Are you one of those people who enjoy sending out your Christmas cheer through Christmas greeting cards? Do you enjoy browsing the Christmas card aisles pondering at all the unique and latest designs of the season? If so, then some of the tips found in this article may be a fun read for you.
There are several ways you can get organized so that you can have a hassle free way of mailing your Christmas cards. One thing to always keep in mind is to either keep your cards from last year or to keep a list of everybody who mailed you a Christmas card from the previous year. This way you already have on ongoing list of who you are going to send a card. If there has been any new additions to the family or if you have made any new friends within the past year, you can add their names to the list as well.
The next thing you can do is order some decorative mailing labels or order a stamper with your name and mailing address on it, so it will be easier to address your cards. These can be ordered at VistaPrint.com. Almost all of the time, they always have super specials where you can order products free and only pay shipping costs-especially if you are a new customer. You can choose from the selection of their free templates or come up with them on your own. By using labels or stamps, this will lessen the time that it will take to address all of your cards for your friends and family.
Now that you have your list and your labels, it’s time for the fun part: selecting your Christmas card designs! You can browse your local Wal-Mart, a Dollar Store, or shop online. You can always find fantastic designs online and sometimes they offer free or low shipping as well! Vistaprint.com also has a selection of Christmas cards you can choose from or you can personalize them yourself with pictures of you or your family. Also-there’s always handmade cards if you are the creative type!
With all of the fancy scrap-booking materials, ,cardstock, stampers, and gel pens, you are sure to have a ball creating cards for everybody on your list! You might even want to get the kids involved in this fun making card process. Or you can order card making software such as Hallmark. You can choose your front and back designs, and the inside quote. After that, all that is left to do is print them out and sign your name!
Once your cards have been selected, and your envelopes addressed, it’s time to head out to your post office and mail your Christmas Cards! It’s good to have your cards out by the beginning of December or at least 1-2 weeks before Christmas. It gives anybody who might receive a card from you, a chance to mail you back a card as well.
So now what do you do now that you have all of your cards mailed? Sit back and wait to see if you receive cards in return and enjoy your happy Christmas season and the art of giving. Also, you can scope out your home and find out where you would like to display your beloved cards this year as well. Most like to hang them across the mantle with the stockings, doorways, along the wall, or even display them within their Christmas tree. Just make sure you keep all the envelopes, so you have somewhere to store the cards once you take them back down again. Don’t be afraid to display your cards with happy Christmas cheer though! Hang them throughout your home and make it festive filled with the love of your family and friends! Greeting cards aren’t just pieces of heavy stock paper with words to be thrown away for later-they are messages from the heart-from those who love and care about you.
So get your Christmas list ready and don’t forget to send out cards to those who love you the most this season!