New Years cards are a great tradition that helps people keep in touch and stay emotionally close to each other even when they are very far apart in distance. If you are thinking of a friend who lives far away from you in geographic terms but who you care about very much, sending a card New Year day or eve is a great way to let your friend know that he or she is in your thoughts. At the start of a New Year, cards can wish your companions on the road of life well. When it comes to sending a friend a card, New Year is not as traditional a holiday as Christmas, but the fact that a card New Year day or eve is somewhat unexpected will make the gesture mean even more to the recipient. A lot of people send Christmas cards, but not many people send a card New Year day or eve, so your card is sure to stand out in people's memories if you send a card New Year day rather than at Christmas when people's mailboxes are often stuffed to the gills with good wishes.
Sending a card New Year day or eve means that you have really gone out of your way to keep in touch with somebody, and that sentiment is always appreciated. Christmas cards can feel too routine to mean as much as you would like them too, but New Year cards are out of the ordinary and therefore mean a lot to the sender and to the recipient. Because New Year cards are not traditionally exchanged, the element of surprise that somebody will feel when receiving New Years cards will help them remember the card for much longer than they will remember a Christmas card that just gets tossed on a pile of other cards and forgotten about in a matter of weeks, days, minutes, or even seconds. So many people send Christmas cards that the gesture of sending someone a Christmas card is really quite far from intimate, and is sometimes even quite impersonal. Many people include acquaintances who they barely know on their Christmas card list, and still others send a lot of Christmas cards to business associates. Given that these kinds of people receive Christmas cards, it is difficult to believe that a Christmas card is really very personal at all.
The Christmas holiday season can be so chaotic and intense that it is often difficult to take the time to write really personal messages inside of Christmas cards. Many people simply sign Christmas cards and drop them in the mailbox without thinking too much about making the communication truly unique. Sending a card on New Years when things have quieted down a bit after the hustle and bustle of Christmas day will allow you to take the extra time to write a real letter inside of the card that will help your friend know you better and learn more about your life. The point of a card or letter is to share your thoughts and yourself with somebody who is not physically close to you at the time when you send the letter or card, so a card that features only a signature and nothing more personal does not really mean very much.
However, a card that includes a lengthy note means quite a bit. Writing cards for New Years rather than for Christmas means that you will have the leisure time to make them mean a lot by writing really personal information inside of each and every one.