It seems like everyone is trying to outdo the other with the best holiday card and that they are going out earlier and earlier each year. You wonder how you’re supposed to get yours out on time with your laundry list of other things you need to accomplish. Whether you send them prior to Hanukkah/Christmas or after the New Year it’s making a connection or remembering the friend that really counts.
Here are some tips that will help stay organized in order to get your cards out.
- Create your list and gather addresses. Whether it’s a hand written list or an electronic list just make one. It may not be proper etiquette to use mailing labels (less personal touch) but I keep my addresses stored as a word document and add any new addresses each year. Then I’m easily able to print labels when my cards are ready to be sent.
- Purchase stamps. If you are not sending your cards electronically or having them dropped shipped then traditional mail it will be. So it’s important to have enough stamps on hand so they are available once your cards are printed or as your write and address them.
- Check off your list. As you send out your cards cross them off your list to avoid sending duplicates. I prefer to print my labels – then stamp all at once. Then the cards can all be sent off at the same time.
- Have excess cards on hand. You may receive a card from a new acquaintance, co-worker, or someone you may have forgotten to include on your list. If you have an extra 5 – 10 cards then you can easily address the card and send it out immediately.
Now that you have sent out all your Holiday cards you can enjoy the Holiday Season!