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Doing This Year's Christmas Cards:

Updated on November 25, 2016

Thinking ahead....

Don't let the Holidays get ahead of you!
Don't let the Holidays get ahead of you! | Source

What to do this year:

Let's put our heads together and solve the 2016 Christmas Card decisions.

47-cents! That's right! But then it's Christmas Cards we're talking about!

"Aha!" you say, "Then it's not just 46-cents! Not if we're going to send a card, too!"

Well, you are right again. Let's see: that's 46-cents for the stamp, plus 75-cents for a nice card (if you can find one for that amount) and then there are the snapshots to include for the folks, the dollar bills for the kids, and don't forget the hours and hours of increasingly writer's-cramped repetition of the same "current update of our doings" dribble....and the addressing.

Why not something different this year? That's right. Why not something truly different?

What? Well we could have the local high school band and cheerleaders go over to their house and sing "Adeste Fiddles" or something....for a small donation to the Band Boosters!

No? Well how about a Mailgram(R) something under 20 words? Not too, too expensive at the "Night Rate".

No? Well then what else can we come up with?

Why not hand-drawn cards by the kids, a Christmas poem from Mom or Dad, and "Love and Kisses" at the bottom?

For the one person family: why not take a piece of soap and carve out a wreath or a Christmas tree and use that to stamp a picture of it on a regular postcard from the Post Office? That's only 34-cents apiece with the postage already on the postcard, no licking or sticking required. (You had best practice imprinting your carving on something other than the first postage-paid card, until you have your technique down pat.)

"And for the rich and well-to-do?"

They had better send :"Love and kisses...." too!


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      Demas W Jasper 9 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Okay, if not one of these ideas, please comment with your own!

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      Demas W Jasper 10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Now, four years later, this Hub on Christmas Cards has the updated postal rates, and the timeless humor. Happy holidays!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice : I don't have any friends for whom I have a picture of a bird on them. ;-0) I bet that if you sent me a card with a picture of you, you might have a bird on you!?

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That brought a smile to my face. I send out a few cards to select people with pictures of birds on them, naturally!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I admit that, as for me, I write a capsulized version of significant events in our family over the past 12 months, insert some photos, print and mail as our "Christmas/New Year/Holiday Letter." When I have an email address, the postage is zero (unless you include any Internet fees.)

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and thanks for sharing.

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Great ideas for Christmas. However, I am not the one who makes the choices. Well at least not for the pictures. My mother-in-law, has already had the family photo made. We are going to send it to everyone in the cards. That is ok by me. Family is family:)

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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      Cute and lovable idea for Christmas!