• Elizabeth Kenney

Sending & Receiving Holiday Cards When You’re Moving

The holiday season is here, which means holiday cards are probably under construction, in transit, inside your mailbox, or even on your refrigerator door.

If you or your family will be moving over the next couple of months, check out the follow tips on how to make the most of your holiday cards, both as the sender and the receiver:

#1 Share your new address (and holiday cheer).

This year’s holiday card could be a “We’ve Moved” edition. This is a great opportunity to tell family and friends that you have moved.

If you are “decking new halls” this holiday season, let your family and friends know.

#2 Go Digital.

Don’t want to deal with the cards, envelopes, stamps, or address management? Try sending an e-card this year. Companies such as Evite or Paperless Post can help you bring some holly jolly to your friends’ and family members’ inboxes.

#3 Let someone else do the heavy lifting.

Still want to send a holiday card through the mail, but don’t want to deal with all of the organizational hassle? Consider online shops, like Shutterfly or VistaPrint, that offer services to manage the entire process, from card design to address management to stamp and send.

#4 Get ahead of address mishaps.

If you are between two addresses this holiday season or if you have recently moved, you will want to make sure you family and friends send their holiday cards to the correct address.

You might send out a mass email, letting your contacts know you’ve moved and include your new address.

A simple email will do. However, if you want to have some fun with the message, the digital card companies mentioned above offer a variety of pre-created messages and designs.

#5 Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Whether a few holiday cards get lost in the mail, sent to the wrong address, or some other holiday card mixup occurs, don’t sweat it. Remember, holiday cards are meant to bring delight and not distress!

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