In my quest for a slower and more meaningful December spent with friends and family, I plan on completing 30 Days of tasks to get ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving...and I invite you to join me.
Day 24: Address Christmas Cards
If you created a Christmas Card database back on day 15, today's step is very easy, since you can do a simple Word mail merge to create address labels that you can print and stick onto your cards. Otherwise, you might want to address a few cards by hand each day until you have them all done.
If you need help creating a Word mail merge document, you can visit my Christmas Card Database Tutorial for all the steps needed to create your mail-merge address labels.
Don't forget your return address. I used to have a stamp that our realtor gave us for our old house, but I'm going to order some address labels from Vistaprint this year since you can get 140 of them for only $3.69 shipped through tomorrow (11/16).
Our Christmas Card Labels:
I have a rather large list for my Christmas cards, since I send cards to friends from the five places I've lived previously that I don't see very often (if ever anymore). Plus, I add in family members and some of my husband's close friends. I created my Christmas card database about 10 years ago, so addressing the cards is the easy part for me.
I usually add a small cute Christmas clip art to the side of the labels to decorate them a bit for Christmas and make them fun. I also usually print a sheet of the labels on a separate piece of paper so I can remember who I sent my cards to.
What about you? Do you use printed address labels or hand-write your friends and family's addresses?