I’m pretty excited about the Thrasher Christmas cards this year. Mostly, because there WILL be Christmas cards this year. As you know, last year we were a bit occupied with the anticipation of the arrival of our sweet baby girl who was due on Christmas Eve. While I still managed to move my whale-shaped body enough to deck the halls of Thrasher Home with a beach-themed Tannenbaum, we had decided to spend our Christmas cards budget on birth announcements instead and just sent an e-card designed by Yours Truly to everyone. Which to me is like sending an Evite as your wedding invitation.
This year, however, I’m looking forward to spending hours deciding on the perfect Christmas card design and finding a creative way to display the cards we would find in our mailbox (stay tuned for a blog post about that). I may even go all out and get matching gift tags and address labels.
When do I start?
- Get on it now! By the time you have updated your address list, chosen a card design, ordered the cards and handwritten addresses on the envelopes, it’s probably mid November. Add a few days until you actually get to the post office and before you know it, it’s December when you finally mail your Christmas cards.
- Create a spreadsheet with names and addresses. (I am still using an updated version of our wedding guest list for these kind of occasions.) Confirm addresses if anyone has moved.
- Next time you’re at the post office, pick up a bunch of stamps.
Where can I find creative and affordable Christmas cards?
- Tiny Prints’ new Christmas collection is super cute – from contemporary to vintage to whimsical with a gazillion options for colors, formats and matching envelopes and address labels – and you won’t have to kill your piggy bank.
- Here are my two favorite designs from the Tiny Prints Christmas collection:
You know me. I am obsessed with all things aqua or turquoise. So that’s my obvious reason for picking this card. I also like the simple yet elegant design and I am a sucker for decorative fonts. (Doesn’t ‘Peppermint Streamers’ make you want to pour some hot chocolate garnished with a candy cane?)
I love this design because it is classy and colorful. This one is perfect for a family. Love the crisp and clean font!
- The reason for the season is Christ. You know, as in Christmas. At Thrasher Home we believe in Jesus and are celebrating his birthday. So our card will read ‘Merry Christmas’ and not ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Warm Greetings’. Although, certainly hope that you will be happy and warm.
What are your thoughts: Will you be sending Christmas cards this year? Where do you buy them? When do you send them?
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