Design your Christmas cards to look like postcards!
I’m thrilled with our Christmas card this year! We ended up doing postcards with Overnightprints.
*Update to this post.
While we still love postcards, and how they are double sided, after a few years of sending our Christmas cards out as postcards, we now send them inside an envelope. Our Christmas cards were getting pretty beat up going through the mail, and if you take the time to send Christmas cards, you want them to look good when they arrive. Post cards are fun because there is a spot on the back where you can write a little blurb with a sharpie on back. With Overnight Prints, I love that it was no extra cost to have the corners rounded. Here’s a tip…after a few years of sending postcards, we quickly learned that it’s best to still send them in an envelope to guarantee that they arrive in nice condition.
We added in the word Post Card into the design to look old school… just for fun. 🙂
I always try to make sure that the year is printed on the card, just so I can remember years down the road which card is which.
Because we were late in mailing out our card this year, I mailed a card to ourselves just to see how long it would take to get back to us (have you ever done that?) I also always save about 6 cards for our memory books and a possible craft project.
Here are a few things that I learned from this years card:
– If sending postcards…here’s a tip from my friendly post office man: Rubberband about 25 (or so) post cards together when you drop them in the mail to make them run through the system more efficiently. I guess postcards don’t go through the mail the same way that regular letters do.
– I had stamped them with a 28 cent postcard stamp not realizing that 5×7 size postcards require a regular 44 cent stamp. Thank heaven they make a 17 cent stamp.
-Per card, they ended up not costing that much more than what we have done in years past. In years past, I have just used a 4×6 print (cheap!) These postcards could be a lot less expensive if we had gone with the 4×6 size, bringing down both the cost of the print and the stamp.
Here is the cost breakdown, because I love to see stuff like this:
I love Christmas cards. As an adult, they are one of my favorite things about this time of year. With all the technology we have access too, Christmas cards in the mail is something I hope never goes away.
ps. I’d love to know…do you try to figure out the cost per card like this? Merry Christmas!