Christmas and Holiday Card Tips

Everyone loves getting a card in the mail – there’s a special joy in opening and displaying it – a thrill one doesn’t get from a Facebook message or email. People love getting something that you took the time to create and send.

Here’s a few things we’ve learned ourselves (the hard way) that we’d love to share with you to make your card making and sending as stress free as possible.

16-043Scalloped Edge 5×7 Card

Order Early

You’ll find the best deals a week to a couple weeks before Thanksgiving, and you’ll also have more stress free time yourself to think of a great photo or message for your card. Just like voting you can do it early, get it in the mail and be done with it, or wait in long lines if you wait until the last minute. And if you have loved ones or friends in the military stationed overseas, get them in the mail 4 to 6 weeks early

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Add an Apostrophe

If your name ends with “s, x, z, ch or sh” then add an “es” to the end of your name. For example, “Happy Holidays from the Joneses”. If your name ends in any other letter simply add the s. “Merry Christmas from the Scotts”.

Have fun with the photo

You can get outside the box here and have a great card without having a professional photo shoot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, and sometimes it’s nice to have a photographer work their magic for you. But if you don’t have time chances are you already have some winners. Think of photos of you and your family having fun and being candid. Try a black and white photo. Or look to Pinterest for inspiration:

5×7 Folding Card

Stress out!

Don’t feel obligated to hand write a hundred addresses and personalized messages. Use return address labels to stick on. Have a custom greeting printed on the inside of all of your cards, and then write a brief personal message directed to each recipient. If you want to write a newsletter that’s great; but short and sweet and a few photos will get the message across just as well.

We’ve got almost 800 styles to choose from. But don’t let that overwhelm you. We’ve put our top 12 on the first page of cards right here.

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