The Perfect Christmas Card

Bruce and I have been dating for two years. Things are going great- in fact, this is the first holiday season that we have decided to send out Christmas cards and do all of the crazy family activities together. (His family loves forced get-togethers, uncomfortable silences, and watching the Bears – my fam does hot chocolate, couches and Scattegories) It’s safe to say I’m really excited to see how everything pans out. Then I got to thinking…

I want the best Christmas card of all time. The Best. Of. All time.

Today, I want to share with you the top five elements that I think go into making a fantastic Christmas card.

1) Pets are a must. I don’t care if it’s a golden retriever, a kitten, your pet turtle named Urkel- it doesn’t matter. Pets up the cute quotient by 100 percent.

2) Don’t wear matching sweaters. Something put together? Sure. Illuminant smiles and a cute pose? Absolutely. Matching socks? It’s worth a shot.

3) Think of a cute caption. “Happy Holidays” Yes, it’s straight forward. But what about something that speaks to the two of you as a couple? For example, “Happy Holidays from your favorite Chicago couple!”

4) Play to your audience. What’s the right salutation for: Mom and Dad, friends you talk to you once a year, second cousins or coworkers? That’ll determine if you should use:

  1. “Love, Bruce and Sarah”
  2. “May your holidays be filled with joy! Keep in touch! – Bruce and Sarah”
  3. “Best wishes – Bruce and Sarah”


  1. “It is a pleasure being around you professionally – Sarah” (ok, maybe don’t say this haha)

5) Most importantly, keep it fun and fresh. If all else fails, just remember that everyone loves a Christmas card. Unless you have matching sweaters.


Good luck and happy


-Sarah W

2 Responses to The Perfect Christmas Card

  1. I have seen your ad on tv about wishing me well, and I wanted to do the same, I don’t know why, it must be some kind of a special day or time, anyway I wish you well.

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