I don’t know about you but every year I am always late with getting around to signing and mailing our Christmas cards. I have been working very hard this year at getting notes, cards, and now my Christmas cards sent to the people I want them to go to and not just sit there filling up valuable space in my desk drawer.
Our lives have gotten so busy that we are quick to send an email then go about our day. I don’t know about you but when I get a card that comes in the mail it really does make me feel special. Our busy society has lost the art of sending cards and hello notes to those people we care about most. It’s to easy to pick up the phone and call, but at the end of a day having a special card that someone took time to pick just for you with a note to you sure is great to hold on to. It’s a visible tangible thing that says to you that someone loves and cares about us. When we feel lonely or afraid we can hold on to that card and be reminded that someone cares. i still have all the cards that my grandparents sent to me over the years. I love reminiscing every once in a while and re reading the cards they sent to me. I feel that I’m still connected to them even thought they are not here any more. It’s such a nice warm feeling.
Ok, now on to what I have done to organize my cards. It was a process that took a while but I think I have a great solution.I used to keep all my cards in a shoe box with my Christmas decorations, and they would get messed up from me digging looking for something. I went to Lowe’s and looked at the different storage options that were out there, then I went to Office Depot to see what they had to offer in the way of card storage. I finally decide to use this tote for my Christmas Cards.
5 Steps to Getting Your Christmas Cards Mailed Early
- Put your Christmas Cards with your Thanksgiving Decorations, that way you will have them out and it will be a reminder to start looking for your cards and coordinating schedules to go and choose new cards for this year. My daughter and I make this a special time for us. Card shopping and coffee.
- Make sending your Christmas Cards a family affair, get everyone involved. Make it fun! This year we did something new, we used a wax melt to seal the envelopes. They weren’t perfect but we had fun as a family learning how to do it.
- Let everyone have a say in what card you choose every year. Make it a family shopping trip. Take photos and make it special for everyone. Work on making memories with your family.
- Every year assign a task to everyone and sit together and write those special words to friends and relatives. It doesn’t have to be perfect! It has to be special not only for you but to those who will receive the cards.
- Have a special box for your Christmas cards to go in, it doesn’t have to be fancy just big enough for all your cards. Mine is a Hefty Storage Solution bin, Here is what I used.