(NBC News) – One sure sign the holidays are here is the arrival of cards in your mailbox.
Like most everything this year, holiday cards may look a little different, and 2020 is lending itself to a little humor.
The craft site Etsy has seen an increase of 23-percent in searches for holiday cards compared to this time last year. Many shops have selections that reference masks, handwashing and even a dumpster fire emblazoned with 2020, “We Survived.”
“I think you can nod to the moment without being crass,” says Melanie Berliet, The Spruce’s editor-in-chief.
Berliet says if you’re sending cards, be mindful of who is on your recipient list.
“I think this not a year to send a card that might be construed as a brag card or even a humble brag card,” she notes.
Berliet says keep these tips in mind as you craft your family card:
– Add an expression of gratitude or acknowledgment if it’s been a tough year
– Include life updates rather than material accomplishments
– If you use a photo, make sure your backdrop is modest
The Postal Service says to get those cards in the mail between December 10th and 12th for an on time delivery.
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