Do you send many Christmas Card in western culture? That may help you to keep contact with each other like our new year card do.
For us Japanese, it is new year's card not Christmas card we exchange. We send them to the relatives and friends and colleagues and so on. Both of us wrote more than 50 of them all together. According to the Oriental Zodiac, next year is the year of the dragon. So you can see the Chinese letter "辰" which means dragon in one of the card.
These are the examples of the new year post card's back.
We write short message somewhere in there.
"People born in the year of the Dragon are healthy, energetic, excitable, short-tempered and stubborn. However, they are honest, sensitive, brave and can inspire trust in most anyone. They are the most peculiar of the 12 signs of the Zodiac cycle."
This characteristics is from this page, you can see or calculate in what year you were born. By the by, I was born in the sheep year, p;)