Friday, December 18, 2009
If you’re still wondering how you’re ever going to get all those holiday cards in the mail before the New Year is old, take a tip from me: Order photo cards online and simply change the message from ‘Merry Christmas’ to ‘Happy New Year.’
For years, I had insisted on hand-writing a personal greeting in each card and including a photo of the kids, especially for our far-flung friends and relatives. But no more!
Last year was the first time I sent a holiday photo card, and boy was it easy. You can design the whole thing online in just a few minutes. Choose a photo and download it to your computer’s desktop, pick a card design, select a text font, add a salutation and the family name, and voila! — no more writer’s cramp.
And photo cards can be as inexpensive as sending standard Christmas cards, if you shop around.
This year I used three different sources for my cards and accessories.
— Create an account with SeeHere.com or login to your existing account.
— Create your photo card and add 50 of them to your cart. Check out using code newbaby (case sensitive). Pay just $3.19 for shipping!
I ordered mine in the wee hours of Dec. 13 and they arrived on Dec. 17. They look great, and they were free, Free, FREE! I don’t know when this offer ends, so you better hurry.
And because I always send way too many cards, I supplemented that order using the services of Walmart.com’s Photo Center. I paid just $33 for 100 cards, shipped free to the store closest to me. Again, I ordered them on Dec. 13 and they were ready to be picked up on Dec. 17. Unbelievable, huh?
I also cashed in on an offer from Vistaprint.com for 140 free return address labels featuring our family photo for only $3.59 for priority shipping. Still available!
So I paid about $40 for the whole shebang. applause
Two of my Facebook friends also recommended Vistaprint, saying the cards came quick and were thick and nice. (But don’t tell Friend #1 about the free card deal I got — she paid full price for hers! ;)
And another FB mom says the best deal around is at Sam’s Club. She got 200 cards for $30, and they’re printed while you wait.
Don’t miss out on these deals!