Holiday Card Planning

[ 1 ] November 28, 2012 |

I love “real” holiday cards–especially designing them–but even more in our social media frenzied world where we rarely send “physical” mail anymore, receiving a personal card or letter is a rare delight.

Although I think about creating our family holiday card well in advance, planning what it takes to make the card happen (design/photo/updated addresses/night to write and stamp them) slips behind once the December bustle takes over – making and shopping for gifts, baking cookies, attending special holiday events. All too often our holiday card becomes a Happy New Year greeting.

This year I am ready. I updated my address list last year and have a fun family photo (where we’re all smiling) taken by a stranger while on vacation in NYC this fall. I prefer making our cards by hand, but this year I want a simpler option without losing my creative style.

After checking out the growing number of online pre-printed photo card options, I am trying this year. I love their modern style and the multitude of designs with a variety of options (flat/folded/fancy edges/pre-printed envelopes). The hardest part will be picking the layout, with so many to choose from. I am placing my order this weekend and should have them in time to hand address them (yes, I still do this) and mail them well before December 25th.

Depending on which cards you order, whether you customize cards and envelopes, or want a proof and shipping method, cards will arrive in 4 – 10 days. Check here for shipping details.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. HACB says:

    I used last year and was very pleased. Excellent website and a wonderful product. I will use their site again this year.
    Have fun creating your card!

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