Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday E-Cards - Tuck This Idea Away For Next Year

Every year in the middle of December, we scramble to order our Christmas photo cards, address the envelopes and mail them to our family and friends. Of course this year is no different and once again we found ourselves on December 15 without any photo cards ordered.

Quite honestly, I was the one dragging my feet this year. Every year we spend between $80-$100 on cards and postage. I missed the great deals on the photo cards that other bloggers had written about and I just didn't want to spend the money this year. Don't get me wrong, I want to send photos of my adorable kids to friends and family and I enjoy receiving them too, but they do seem wasteful...there I said it. Do you hold onto all of those photo cards that you receive in the mail? I'm ashamed to say that I don't.

My husband did an online search and he found the perfect e-card for us at He created an e-card using photos that we took this past weekend after the snow storm. He added music and a video of our family singing, "We Wish you a Merry Christmas". It turned out very cute and we were able to send it out to more people than we would if we mailed cards. The response from our friends and family so far has been very good.

And the good news was that it only cost us $2.99. We could have done it for FREE, but we paid the $2.99 to avoid advertising on the e-card.

I know I am coming late to the party, but we just hit the send button last night. So tuck this idea away in the back of your mind for next year. Unless of course you haven't sent your cards out yet.

BTW - this is not a sponsored post and FBS is not an affiliate for SmileBox.

What kind of holiday card did you send out this year?

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1 comment:

  1. May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, And may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas ;)


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