super fun and cheerful holiday cards I’ve designed in the past. I’d love to help you and your family celebrate the holidays by designing your season’s greeting.

My professional, personalized holiday card design starts at just $34 plus tax and shipping. This price is for 50 single or double-sided 5x7 cards on standard white stock with white envelopes. For a custom quote to your specifications, please contact me.

Let’s chat early and get ahead of the rush this year. Reach out to me by emailing orders@double8designs.com to talk to me about Christmas card design.

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