Christmas cards - Make yourself, traditional or digital?

In the month of December we still send each other massively Christmas cards. Cards with just a name, cards with a personal message, ready-to-use cards or self-made Christmas cards. It is all possible and we have been doing it for more than 150 years. The first Christmas card dates from the 19th century, from 1843 to be exact. On this card from the British draftsman John Callcott was the catchy text 'A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.' One hundred and fifty years later, this text is still doing well.

Incidentally, we sent each other Christmas greetings long before, only we did not do that with a card but in a different way. In the Middle Ages, for example, wood carvings were made for each other. Religious Christmas scenes were often depicted on these works.
Do you want to know more about the history of the Christmas card? Then take a look at this website.

Despite the fact that many people choose to send their Christmas message digitally, the greeting cards around the holidays still cause peak mail. Sending Christmas cards is apparently still of this time.

Different possibilities

There are now various ways to send your Christmas message. The original carvings are no longer there - although this would be fun again - but there are plenty of alternatives. Of course you can choose at the store around the corner, buy a set of cards, but usually they are a bit boring. You can also choose to craft one yourself. That is more personal and I am sure that the recipient will appreciate your efforts. How special is it to receive such a craftwork.

Unfortunately, we do not have time for that. Not at all, I'm already happy when I survive the hectic of the holidays anyway, without having to get extra work on my neck.
That's why I choose a combination between a printed Christmas card and digital mail. No idea what I'm talking about? Take a look at Greetz. With Greetz you can choose your own card and adjust it completely to your wishes and ensure that it is delivered by the postman.

The convenience of digital and yet a nostalgic appearance. When someone is extra special for you, you can even have something extra sent. At this moment there is an action where you send 10 cards and only have to pay 8.

Make it yourself

On the internet you can find countless sites with original ideas for making your own Christmas cards. On our daughter site we recently added a nice instructional video with which you can easily make very special Christmas cards. But of course there are many more of these kinds of movies to be found.
Each and every one of these nice ideas that are easy to make! Also nice to do this together with your kids.

By mail

Of course you can also send your Christmas cards by mail. Then you just pimp a nice mail together. On this site we found some nice animations that you can use for this. With this you can even give your mail with your favorite colors. Also on this and this website you will find various animations that you can use.

No idea what to write? We also found a suitable website for that. On this site you will find nice Christmas poems and catchy Christmas greetings.

Christmas wishes in a different language

Afrikaans: Sifted Cherry and a happy new year
Basque: Gabon Zoriontsuak eta urte berri on
Danish: God jul og godt nytår
German: Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein glückliches neues Jahr
English: Merry Christmas & a happy New Year
Estonian: Häid jõule ja head uut aastat
Finnish: Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta
French: Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année
Italian: Buon Natale and Felice Anno Nuovo
Croatian: Čestit Božić i sretna Nova godina
Greek: Καλά Χριστούγεννα και ευτυχισμένος ο Καινούριος Χρόνος
Papiamento: Bon Pasku y un Felis Aña Nobo / Bon Pasco and un Felis Aña Nobo
Polish: Wesołych Świąt i Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku
Portuguese: Boas Festas e um feliz Ano novo
Russian: С Новым годом и с Рождеством Христовым!
Spanish: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Vietnamese: Chúc mừng Giáng Sinh
Swedish: God Jul och Gott Nytt År

Video: Nisse • Illustrating a set of Christmas Cards

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