How to Simplify your Holiday Cards
One of my favorite traditions is sending and receiving holiday cards each year! Here are a few tips that have simplified sending holiday cards over the years, as well as some of our favorite places to order holiday cards from.
Tip #1: Save all addresses in a Google doc, Excel file or Word document
This will save you a ton of time collecting addresses each year! It's also helpful to have addresses of friends and family on hand to send invitations, thank you notes, or care packages to throughout the year. Personally, I like saving mine to a Google doc; it can be updated from my desktop, iPad or phone.
Tip #2: Invest in a return address stamp
If you're living in a place that you're planning to be at for multiple years, it's worthwhile to invest in a self-inking return address stamp. There are a wide variety of options available. I ordered one on Etsy about 5 years ago and it still works great. This one, this one, and this one all look like great options.
Tip #3: Save all of your holiday cards with a binder ring
One of my friends taught me this tip and I love it! Each year, I punch a hole in the corner of each card and fasten them together with a binder ring. It keeps all of the cards organized, stored together by year, and easy to look at. Depending on how many cards you typically receive, I would recommend a 2-in or 3-in binder ring.
If you need recommendations on where to order holiday cards, I've provided a few of my favorite places below.
- Artifact Uprising: high quality, simple designs
- Vistaprint: affordable, upgrade the paper to premium matte or premium silk matte
- Minted: beautiful designs, free recipient address printing
- Paper Culture: frequent sales, good quality, free recipient and return address printing
While there is nothing revolutionary about these tips, I hope they make sending holiday cards a little easier for you. Happy holidays!