Why do we love Christmas carols so much? For some people, these classics can seem a little old and boring, but without fail, we bring out Christmas songs every year. We like Christmas carols for the same reason we love Christmas cards: they help tell the Christmas story and spread the joy of the season. Read on to see how Christmas carols reflect some of the best reasons why we send Christmas cards.
“What Child Is This”
This song might refer to the Christ child, but if you don’t keep in touch with friends and family, your next group gathering could leave loved ones asking of you “what child is this?” Most families love sending Christmas photo greetings and Christmas birth announcements because it’s the perfect opportunity to quickly update loved ones on how the family is faring.
Most people these days move often due to job changes or other obligations, and it’s easy to lose connection with the network of friends one develops over time. Instead of having friends and family wonder “what child is this” when it comes to your own children – or yourself! – you can keep them in the loop by sending Christmas greeting cards with new family photos.
“Deck the Halls”
“Deck the Halls” celebrates the exuberance of Christmastime. As the “Fa-la-la-la-la”s indicate, we can get a little goofy this time of year with decorations, special treats, and all kinds of extravagances. Part of the fun of crafting cards for a holiday gift or Christmas thank you cards is that you can be as festive as you want, with copious doses of green and red, or even a rainbow-themed Christmas card – it’s up to you. Try as many photos, fonts, color themes and layouts as you want. Since it’s all online, you can test the works before you actually make an order.
The “Silent Night” Christmas carol sweetly describes the scene most of us imagine when we think of the Christmas story. But the quiet of a humble manger in olden times is nothing like the loud modern world we live in, obsessed as it is with the glitz and glamour of a commercialized holiday season.
Christmastime, in large part, is now an excuse for companies to launch obtrusive, gaudy ad campaigns, pitch new mechanical gadgets, and make kids cry loudly for even louder toys. Instead of giving in to all the hype, Christmas cards can turn back to the quiet time in “Silent Night.” Choosing a quiet, simple, holiday card or Christmas thank you card may be the kindest way to say “Merry Christmas.”
Furthermore, consider this: Christmas is the time of year when family comes into town, with cousins twice-removed and in-laws, and more. You can count on having to go to multiple holiday parties, whether mandated by office, church, social groups, or PTAs. Instead of adding another loud and busy Christmastime exercise in practiced politeness, send a sweet holiday card or a couple Christmas thank you cards. A well-meant Christmas greeting card may be the classiest way to remind friends you care without inadvertently giving them a headache.
“Go Tell It on the Mountain”
Regardless of what type of card you send, or what exactly it ends up looking like, the best thing you can do at Christmastime is celebrate what really matters. Family will love to see new baby pictures in a Christmas birth announcement; friends will be excited to receive Christmas thank you cards; and if you send a simple holiday greeting card, that will give your whole mailing list a sweet moment to celebrate the season. As long as you are celebrating love and joy and the real reason for the season, you won’t just be wishing for a Merry Christmas, you’ll have one already.