Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sending Christmas Cards

I tend to be a procrastinator.  In a big way.  So, while many of you are almost done your Christmas shopping well before Black Friday, I'm usually just getting around to thinking and planning stage.  This year, I'm slightly ahead of schedule but not by much. 

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving kicks off the Christmas season in our house.  I know that's how it is for a lot of people, but I just can't help but envy those super-organized (and frugal) shoppers that have already completed most of their to-do lists! 

Every year, I tell myself that I'm going to be fully prepared for Christmas by the time Thanksgiving arrives, but I never seem to get my butt in gear and every year, I'm scrambling to get the rest of my holiday shopping done.  Like I said, this year I'm slightly ahead of schedule but I still have lots to do! 

Christmas cards have always been high on my holiday to-do list!  Finding the perfect card year after year and sitting down to listen to holiday music while writing out my huge stack of cards, still that's usually at the last minute. Since I am a semi-new momma, I love to show-off include a  photo of my beautiful daughter with each Christmas card. 

Here's the photo I shared with family and friends last year: 

At 18 months old, Grace is a handful!  She's a very active and curious toddler and always wants to be right there in the middle of whatever mommy is doing!  Since I have so much trouble finding time to get things done with her following me around all day, writing out Christmas cards will feel more like a chore than a festive holiday tradition. 

To make things easier on myself this year, I've decided to send out holiday photo cards.  I'll still search for the perfect design to match the photo I want to share with my family and friends, I just won't have to sit down to fill them out.  The image on our Christmas Photo Cards will be a photo of Grace (as soon as I choose my favorite!) and our greeting and signature will be printed right there on the card making it super-easy and keeping it frugal at the same time!  

With all of the extra money being spent this time of year, I like to keep my eye out for a good deal.  And what a great deal I found!  Right now, Shutterfly is offering a few Cyber Week Deals (until December 1st). You can save up to 30% on Holiday Photo Cards, Free Shipping on orders over $25, plus a bunch of other great ways to save! 

If you are still trying to decide what to do for your holiday correspondence this year, you really should check out the many attractive designs and products that Shutterfly offers. 

And don't forget about Thank You cards.  Shutterfly also has a wonderful selection of holiday thank you cards that you can even coordinate with your Christmas cards! 


annies home said...

I so agree with you I procrastinate as well and I often run out of time to sell my cards. I love to get photocards in the mail because it brings me closer to the person who sent it

ginger-n-wyo said...

I bought cards Friday and applauded my effort at not procrastinating. We'll see how long they sit before going in the mail. Happy New Year's Greeting are not out of the question!

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