Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Cards

I have a question for you guys...


More than almost anything else in life, I love picking out cute holiday cards, writing my friends' names on them, adding pretty stamps, and bringing them to the Post Office.  The process brings me great joy.  It reminds me of the wonderful people in my life.  And it lets me play with colorful paper.

My question is -- when is the earliest time we can send them?  Nobody wants to be the first person to send a card; that smacks of desperation.  But I don't want to wait until the last minute and have my cards delayed by the holiday mail-crunch.

When do you send your cards?

19 comments:

  1. I usually send mine a week or two into December. Usually around when I get out of school. I definitely try to avoid the mail crunch! I've sent my mom cards (from one town over) and they'll take upwards of three days to get to her during the holidays.

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  2. Oooh! I LOVE picking out cute Christmas cards as well. I love variety too, so my sister and I always buy those packs with 15-20 cards in them and swap half.

    I think the first week of December's a good time. This is when people start putting up holiday decorations and displaying all the cards they receive.

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  3. I like to have mine all posted by middle of December latest. Reciving your 1st Xmas card is always exciting too xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  4. Christmas cards are so fun to give and receive. I would say the first or second week of Decemeber is acceptable. It's always fun getting that first card in the mail :) Heather

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  5. i always cringe when i get a card the monday after thanksgiving lol
    i usually send mine out two weeks before christmas
    brett

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  6. I'm not a card sender but I've also never gotten one that seemed 'to early'. Mailing them out a week or two into December seems about right, it's nice to have a couple days to properly enjoy them before the holidays.

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  7. I don't really do Christmas cards, but I'd say you could start sending them sometime next week and you'd be fine!

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  8. I've sometimes expedited them to like the next day or 2 days, but generally if it's snail mail: one or two weeks : )

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

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  9. I haven't done Christmas cards for like 10 years now. But I love that it brings you so much joy. That's really lovely. I say, send them out whenever you want. "So what? Who cares?" (That's my Joy Behar impersonation, or rather my Fred Armisen doing Joy Behar on SNL impersonation.)

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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  10. I agree with Tracy-no rules, it's December on Thurs so send them out then! Snail mail is so nice to receive-I must start writing my holiday cards!

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  11. That's not desperation. I love getting cards. If I weren't such an airhead, they would've been addressed this past weekend. But I left my address book home. Send them anytime!

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  12. As soon as December hits Christmas cards are totally acceptable! I love sending and receiving cards. I think it's a dying tradition and that makes me so sad. We used to hang them around the doorway in our living room. It was so much fun to see if we could fill up the space.

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  13. when December's start... it's Christmas already for me :) so, it's always 'right' to sent it right after December come :))

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  14. I smack desperation.
    I asked my mom to send yours yesterday.
    hahaha :)

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  15. I wait until finals are over, usually the middle of the month. I always feel like crap because I get everyone's before I send mine out but, what can I say?

    I haven't even started shopping yet. I suck.

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  16. I send mine out early, going to buy stamps tomorrow and they will be in the mail!

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  17. First of December, says my step-dad, the mail man.
    btw, did you get any "nice outfit" comments on the other post? ;)

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  18. I would say a week into December. That will be perfect!

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