It’s the holiday season so you’re probably seeing a bunch of holiday cards! Here are some tips to send your own.
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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is getting holiday cards! As a life-long lover of snail mail, I love that this time of year encourages people to send out cards. Opening them adds to the season of celebration! We display our cards all month long and many of them feature the sweet faces of our friends’ kids.
I typically send out photo-less cards, but this year, we got some cards with our little family from Basic Invite. They were very easy to put together and I hope our families love them as much as we do!
Ordering and sending holiday cards can be a stressful task on the holiday to-do list, but here are four tips to make sending holiday cards easy.
1. Take a Quick Photo
While some people hire a photographer for an annual photoshoot, it doesn’t need to be as time-consuming as you think. Photographers can be a BIG help for the perfect photo, especially if you’re wrangling kids, but you can also make it quick and easy with a tripod and timer. That’s what we did with our photo. It took less than 15 minutes and about 10 takes, but we finally got a photo that we liked. I used the same photo in all of the versions.
2. Customize Your Cards with Basic Invite Templates
Here’s the fun part! You can customize every part of your card on Basic Invite, including:
- Text placement
- Number of photos
- Colors of the design (add gold, silver, or rose gold foil for extra sparkle)
- Card shape
- Design on the back of the card
- Type of paper (I like matte)
- Envelope color (40 different color options)
Choose from over 800 holiday card options. Don’t worry, you can use filters, like color and number of photos, to narrow down your choices. You can also favorite the ones you’re considering to compare them.
If you’re unsure of the design, you can order samples to see it in person. I got five options of Christmas cards that are a mix of classic and modern designs. Which one is your favorite?
Did you know we also used Basic Invite for our wedding thank you cards? We got two different designs and you can see them in this post. There are cards for every occasion on the website, so you can plan ahead if you’re not doing holiday cards.
3. Say Yes to Free Address Printing
Another way to save time is to say yes to free address printing. You can upload your contact list to have it printed on the envelopes. Don’t have addresses yet? Send out a link through Basic Invite for people to enter their information and you’ll have addresses available on the website when you order.
The envelopes are peel and stick to close, and you can also choose to have Basic Invite send your cards. All these little things will make it easier for you to get your cards sent.
4. Don’t Forget Stamps
Save time by buying stamps online. Order them on the US Post Office website right after you order your cards, so you don’t forget.
Ready to Order Holiday Cards?
You still have time to order and receive your cards before Christmas. Use the code “HOLI30” for 30% off your order.
I realized when creating my cards that the process was a way to slow down in this busy season. Sending cards is a celebration and I recommend it to add joy to your life and those you send them to!
What kind of holiday card design is your favorite?