Everything you need to know about Holiday card giving

Hi friends!!! I hope you’re having a wonderful week!!

Today we’re talking all things holiday card giving. This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Even though October has just begun, it’s time to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to send to friends and family this year. Holiday cards are a great way to spread joy and reconnect with friends and family who have moved or live far away.

Why start so early?

Nowadays there is quite a bit more to holiday card giving than just running to the store, grabbing some cards, and mailing them out —- you’re going to need to get the perfect photo ready for your cards, customize and order sample cards, make your final order while allowing enough time for your cards to arrive, get addressed and mailed out in time for Christmas. By starting now, hopefully, you will eliminate some stress in December.

Let’s get started finding the perfect family Christmas cards to send to your friends and family this year!

First, you’ll need to decide if you’re going to add a photo(s) to your holiday cards. Holiday cards with family photos are very popular. Family and friends love receiving seasonal photos with familiar, smiling faces. Basic Invite has a lot of great options for greeting cards with and without photos.

After you have decided whether or not to use a photo(s) on your cards, it’s time to scroll through the holiday card designs and find your favorite design.

Once you have landed on the perfect card for your family, it’s time to customize it. At Basic Invite, there are almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design, you can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 colors to choose from, the card/invite is sure to be exactly how you want it!

Once your card is customized to your liking, you can order a custom sample- Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you to order a printed sample of the actual card before you place your final order. This is so helpful in finding the perfect card to send to friends and family.

Once you have placed your final order and received your beautiful holiday cards, it’s time to sign all the cards. You should always hand-sign your cards, regardless of what information is pre-printed on them. In fact, many consider it rude not to hand sign your greeting cards unless you have a health reason that prevents you from doing so.

You have all your cards signed, now it’s time to put the cards into their envelopes. When putting your holiday cards into the envelope, the front of your Christmas card should face the envelope opening. This way, when your friends and family open the envelope, the card front will be facing them.

Now onto the daunting task of gathering all the addresses and addressing the envelopes in preparation for mailing, or you can have Basic Invite do the addressing for you. Basic Invite offers an address-capturing service that allows you to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media to request your friends and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in your account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders. Another time-saving and helpful service!

You’re almost done! Now you just need to head to the post office, grab some seasonal stamps, and send your cards out.

When should I send out my holiday cards?

• Christmas cards— Dec 1st – December 10th

• Holiday cards— December 1st – December 15th

• Business Holiday cards— December 1st – December 15th

• New Years cards— December 1st – January 7th (most flexible)

Right now Basic Invite is is offering 15% off with coupon code 15FF51

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! I hope post helps you in your holiday greeting card giving this year!!

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