JONESBORO, AR -- The custom of sending Christmas Cards started in Victorian, England in 1843, but the first cards were not sent in the U.S. until 1851. It's a tradition many families carry on from year to year...but is there a proper etiquette... and just what is it?
But when spreading the cheer there are a few things to keep in mind. First, holiday letters are fun to read, but don't make it a novel....keep it short and simple, one typewritten page should be enough. Also, use an easy to read font in at least 12-point type. Second, hand written address gives your card a personal touch. It’s ok to use pre-printed return address labels, but printing off your mailing list onto labels reeks of a mass mailing. Photo cards seem to be growing more popular....and whether it's you on vacation, a recent wedding photo or the family gathered together...it's always a nice way to keep in contact.