It’s that time of year! Christmas carols, hot cocoa, Hallmark movies, lights, decorations, and holiday cards. If you’re like me, you have a love-hate relationship with Christmas cards. I love receiving and displaying them, and even love sending them. But, I hate the work that goes into it! Between tracking down addresses, shopping around for the best price, and addressing and stamping envelopes, it can be a real Christmas buzz-kill and takes way more time than it ever should, am I right? Well, I have some tips to make the process smoother.
This post is sponsored by Pretty Polite Print Boutique. As always, all opinions are mine.
Use Excel. My Christmas card list every year has been an evolution of the list we used for wedding invitations many moons ago. Every year people are added and, sadly, removed. But, we use the same list and save a new version every year. Be sure to enter the data in a way that can be easily used for…
Mail Merge. Save your poor hand and wrist from cramping after hours of envelope addressing and use your Excel file to do a mail merge to print out mail-to address labels. It’ll only take a second to stick those babies on the envelopes! Yay, technology!
Self-addressed self-inking stamp. I’ve been know to use a stamp for the return address on our envelopes. It’s super easy and you can use it for more than just holiday cards. I use mine all year!
Pretty Polite Print Boutique. Sure, you could do the things I mentioned above or you can visit this amazing online print shop where you can design beautiful holiday cards and have them addressed for you for no additional charge! Yes, you heard me right. All you have to do is upload your Excel address file (since you have it already, right?) and it will address all of your envelopes in stunningly beautiful fonts and colors that match the card you picked out. Return addresses are included for free, too!
Mail merge and self-addressed self-inking stamp not necessary!
Pretty Polite has many beautiful design options along with different options for trim, paper type, and foil! You can also choose to have your envelopes lined on the inside, like I did. Once you design your card online, a designer will email you a proof (super quick, like the next business day). Once you approve it, your cards will be in the mail within 3 business days. Then all you have to do is stuff, stamp, and mail them! Voila!
I loved everything about my Pretty Polite experience and am so happy to be ahead of the game this year! I can’t wait to mail these babies out!
So what are you waiting for? Get ahead of the game and order your cards today!