As we write our holiday cards, please take the time to personalize the card with at least 3 short sentences. Picture the person you are addressing and write a few lines directly to him or her. Bring up a good memory about a visit or a shared experience. Or say something encouraging, if that’s what is needed. If there are kids in your world, it’s easy to talk about them. Humor is always welcome in everyone’s life.
The idea is to honor the special connection you have with the reader. Guaranteed, your words will mean more than the printed ones on the card. Your words are a gift.
When I receive a card that says merely: “Happy Holidays! Love, So-in-so.” I feel gypped. It’s like getting 2 slices of bread with nothing in the middle and calling it a sandwich!
Even if you just say generally, we are grateful that we survived another year and that we hope next year will increase our wisdom and compassion for all of our global family. Prayers are gifts too.