Sending flowers is a good way to express your feelings and let someone know you’re thinking about them. However, with each bouquet of flowers delivered, there’s a card sent along with it. While you can always keep your flower card messages simple, there’s an art to writing a heartfelt message that’ll impress without sounding forced. Here are a few tips about what to write in your holiday cards this year to remind everyone why this is the most wonderful time of the year:
Keep the Recipient in Mind
People get a ton of cards during the holiday season, so make yours stand out from the rest. Adding an an inside joke, a favorite memory from the year, or something you’re looking forward to the next year adds just the amount of personalization needed without adding more stress to your holiday schedule. If you’re sending flowers online to a loved one you haven’t seen in a long time, don’t forget to tell them how much you miss them! This will only make your flower bouquet more special because they’ll be reminded of you every time they look at it.
Don’t Forget About New Year’s
Too often, people focus on the December holiday season and forget that New Year’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re sending a bouquet of holiday flowers as a present, be sure to include well wishes for the New Year. Since the card attached to bouquets tends to be pretty small, sometimes all you need is something short and simple, like “Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy New Year.” Or if you really want to be unique, include a special date for the next year or something fun you can do together. Giving two gifts in one is always fun! Plus it gives them something to look forward to, especially if they’re extra stressed this time of year.
Keep Your Card Messages Light and Cheery
The holiday season may not always be a positive time of year. This is especially true for people who might be going through a difficult time. If someone is facing an illness during the holidays or recently lost a loved one, he or she might not be in the mood for holly jolly wishes and relentless optimism. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t still wish him or her a Merry Christmas. Try incorporating a subtle acknowledgement that he or she may be having a difficult holiday into your card’s message. For example, you can say, “Thinking of you this holiday season,” or “Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a brighter New Year.”
If you’re sending holiday bouquets to colleagues or clients, you don’t have to put a lot of effort into personalizing the message, since it’s important to stay professional. Don’t get bogged down with work talk, though. Something like, “Thank you for your business this year, have a happy holiday,” or “Best wishes for the holiday season and new year” will suffice.
Keep your card messages short but personal and you’ll wow everyone you send flowers to. Plus, people can keep the cards that come with their flowers forever, so you it to be something worth saving!