Holiday cards are near the top of my “favorite things” list, so it only makes sense that I dedicate my very first post to them! Who cares that the holiday season has already come and gone? It’s never too early to start brainstorming ideas for next year. Once upon a time, I shopped for my cards a year in advance to cash in on after-Christmas sales. Unfortunately, the selection was usually pretty picked over by that time. And if you think I’m not one to agonize over the perfect sentiment, wintry illustration, paper thickness and envelope color….well, then you don’t know me at all.
This year I felt inspired to design our cards myself. Since our list continues to grow, I opted for a postcard format to keep postage at a minimum. They were mailed without an envelope, so I like to think a few trees were saved in the process. A little online research confirmed that Vistaprint offered the most competitive prices on postcard printing. Of course, I found a coupon code too! When it was all said and done, 100 custom postcards were printed and delivered to my doorstep for less than $7. A Christmas miracle, indeed!