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Christmas Cards - Check

December 9th, 2008 at 03:08 pm

Yes, I have finished getting my Christmas cards ready for mailing. Just so you know, I don't think everyone needs to send cards. It is optional. It can also get expensive! There have been several years where I have not sent any...just to be a bit frugal! Of course, I kind of missed doing them.

This year I decided to make the Christmas cards an art project with my daughters. I bought 50 plain cards with envelopes for $5. I also bought 6 pieces of holiday scrapbook type paper for about $1.50.

Last Friday night, we sat down to watch the Grinch and decorated each card with the paper! It took longer than I thought it would. We only made 15, but my daughter thought it was fun. We only need about 25 total and I will supplement the ones we made with leftovers from previous years.

Monday, I wrote a Christmas letter. I kept it to one page and just gave a general update of our adventures this year. It has been a few years since I've written a letter and we have moved since I last wrote one!

Now the envelopes are stuffed, addressed, and stamped for mailing!! Christmas cards, check!!

Here are a couple ideas, if you are looking for an afforable way to reach out with your holiday greetings:

1) Email on online card or a letter
2) An index card/postcard(postage is less)
3) Letter printed in red or green ink on computer paper and mail in a regular envelope!

Get creative and use what you have at home to come up with something original. If you chose to forgo the greetings...that's okay too because the season is about much more than cards and gifts!!

5 Responses to “Christmas Cards - Check”

  1. CouponAddict Says:

    This year I emailed out my family letter and a picture of DS. I have not gotten around to sending the three regular cards yet. But if I dont I will just take them in person.

    It sure saved a bunch of stamps and time. I think I will do it that way next year also.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    That is a neat idea for the cards! I will have to remember that!

  3. Petunia Says:

    Wow, you're doing great with your Christmas preparations!

  4. Ms. Pearl Says:

    That sounds like so much fun. I love to make artsy/craftsy do my kids.

  5. homebody Says:

    We have so many old friends that we stay in touch with yearly Christmas cards and letters. My letter is done, I still need to print pictures. I guess I could print out my labels and letters and be ready....

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