5 Reasons To Send Christmas Cards

We made it to December! The tradition of sending Christmas cards is one that I love. There’s just something about getting real mail and this mail is beautiful! Whether a card comes with glitter, 3 dimensional art, gold and silver letters, vellum lining, shiny graphics or embossing, its eye candy for sure! There’s no doubt about it…this is happy mail!
What other time of year can one get a piece of encouragement that is creatively portrayed on a piece of paper with thoughtful words inside declaring GOOD NEWS? Not just good news but THE Good News.
Although I’ve not finished mine, completion is very near. Perhaps this year, you are thinking of not sending Christmas cards? I think even those of us who love the tradition have certainly been tempted in this way.
Maybe you have so many people to send them to and it seems overwhelming.
Maybe you thought that you were the only one that actually sends them anymore.
I want to encourage you not to give in to these ideas.
Here’s 5 reasons for sending Christmas cards:
  • Real mail – People love to get it and it’s not a bill or junk mail and will be received well.
  • Remembering in prayer –  I know a family that keeps every card they receive and places them in a basket. Every day of the year, the family pulls a card and prays for that person or family.
  • Recycle – Some people keep the cards using the imagery to make other crafts.
  • Reminiscent – Each card represents a friendship and is a personal act of love. I’ve been known to keep them from year to year.
  • Reflective – Sending cards through the mail seems like it’s from another era. Keeping this tradition alive gives people a few moments in their day to reflect on the family or friend who sent them a card.

When someone makes the effort to purchase the cards, fill out the cards and mail out the cards, that is a thoughtful act! Whether you enclose a photo or a gospel tract or just your signature, receiving them is a blessing.

There’s no other way to look at it. It takes time, money, effort, and intention to send Christmas cards. Let’s keep this tradition alive and keep sending Christmas cards!


Sending Christmas cards is a good way to let your friends and family know that you think they’re worth the price of a stamp. Melanie White