The holiday season has come, and with it, all the hustle and bustle associated. Shopping centres are chock-full of patrons looking for holiday deals, online shopping is as big a part of your day as lunch, and paper cuts from all the gift wrapping are abundant. However, you might find that all of this is worth it, especially since it is the season of giving.
What better way to remind your loved ones of how much they matter to you than including a rude greeting card with your presents? In these difficult times where we must socially distance from one another, a rude greeting card with a handwritten message might be the perfect way to get a chuckle out of someone you care about.
If you aren’t a regular card giver, it might be challenging to know where to start with a handwritten note. After all, this age of texting and instant messaging has made the art of writing letters all but obsolete. As such, we have created this guide to help you write the best and most effective greetings, even if they are written alongside a rude greeting card.
- The introduction
Writing the appropriate introduction begins with examining your relationship with the recipient. Do you have a formal or professional relationship with them? Are they a friend or family? How close and how casually can you greet them?
If you are writing to a professional connection, it’s always appropriate to acknowledge their position. Followed by the ever-classic “Dear…” you should include an honorific, such as Mr., Mrs., Professor, Dr., and so on. Acquaintances have no need for this honorific. If it is a close friend or relative, you could use their nickname, and even forgo the “Dear…” entirely.
If your strategy is to be as sarcastic as possible, though, you’ve got all the options in the world!
- Season’s greetings
If the card doesn’t already have a greeting, make sure to provide one. Greet them in accordance with their religion if you know what it is, or greet them with something more inclusive. If you’re not sending cards to their family, make sure to include them in your season’s wishes.
- A personal touch
Messages are more effective the more personal they are to the recipient. Speak of particular memories you might have together. Express your appreciation for the bond you share. Write in such a way that is evocative of things that only you and your recipient share, such as by talking about inside jokes or experiences you might have shared.
People like bosses, mentors, and so on should be thanked for the guidance they provide. Remind them that they have been a wonderful experience in your life. You could make a mark and keep yourself memorable in the eyes of your esteemed colleagues.
- The sign-off
“From, X.” and “Love, X.” are not sign-offs that impress anymore. As we’ve emphasized before, the personal touch matters. You should tailor your sign-off to the holidays, you could wish them the best, express your fond hope to see them again, wish good things for them warmly, and so on.
Whatever you decide, it should be more creative than “from” and “love.”
Now more than ever, creating and sharing holiday cheer matters. While we can only do so much in a limited capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, every thought and every little deed will count. With a rude greeting card, you could make friends and family laugh, and with your heartfelt message, you could remind them of what truly matters at the end of the day.
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