Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tying Up Loose Ends: Stuffing and Stamping Cards (Day 15)

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This is it folks: the penultimate post in our "No Stress, Ready to Bless, Early Christmas Prep" series. We're finishing up all of the last little tidbits, and today our tidbit is Christmas cards! I know that some of you don't even bother with cards- if so, just ignore and relax ;)!

If you've been following along with our daily assignments, you should have already made the list of people you are sending cards to, collected all necessary addresses and filed them in a neat document, and scheduled a photo session (if you are sending picture cards).

Do you have the cards yet? We still haven't had our photo appointment, so I am personally cardless for the moment. Within the next week, purchase the correct number of cards needed. Get your envelopes and stamps so you are ready to roll!

Natasha shared in an earlier comment that although she usually has her cards ready to go in plenty of time, she often forgets to send them. I've been contemplating possible solutions for this problem, and here's what I've come up with:

  • Leave the cards in a conspicuous place- next to your front door, on an end table, or neatly stacked on your desk. If you're afraid of losing them in a pile of clutter, this might be a sign that it is time for you to declutter and organize ;). 
  • Make a note on your calendar- set the specific date that you plan to mail your cards and write it on your calendar. That way when you see the note on the appropriate date, you will remember to toss them in the mail!
  •  If you're sure all else will fail, just send them immediately- its better early than never ;). The folks on your list will appreciate hearing from you whenever you send them, whether its before Thanksgiving or after New Years. 
Today's Assignment: Gather your card supplies together (cards, envelopes, stamps, and a wet sponge to help seal). Sit down for one or two evenings this week, pop on Christmas music or a Christmas movie, and make yourself a cup of hot coco. Make your time spent stuffing and stamping envelopes a pleasant and festive experience!

Have you missed our other early Christmas prep posts? Catch up on them here:

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Introduction
Gifting- Your Plan of Attack
Gifting- Think Outside the Box
Gifting- To Make or Purchase?
Christmas Cards- Your Plan of Attack
Christmas Cards- Making Your List and Checking it Twice
Christmas Cards- I've Got Your Number
Holiday Food- The Menu
Holiday Food- A Timetable 
Holiday Food- Let's Get Down to Baking
Playing Christmas Keep Up 
Holiday Schedule- Keep it Simple, Keep it Meaningful
Holiday Schedule- Plan and Chart
Your Holiday Cleaning Plan
Decking the Halls!
Tying Up Loose Ends-Wrapping 


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