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7 Time-Saving Tips for Mailing Holiday Cards!

A 15932Writing holiday cards can seem like a burden, but with a little patience and some proper planning, this otherwise burdensome task can become a meaningful way to send some holiday cheer. Here are 7 time-saving tips to simplify this process.

  1. Begin to address envelopes for the holiday card now. Try to do five to ten envelopes an evening.
  2. Once the envelopes are finished, write five to ten cards per evening.  The envelopes take longer if you do them by hand, so that’s why I do those first.
  3. Challenge a friend or relative to see who can get their cards in the mail first. Make sure to have a fun prize.  Involving a friend who you’re accountable to, will help you stay focused.
  4. Avoid long lines at the post office by going during their non-peak hours.  Statistically the slowest time at the USPS is 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
  5. For the budget conscious, buy discounted holiday cards at the end of the season for the next year.  Next year, you’ll save time because you won’t have to go hunting for the perfect card.  I love saving time and money!
  6. Prior to mailing your cards, weigh one to ensure that you do not require additional postage.  Speaking of postage, buy a bunch of Forever Stamps if you mail letters each year.
  7. If you don’t like sending cards, consider a ‘holiday letter’ that is mailed out around New Years.  You’ll save time by not feeling the need to write a personal message in each card.

With these easy ideas, you’ll be able to maximize your time and simplify your life during the busy holiday season.

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Certified Professional Organizer®, Scott Roewer is founder of The Organizing Agency, a professional organization and productivity company devoted to teaching residential and business clients how to increase productivity, save money, and how to live a more organized and abundant life.

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