Whether recently married or soon-to-be married, Christmas is a great time to contact couples. Their reception venues and others will be sending cards and inviting them to events at this time, and couples like to hear from us too.
- The first Christmas as a married couple can be a special time for newlyweds. Try inviting all those who married at your church this year to a suitable Christmas service. Those without children might like come to a midnight mass. Christingles, Christmas Day, the Christmas fete and carol services may suit those with children.
- You might have a good number of banns couples you’re in touch with too – invite them to your Christmas services to give them a taste of church life in their own parish. Candles and Christmas trees will make it a memorable, romantic moment at their special church, which increases the chances they’ll accept another invitation from you next year – for an event near Valentine’s perhaps?