Tuesday, October 28, 2008

31 Things to do before Christmas – Christmas cards the easy way, part 2

(This is #19 of 31 in the 31 Things to do series)

Christmas cards the easy way, Part 2

Okay, you made it through part one. The good news is that you are over half way there. Now all you need to do is make out your cards, stuff them, address and stamp them, and finally drop them in the mail (my favorite part).

Making out the card – what to say?

If you have the gift of words, this is simple for you and you are probably wondering why I'm making a big deal about it. Well, call it a personal problem but this is probably the toughest part for me. I either get too wordy or struggle with writing the same thing on each card to everybody, like a form letter. It needn't be that difficult, just say what's on your heart and that's enough. If you want to just let the preprinted greeting on the card do all the talking, so be it, but most people like to personalize it just a bit.

Here are a couple sites that I found to help you find wording. You don't have to copy it verbatim but maybe they have a couple of suggestions to get you kick started if you are having a mental block.



Addressing the envelopes

If you have all of your addresses together from step one, this is a breeze. You can simply write them on. Or if you really want to get fancy or if your handwriting is atrocious and you have some extra time on your hands, you can print them on labels using a computer and printer. Otherwise writing them on is just fine. Don't make this a big deal.

Finally you can send them off…. Don't forget your stamp!

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