Personalized Christmas Cards and December Madness

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The time between the end of the football season, at the beginning of February, and April, when baseball returns, is like a no-man’s land for me. I don’t follow hockey or basketball, don’t listen to sports talk radio, hardly watch the sports on the 11 o’clock news, and I skim through my local paper’s sport page in all of three minutes. For others who are into basketball, especially the college variety, there is something exciting called “March Madness”, which is a tournament where I think something like 300 or more teams play each other until there is a winner. For me, there is only “December Madness”, which is when I have to sit my butt down and figure out how many personalized Christmas cards to send out and to whom.

The sending of Christmas cards should be a joyous task because it’s “that time of year,” yada, yada, yada. But I find it to be a bit on the stressful side because I don’t want to make a mistake by forgetting someone who expects a Christmas card from me, you know what I mean? However, I usually am praised for my personalized Christmas cards selection, as I always buy my cards from The Gallery Collection. My clients want to know from which company I buy my cards and I always tell them to flip over the card for. The Gallery Collection’s Christmas cards selection, which includes designs featuring gift boxes, Christmas trees, wreaths, holiday winter scenes, as well as religious cards – contain beautiful colors, shimmering foils, and sculpted embossing. No one can beat their astounding selection.

As for “March Madness”, I think I’ll pay a few bucks to be part of my office’s contest where one can pick a team to win the whole thing and then you win a big bundle of money. Hey, maybe I’ll get lucky and win enough to pay for my Christmas cards!

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Marcella December 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I discovered a trick this year to make sending Christmas cards easier. Since Gallery Collection cards are all the same size, I get a pile of envelopes and address, stamp and return address label them during my lunch hour-then all I have to do is sign the cards and I am done!

Pamela December 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Why don’t you make a spreadsheet of all the people you want to send cards to. Then print out labels to apply to the envelopes. This way you can use the list year after year and can easily add names or remove names. It’s one way to make sure you dont forget anyone.

Mary December 7, 2012 at 10:41 am

IL’m not into sports so I can’t really relate to his griping, but I too used to stress over sending the Christmas cards. Now, not so much. I’ve learned to order early and get at least the envelopes addressed early. Then I can take my time to write a personal note or message in each of the cards I send. Easy peasey.

DeLila December 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

So do you put your cards in a bracket to see who will be the seasons greeting card choice? Ha, its amazing what kind of zone the holiday season puts people in. It allows us to create our own traditions and style when dealing with the very busy holiday season; And you my friend are doing great! If it works for you keep it going and pass it down.

Mike December 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

I always get my cards early to save myself from any further stress during the holidays. One trick is to save the envelopes from the cards you received the year before. This way you can send to those whom you received from and have a current address as well.

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