Christmas Cards

COVID-19 Christmas Cards and Holiday Cards Inspiration

Updated August 24, 2021

With the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading throughout the country and restrictions going back into place, there may be a chance Christmas looks similar to last year. While we hope that isn't the case again, we do have some ideas on how to spread cheer during the holidays.

Introducing our 2021 COVID-19 Holiday Cards,

Holiday Cards During Quarantine
Everyone looks forward to receiving holiday cards and Christmas cards during the winter holiday season. This will be doubly true in the case of a pandemic holiday where gatherings and travel are limited. Since you might not be able to enjoy the holiday with your extended family -- you can't hug them, laugh with them, or give them gifts in person -- a holiday card works as a way to show your appreciation from home. Sending your typical holiday card may not resonate as much this year. The pandemic is happening to everyone -- there's no need to ignore the facts. A COVID-19-themed card -- whether humorous, heartfelt, or appreciative -- is a warm way to ease someone's sadness during this difficult time. Here are a few ways you can pull it off.

The Heartfelt Approach
If you want to express your love for a distant friend, family member, or spouse, go the heartfelt route.

Write to your loved one about how much you miss them, how you wish that you could be together, and how excited you are to be reunited after quarantine. Rather than dwell on the negatives of the situation, look forward to the positive. Include a photograph of yourself and the family you get to quarantine with, or a photo of you with the recipient from before quarantine started. A heartfelt card like this looks past the current situation to the brighter future. It's sure to warm the recipient's heart and pull them from the dark place they may be in during their first quarantine holiday. If you have a design of your own, you can upload it yourself using Paper Culture's DIY holiday cards. 

The Appreciative Approach
If the recipient of your card is a frontline worker, try sending a holiday card that shows your appreciation for them. Remind the card recipient how important they've been during the pandemic, how much you appreciate the work they've done, and let them know you respect their strength. Remind them that they're the hero of the pandemic, and that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Tell them how excited you are to see them again. You can even throw in some positive statistics about the decline of the pandemic to cheer them up and remind them how much their work is doing. Include a poem about frontline workers and their strengths. Make them feel good about themselves because, well, they deserve it -- especially during the holidays!

The Humorous Approach
If you want to go another route, why not explore the more humorous side of living in close quarters this past year. True, there's not much that's funny about a worldwide pandemic. But there are funny ways you can frame the pandemic, and certain things that have happened during it. Just look around social media to see all the memes that have come out of the pandemic for proof! Whether it's a joke about going back to the office after remote, a sarcastic remark about how much you "feel bad" not seeing family members during the holidays, or how we've never spent this much time with our pets, almost anything is fair game. You know your family member's sense of humor, so work with that. You might want to avoid darker topics for obvious reasons.

You can even include a funny little gift with the card, like a disposable mask or a sheet of toilet paper for their collection. It may not seem like it at first, but there's a lot of humorous angles to explore with quarantine holiday cards. Know your audience and you can't go wrong. If you need help perfecting your card's design before sending it out, utilize our free designer assistance services. We'll make sure your card gets just the right reaction from your recipient.

The Year-In-Review
Another approach is to show the recipient of your card what your year and the year in general has brought you. Collect photographs from your year and use on of our pandemic holdiay cards to show how the year started and how it's going.. Not only does this make a great, original card, it also works as great therapy for you. It lets you reflect on your year and see that it wasn't all bad -- you've probably had some pretty great times when you think about it! You can add a little humor to this, a heartfelt message at the end, and a sign-off expressing how excited you are to hear about their year in quarantine... and ultimately, to move past it all.

Making the Best of Christmas During this pandemic.
Christmas during COVID-19 is far from ideal, but it may be unavoidable. If you're looking for a way to make your Christmas just a little better, consider thoughtful holiday cards for your special someone that you can't wait to see again. Whether you go funny or heartfelt, the recipient will love the effort and thought you've put into it.