When I lived in Japan, I learned the cultural significance of New Year's greeting cards. People busy themselves in December preparing their New Year's cards to send out the week after Christmas(well, 12/25 to them, as they don't do too much in the way of celebrating Christmas). Some people send home made cards, but others are store bought, and adorned with additional stickers and ink stamps. The ones I've seen measure about 4.25" x 6".
I always figured that, in a pinch, if I didn't get my
Christmas holiday cards out in time, that I could just send New Year's cards. What a wonderful, non-denominational way to make contact with clients, friends and family.
This year, however, I was on the ball and sent out my holiday cards already. I even hand-wrote all of the addresses, just as business etiquette dictates. But my wrist is killing me!