Here’s the truth: I’m the queen of holiday card procrastination. It started out as just being busy, but then it morphed into this stressful situation of picking the right card, then doctoring just the right photo, then finding the correct expression and before I know it hours go by and I’m stuck at the process your order screen because even after all that work I’m just not sure I can part with the money. It’s been enough to ruin my holiday. As everyone’s gorgeous cards rolled into my mailbox, I felt more and more guilty that I’m stuck on pause.
A few years ago I actually just decided that I would send New Year’s Cards. That helped alleviate some of the anxiety. I didn’t need the perfect picture of my kids in matching Holly sweaters and I didn’t have to figure out how to communicate my wishes for every one of my recipients to have a (happy/blessed/non-religiously joyful) holiday-whatever that holiday may be.
This year, I’m actually getting my New Year’s cards done early. I know it’s weird, but I’ve kind of gotten used to the New Year’s message so I’m sticking with it-even though I’ve ordered them before Thanksgiving. I got lucky this year-the stars aligned when I was offered a chance to try out My Publisher’s cards and I happened to have a fabulous professionally shot photo and it all happened right around pay day. The selection is beautiful and the process to put the card together is super easy and fast-photo upload and all. There are all sorts of different ways to customize it too including adding photos to the back. I love a card that let’s me use a ton of photos! The best part is that you can get cute paper liners for your envelopes AND get your return address already on the back AND shipping for no extra cost. Call me crazy, but not having to address 75 envelopes twice is pretty dang awesome. So is free. My Publisher hits all that and then some.
Want to try out My Publisher’s cards yourself? I have a $50 gift card for you to do just that. Leave a comment below (doesnt’ have to be creative, just say, “I want ’em woman!”) and I’ll choose a winner before Thanksgiving so you can jump the gun and check cards off your holiday to-do list!
UPDATE:Congratulations Kim-the winner of the MyPublisher $50 Gift Card. Happy Holiday Card shopping Kim!
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