As the calendar flips to December, it’s arguably the most wonderful time of the year to receive holiday cards in the mail. But what if you don’t celebrate Christmas? Can you still send greetings to family and friends? Of course!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something entirely different, there’s always joy to be had and spread at year’s end. Not sure what we mean? Here are some of our favorite holiday photo card ideas for those who don’t celebrate Christmas.
Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas, but your family hosts a big Thanksgiving feast each year. Take your family to a local pumpkin patch, wheat field, or cornfield to snap some festive photos. Share your photo and a note about what you’re grateful for in a Thanksgiving photo card instead. This year, Thanksgiving is November 25. We recommend sending cards no later than November 19.
Do you celebrate the cultural holiday of Kwanzaa? Then opt to send a Kwanzaa-themed holiday card this year to share your family’s well wishes. Dress your family in traditional African cloth (kente) and kaftans for photos. Additionally, include a kinara and the celebratory symbols of Kwanzaa in your family photos. This year, Kwanzaa begins December 26 and runs through January 1, 2022. We recommend sending cards no later than December 17.
Perhaps you’re Jewish and celebrate the Festival of Lights known as Hanukkah. Share your love of the eight-night holiday with family and friends with a holiday photo card this year. Gather your family around the menorah for this photo or snap a candid shot of the family playing dreidel. Hanukkah begins November 28 and runs through December 6. We recommend sending your cards no later than November 19.
The start of a new year is always a great opportunity to send well wishes and life updates to family and friends. Let your loved ones know what you’ve been up to in the last year. Maybe you took a relaxing vacation, landed a new job, or adopted a pet. Share the news with a New Years’ photo card in the mail.
Did you recently welcome a new baby into the family? Share the wonderful news with your closest loved ones by sending newborn photos and a birth announcement with all the details about your new bundle of joy.
Maybe you bought a new house in the past year and want to notify those near and dear to you of your new address. Send a moving announcement with a photo of your new home and the address. That way, when your loved ones go to mail you a holiday photo card of their own, it goes to the right place.
Aw! You and your spouse recently got married. Whether everyone you know was invited to your big day or it was a private affair, share your love of one another with family and friends this holiday season with a “just married” announcement. Plus, professional wedding photos make for excellent holiday photo cards.
Want to avoid sending any holiday-themed greetings this year? Instead, choose a photo card that speaks to the times and lets loved ones and friends know you’re thinking of them. Indeed, living in the world of COVID-19 has had its fair share of ups and downs. In the hopes of next year bringing more normalcy, choose a greeting that sums up your feelings about the past year and what lies ahead.
Maybe 2021 was the year you started your own business or you’ve run a successful business for years. Give thanks to your customers, clients, partners, and supporters with a business holiday greeting this year.
Spread Joy to Family and Friends
As you can see, you don’t have to celebrate Christmas to send a holiday photo card this time of year. If you celebrate a different holiday, such as Kwanzaa or Hannukah, share your holiday traditions with a card about that celebration. Want to avoid religious or cultural holidays altogether? No problem! Opt for New Years’ well wishes, a simple topical greeting, or professional gratitude. No matter what type of photo card you send this year, you’re bound to spread joy to family and friends. And that’s the best gift of all!