You have worked hard on your holiday communication, creating the ultimate matte Christmas cards that send season’s greetings while including the essence of you and your family. However, the cards themselves are just half the project: Now it is time to get the details finalized for the mailing process.
While you do not want to get your cards out too early, you also want to be sure you do not miss the window. Plan ahead and verify that you have correct addresses; allow ample time to obtain new information in cases where a move has occurred.
The ideal time to drop cards into the mail is after the first week of December to ensure they arrive at destinations by mid-month. This helps you skip the last-minute mad rush at the post office that tends to occur as the season progresses, and allows your recipients plenty of time to enjoy the card prior to the actual holiday. If you do not think you can get them out in ample time, you might consider creating New Year’s cards in lieu of Christmas cards to allow yourself a brief extension.
Receiving a card in the mail is a pleasant experience, but take it up a notch by creating an ornate package for those cards on which you worked so hard. Plan ahead and purchase Christmas themed stamps for a pop of color on the front. Secure the seal on back with a seasonal sticker. This small detail can add a lot to the aesthetics of an envelope and help set it apart.
Do not forget to have your return address clearly written on the front of the envelope. This not only allows you to receive the card back in case any issues arise with a friend or family member’s delivery, but it allows the recipient to update your information, as well.
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