This week Shelley inspired my topic for Frugal Friday. She posted a hot card deal this week and mentioned that she is only sending card this year to out of towners (guess that means I am not getting one). She said if you see her more than twice a year you are only getting an email. Every year I cut our list but I have though about NOT sending cards or limiting them to out of towners too. She has inspired me to look at the time and money I spend sending Holiday Cards and I am really trying to decide what to do.
One of my friends sends her Holiday greetings in the form of an email. The first year I got it I was not overly “impressed” but the idea is really growing on me. I personally LOVE getting cards from all my friends to see how their children have grown. We hang them on our two closet doors and enjoy them all holiday season. My son really enjoys opening the mail especially when his name is included on the envelope.
I use photo cards and they are pre-printed so the only time I spend is in addressing the actual envelope. However the cost of the cards plus postage does add up. What are you doing this year? Are considering NOT sending? Sending less? Or going with an email greeting? This year time is really playing a HUGE factor in my decision in addition to saving money.
I would love to hear what you are thinking as I try to make decision about what I am going to do. I think I will send to out of towners but I don’t really see the point in sending to the people that I see on a weekly basis. Thanks Shelley for the inspiration!
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