A long time ago before I was married and had children, sending Christmas cards to friends and family was no big deal. The entire process took about 20 minutes.
Seventeen years and two children later, I find that the whole Christmas card routine is a much bigger ordeal. And, yes, I do mean “ordeal.”
Up until a few years ago, I wrote a letter to friends updating them on all of our family happenings. I took pictures of the kids, had photo cards made then tracked down current addresses while my husband fiddled on the computer to create a mail merge from his spreadsheet to mailing labels. It always took a few tries to get the labels to line up just right so that was a job in and of itself. When everything was good to go, we stuffed and sealed what seemed like a million envelopes and then put a stamp on them before they finally landed in the mail box. See what I mean? Ordeal.
Then last year, I teamed up with Minted.com for my Christmas cards and let me tell you, they changed my life!
Well, not really but they simplified the process and that was a big deal! Read more