Sunday, October 05, 2008

3 Quick Organizing Tips for Christmas Cards

What? Christmas cards now? Hey, I'm a Professional Organizer, remember?

3 Quick Tips:
  1. Buy cards at the end of the holiday season when they are on sale. Store the cards with your fall decorations and begin addressing them in October. Do you see why I had to post this now?
  2. Keep a card list on the computer or designate an address book just for your card list. Revise your list throughout the year as you receive mailings.

  3. Still feel overwhelmed? Consider not sending out cards during the busy holiday season. Instead, send Thanksgiving cards and let people know all the things you are thankful for that happened in during the year.

It's easy to get caught up in all the "tasks" of the holiday season. Keep your heart and mind focused on Christ. Everything else will come along.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Ok, I am so glad to see this post. I told Josh that I was thinking of sending out "Christmas" letters in November this year, just for something different and to avoid all of the holiday craziness. But I didn't know if people would think I was weird.....if they do, I will tell them "my professional organizer" told me to do it. :-)

Paula Constable said...

Sarah,
You are more organized than you give yourself credit for! It's all about making life easier for you and your family! I say go for it!

Tina (mummifiedx5) said...

I buy cards at the end of the holiday season. I keep the address list on the computer. I've started writing some of them. I think I may be on track!! :)

Lynn M. said...

Having cards ready to go before or immediately after Thanksgiving is an excellent way to avoid the stress of having to do them in busy December. Great tips!

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