Christmas cards are a time-honored tradition that helps to spread Christmas cheer, bring people closer together, and to express your personality. At the same time, Christmas cards can be quite stressful, time-consuming, and expensive if they’re done incorrectly. One of the best ways to overcome these Christmas card challenges is to start preparing for your Christmas card months in advance. With that in mind, here are four reasons why you should start thinking about your family Christmas card now.
To Save Money
For most people, the default Christmas card consists of a professional family portrait that’s designed and printed by a professional photo printer. Unfortunately, this process can be quite expensive if you wait until the last minute. If you plan in advance, though, you can negotiate discounts with your photographer, design the Christmas card yourself, and find some coupons to make printing the Christmas cards less expensive. Even if you use the stock Christmas cards with no photo, you can save money by purchasing last year’s Christmas cards at 50% off after Christmas is over.
To Make The Holidays Less Stressful
Trying to get your entire family together and smiling can be a challenge at any time of the year, but especially when everyone is already tired and stressed because of the busyness of the holiday season. However, if you do your Christmas cards in advance, you can take your time and catch everyone when they’re having a good day. Plus, with your Christmas cards done, you’ll have one less thing to worry about when the holidays roll around.
To Make Them More Personal
Thanks to online craft sites, there are countless fun ideas for personalized Christmas cards. Whether you add this personal touch with a Christmas SVG or some red and green puff paint, though, you’ll need some time to let your personality shine through. If you begin designing and preparing for your Christmas card now, you’ll have plenty of time to perfect your design and make it reflective of your family’s personality.
To Ensure They Arrive On Time
For the post office, the weeks leading up to Christmas are the busiest time of year. While postal workers do a great job of keeping up with the demand, there is still a chance that the mail you send during this time could be delayed. If you plan your Christmas cards in advance, though, you have a much better chance of mailing your cards in plenty of time to ensure that even your most distant family members receive them long before Christmas.
Christmas cards are a simple way to spread joy to the important people in your life. It helps, then, if that joy you’re spreading is authentic rather than forced. By working hard to complete your Christmas cards ahead of time, you’ll be able to spread true joy, helping those around you to enjoy the holidays more, as well.