You've spent the last four weeks shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking and visiting with family and friends -- and you can almost see the light at the end of the holiday tunnel. But in the whirlwind that is the month of December, you’ve forgotten to do one last thing: write and send out your holiday cards.
Luckily, you aren't the only one. Peggy Post from The Emily Post Institute told The Huffington Post that more and more people are opting to send New Year's greetings to their loved ones instead of the traditional December holiday card. And with good reason. Here's why Post suggests you might consider doing so, too.
1. December Is A Chaotic Month.
The weeks leading up to Hanukkah and Christmas are filled to the brim with holiday shopping and obligations. "Some people say they do want to send cards to friends and keep in touch, especially long-lost ones, but they just don't feel like they have the time to do it justice," Post said. Give yourself a break -- sitting down to write your cards after Hanukkah or Christmas, when you have less going on, is perfectly acceptable, she adds.
2. You Can Wish People A Good Start To The New Year.
"A lot of people like that whole idea of starting out fresh and approaching the new year with a greeting, so it is kind of fun to wish their friends a new year, to really emphasize that," Post said.
3. You Have More Time.
Think you can only send a card immediately on January 1st? Think again. "Theres no real rule; I’d say in the first week or two that still qualifies as a 'New Year's' card," Post said. Post mentioned that she received a "New Year's" card from a friend around Valentine's Day once that wished her a great year. "The key is to keep in touch with people."
We completely agree. Check out some of our picks for fun New Year's cards below.