People stress when that time of year rolls around. You know – when everyone is concerned with buying gifts, preparing food, making charitable donations and services, and getting holiday cards out. For some, this comes in the dead of winter. Others might experience this at different times of the year depending on their traditions, friends, and family. The point is that preparing a massive number of cards for those you care about is fun, but it can also come with expense and stress. Here are four ways to save on both money and stress the next time you need to mail out an avalanche of holiday cards.
This should hopefully be something you do anyway. Postage goes up over time, so how can you budget to afford mailing out all of those cards short of just sending them over the internet? You can purchase Forever Stamps at current postage prices. Once you purchase them, they are good forever for whatever the current postage happens to be, even if it’s more than when you bought the stamps.
If your hand gets tired of writing out all of those names and addresses – and yours over and over again – invest in address labels and import your contacts onto them. Your hands will thank you later.
Not every holiday card conveys the message you’re trying to send. If you want to add a personal touch and ensure your card is exactly what you want, customize one on a photo site and have it printed in bulk. You get the card you want, and you know there will be enough for everyone.
Cards can get quite elaborate. Elaborate cards usually mean specialty envelopes and extra postage. If you want to save a little money and not wrestle with getting your cards in the envelopes, choose flat New Year’s cards or holiday cards in a standard size.
Your friends and loved ones will appreciate the though. Just take a deep breath and select a card you’re proud to send. The season only comes once a year.
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