Yes, it’s that time of year again! Every winter I have the same internal debate with myself, about what a headache it can be to pick out cards, make lists of friends and family members, find updated addresses, and go through the general hassle of sending out holiday cards. Especially on a tight budget, I have to push myself to remember why we even send out cards anymore.  In a world where the internet and cell phones can put you in contact with just the click of a mouse or the push of a button, why bother with traditional mail? But, just close your eyes and think for a moment of how you feel when you receive a card for a holiday, your birthday or anniversary. The feel of the smooth or textured paper in your hands, the glitter, the gems… The extra time and effort you know went in to choosing a card, personalizing it, and sending it to you creates a feeling that is irreplaceable. Now that my head is back on straight and my heart is in the right place again, that doesn’t mean my wallet has gotten any wider!  So here are a few tips to save some green and send out high quality holiday cards out for cheaper!

Almost every website has it, but not everyone knows to look for it: the SALE section. Browse through what kinds of products are available at a discounted price. You might find the perfect card there and be done! Try checking prices on the simpler designs, without all the bells and whistles. Often times, they are much less expensive for the plainer result. To spruce up these designs, hit up your local crafts store and find a few inexpensive additions. You can easily add sequins, gems, or bows with a little bit of glue, or get some glitter pens in different holiday colors and add your own swirls and designs.  It takes just a few extra minutes, and costs a lot less! Another idea is to try DIY photos instead of using a professional photographer for your family portraits. Most digital cameras have a time-delay setting and a “portrait” or “photographing people” setting as well.  Try using that and a tripod or level surface to rest your camera on, and take your own family photograph in your home.  You can print your photos at a local pharmacy or grocery store that processes digital photos (and most do nowadays) for much less than ordering prints through a professional studio.

 

Check out these cute photo card designs at 40% off right now:

 

First Christmas Photo Card  - This fun 5.5x 8.5 attachable photo card is great for the season!  Photo card comes : *Blank*pregreetingWarmest wishes this holiday season.*personalization-specify portrait or landscape

 BIK-PC36 - "First Christmas Photo Card"

 

Duet! Photo Card  - This fun 5.5x 8.5 attachable photo card is great for the season!  Photo card comes : *Blank*pregreetingWarmest wishes this holiday season.*personalization-specify portrait or landscape

BIK-PC10 - "Duet! Photo Card"

 

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