Get a Jump Start On Your Holiday Card

By catherine | October 3, 2013

Are you making your list and checking it twice?

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It’s only the first week of October, but the holidays are fast approaching. Can you envision a holiday season free of stress and all those last minute “to-dos?” Imagine actually being able to take time with your loved ones and soak in the holiday spirit without a long running list playing on auto-pilot in your head!
Make an oath: this is the year I will tackle my holiday cards early. This, all important but time consuming project can be overwhelming when you are down to the wire. So let us share with you some steps to getting those cards done with time to spare. And then, in the comments below, share with us some of your own time-tested methods of how to best tackle this holiday project.

Early October

Pull out your list from last year (don’t have one? Recruit your high school student/any high school student to type one up for you in a flash.)

Make a note of any name and address changes or list additions. Email friends and family for any new contact information you are missing and update your master list.

End of October

Determine how many people are on your list so you can order enough holiday stamps and mailing labels.

Early November

If you are taking a picture, choose a time when your family will be together, discuss what you will wear, smile big for the camera, and then pick your favorite snap shot.

Pick out the card! Remember if the photo you selected is horizontal or vertical for card selection, make a decision regarding your text, and get that card ordered.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Stuff and address-you can recruit any in-town family and create an assembly line to get the work done quickly.

First of December

Drop the cards in the mail and high five yourself for crossing that project off your list!

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