’Tis the season to network. No, really! This time of year provides the perfect excuse for connecting (or reconnecting) out of the blue.
Knowing this, you probably had the best intentions to reach out, but things got busy and now December is more than halfway over. By the time you realistically shop for cards, figure out what to write, track down addresses, and mail them, it’ll be too late.
But what if I told you we’ve cut all the legwork out for you and with just your contacts’ emails addresses you can tackle this project this afternoon? It’s true! Professional holiday e-cards have come a long way and it’s possible to send a polished—or fun—note in the about same amount of time it takes to compose an email.
For bonus points, swap out the generic text with these pre-written holiday card templates.
Whether you’re telling a co-worker how much you appreciate them, reconnecting with a former boss you fell out of touch with, reaching out to someone you admire, or sending a New Year’s note to a person you forgot to put on your list earlier, you’re sure to find at least one design you like.
2. To Send Joy
I know it can be hard to find the time (or motivation) to send actual snail mail. These e-cards eliminate that excuse, so go on and keep that network warm. You’ll be glad you did!
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Sara McCord is a freelance writer and editor, who most frequently covers the career beat. For nearly three years, she was an editor at The Muse, and she's regularly contributed career advice to Mashable. Her advice has been published across the web (Forbes, Newsweek, Fast Company,TIME, Inc., Business Insider, CNBC and more). Sara has experience managing programs; recruiting, interviewing, and referring job applicants; building strategic partnerships; advising executive directors; and supporting a national network of volunteers. Learn more and send her a note through her website, or follow her on Twitter @sarajmccord.More from this Author