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A stress-free plan to get your holiday cards out on time

posted by Sarah on November 20, 2012 | print article | e-mail to a friend
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  • Karen

    I have sent my Christmas greetings by email for several years now. I create a Christmas web page, write a letter (beginning in February) and choose a nice Christmas picture for the page. One year it was a White Thanksgiving pic of our house! The whole thing only takes about an hour once the letter is written. No paper, no postage, but lots of news.

  • SarahButtonedUp

    What a lovely new digital twist on a great tradition. I love how it bridges the gap between an old fashioned letter and a blog. So cool and thanks for sharing, @8142bb1259333951db70aa11befcddef:disqus!

  • Cassie

    I LOVE cards and love that once a year, my real mailbox is full of greetings from friends (with emails already arriving at a rate of 1 per minute, I much prefer the real cards).

    I wish that more people would do more than stick a pre-printed photo into an envelope with a label…show that they really know who they’re sending it to…but even that pre-printed photo makes me happy.

    I have historically crafted hand-made cards for my 150 recipients but after some natural disasters interfered this year, we are going the pre-printed route ourselves, but they just arrived and I’m so excited to start sending them out…each with a short hand-written note on them. Geeky, yes, but it does make me smile to send them and know that someone else will have a full mailbox because of me.

  • Donna

    I love to send them! I already have my cards and am going to work on a family photo from our trip to washington dc over Thanksgiving! I cannot wait to send them out!

  • Christy

    I love real cards, but have had to cut back because of the price of postage. I keep a file of all the addresses on my list in a lable document, and when I get notice of an address change, I update it then. Then at Christmastime I just print all the lables and use the ones I am sending that year and discard the rest (I use most.)

  • SarahButtonedUp

    @a5078c1546c481055de1a1b13292a750:disqus – I’m with you on this one. I too, love to have a mailbox that’s full to bursting and I ESPECIALLY love the ones with little notes handwritten on them. And furthermore – GEEKY = CHIC. 🙂 XO

  • SarahButtonedUp

    And @353d9aac733f682976ff1ae3e6c4f912:disqus, I’ll be your friends can’t wait to get your card – it is always so neat to “see” your friends & their families grow up. 🙂

  • SarahButtonedUp

    @d791fa5c765edec9412b9168d7bcba1b:disqus – I hear you on the postage. I wish the post office would increase the price for junk mail sent by giant companies who can afford to spend more – I bet that would keep prices for the rest of us down!

  • Tanglelocks

    I prefer a paper card, but find no offense in eCards. I have kept some of my cards for over 20yrs. I framed them and use them as wall art. I have put some in a memory book with holiday photos of the relatives who sent them. As I look at that book I feel like they are with me for a few moments. Seeing their handwriting and style of card they picked out. I just love it.

  • SarahButtonedUp

    Love the image of framed holiday photos as wall art and of the book – thanks for sharing @89a1c50938e1b27a357b381674035a7c:disqus.

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