I hope you are enjoying all things pumpkin spice right now, but it is also the right time to start making plans for Christmas cards with a Christmas Card List Printable.
Y’all, I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas cards.
I love receiving cards from friends and family. I love displaying them in our home. I even love picking out the cards.
But I hate getting the cards together and mailing them in a timely fashion. It feels overwhelming.
Maybe you feel the same way….
The best way to accomplish an overwhelming task is to break it down into manageable steps.
So let’s break it down step by step.
1. If you are going to include a family/kids picture, when will the pictures be taken?
If you are getting pictures taken for your Christmas cards, now is the time to schedule an appointment with a photographer. If you wait until November, chances are the photographer will be booked and you may not have enough time to receive your pictures, create your cards, and then mail them.
Save yourself a headache and figure out pictures now.
I personally, like to take my own pictures. It saves me time and money. If you want to do the same, it is still important that you decide on a date for taking your own pictures, so that you don’t put them off until it is too late.
2. Create a list using a Christmas card list printable.
Start making a list of all the people you will send cards to and gather addresses. I find it helpful to keep one list of all the names and addresses in one place.
Figure out a total number of cards you need to purchase and include a few extra cards for those you may add to your list later.
You can easily keep track of your list with the Christmas card list printable included in the Christmas Planner.
3. Where will you purchase your cards and stamps?
Decide now if you are going to make your cards, purchase them from the store, or order them online. You can even order your stamps and boxes online!
For the last two years I have created my own photo cards online through Walmart, and they are ready for pick up within 24 hours.
4. When will you purchase your cards/card making supplies?
Get out that calendar and write down a deadline for purchasing your cards.
I like to have my cards purchased before Thanksgiving.
That way I can stuff and address them at the end of November or early December before things start to get too hectic.
5. Decide on a date to mail your Christmas cards.
Decide on a day in December that you will mail your cards. The sooner the better. That way you won’t have that task looming over your head.
If you mail them out early in December, you can simply enjoy the cards that you receive instead of feeling guilty for not having your cards mailed yet. 😉
Make sure you relax this Christmas by getting organized with the Christmas planner which includes a Christmas card list printable.
Other Posts in This Series:
Week 2 – Organize Your Christmas Gift List
Week 3 – Christmas Meal Planning
Week 4 – Christmas Guests and Travel Tips