Let's admit it...whether or not you are a Christmas Card sender...don't you love getting card in the mail? That depends...right? Which cards really make you feel special? If you are going to send out Christmas cards this year and really want them to touch people's hearts...here are the extra steps you can take to ensure that YOUR card ends up on display for the whole holiday season.

PERSONALIZE IT-HANDWRITTEN VS COMPUTER PRINTING

When you go through your mail, aren't you looking for a personally addressed envelope first? I go thru the mail and look for personal letters first, then bills, then anything else that has not been handwritten. It might be easier to have them printed on your printer, but no matter the fancy type or legibility, the personal handwritten card is always going to get the biggest bang.

THE CARD INSCRIPTION

You can take the time to send the card; but if you're going to do that, don't just sign your names....put a special message in the card; even if it's just one line. Something that means something to them; Ex: "I'm so glad we had a week at the lake together. Let's make it a tradition. Merry Christmas!"  Again; the key to a great holiday card; is the personal touch.

GET THEM OUT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. THAT MEANS HURRY!

So this might be a little late to offer suggestions for this year; but the earlier the better. However; the general rule; don't mail them before Thanksgiving. If you're family is all together for Thanksgiving, you probably could get them to sign the cards and address the envelopes; just sayin'.