Note: This post is sponsored by TinyPrints, but all opinions are 100% my own.
I’m a sucker for holiday cards! I love sending and receiving all of the Chrsitmas cuteness snail mail style! We’ve been sending one out since the year after we got married: here are our 2013 Christmas Postcards and our 2014 Christmas Card Ornaments. And (drum roll, please!)… our 2015 Chrsitmas card (it’s called Fun Loving Frame from Tiny Prints)…
I know, I know I look like I’ve got it all together over here doing pictures early and ordering and sending out cards by December 1st, but it’s all a show, ha! Seriously though, it’s my job, so don’t feel bad if you have not got the Chrsitmas cards sent or ordered or heck, even picked out yet! I want to share a few tips and tricks to save you time and bacon on your Chrsitmas cards this year.
1. If doing professional pictures, consider the card you want to use before you take the pictures. Does the card look better on a dark or white background? Do you need more room at the top or bottom? I even suggest sending a picture of the card you would like to use to your photographer so that he or she can help you get the perfect picture! For example, if you love this card, you would want a vertical picture with blank space at the bottom, make sense?
2. Square envelopes cost more to mail. True. I learned this the hard way last year, with our ornament cards. Not every one of the cards got sent back to me, but at least 10 or so did get returned because I did not put a large enough stamp on the envelope.
3. Tiny Prints offers modified rectangular envelopes for your square card order at no extra charge. Modified rectangular envelopes are specially designed to fit square cards securely inside and allow you to mail them with regular postage. Whahoo!
4. Postcards are less expensive. A post card stamp as of December 2015 costs 35 cents versus 49 cents for a first class mail forever stamp. You would save $14 on postage sending out postcards per 100 Christmas cards you mailed. We sent cute post card Christmas cards in 2013!
5. Try to send cards by the second week of December. The post office gets backed up the later in December it is, and you’ve got a million things to do!
6. Save 40% and get free shipping with the code BESTSALE40SF. (Deal ends 12/8/15)
7. Jazz up the front of your envelope with washi tape, like I did! I used a little on the front and the back of the envelope. Here are 11 more creative ways to jazz up the front of your envelope!
My envelopes are all kinds of fancy thanks to good ol’ washi tape and a super cute personalized postage stamp from Tiny Prints.
I had stamps made with this one!
And this one too. Love.
Do you send Chrsitmas cards? Any tips or tricks? I’d love to hear…