Managing the Merry Christmas Card Timeframe

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Managing the Merry Christmas Card Timeframe

Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Here are some tips if you'd like to get ready in advance and avoid a last-minute holiday rush.

  • Autumn is a great time to select and purchase your merry Christmas cards, ideally before Thanksgiving.
  • Double-check your address book. If possible, confirm addresses with an informal email.
  • If printing envelope labels, there is no need to wait until you're are ready to send the cards. Perform that task as soon as you finalize the addresses.
  • Do any handwriting on the cards a bit at a time during weekends or lunch breaks. There is no need to do it all at one sitting. This will help keep your hand from cramping up and keep your mind fresh for inspired greetings.

Of course, if time is growing short, all is not lost. Buying your cards online is an option for last-minute shoppers. You avoid a trip to the store and can take advantage of expedited shipping options to deliver the cards in a couple of business days once printed. You can also reduce the amount of time you may have spent writing and signing your cards by having your online greeting card company imprint a custom message and your name.



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