Saturday, November 12, 2011
Christmas Card Express
The holidays are busy enough and this is no time to reinvent the wheel or try to impress your unimpressable mother-in-law. And when we truly get down to brass tacks, that’s not what Christmas is all about, despite with Martha Stewart has lead us to believe.
That doesn’t mean you can’t send nice cards. You need to take a tip from Mr. Henry Ford and streamline to process. How? Well there are several ways.
1. Keep all your cards in the same color family so the bits and pieces will all match.
2. Buy enough paper to do the job. Trips to gather more supplies eats into your time.
3. Keep the layout of your card simple, saving time consuming coloring and difficult construction for another time or start in June next year!
4. Assembly line, don’t make cards one at a time. One night, score and cut all your card stock. On tip, you can do this at Bear when you buy your card stock there. The next night, trim pattern paper and stack them together. Trim stamped panels and any mats. When everything is trimmed, then it’s time to stamp.
5. Print address labels on the computer if you are program savvy. Otherwise address envelopes by hand while watching a TV or listening to an audio book. Helps to make a boring job go by faster.
6. Also you might want to edit your card list; if I haven’t received a card is a couple of years from a person I don’t send a card. Not everyone is ga-ga like we are about cards and I don’t want them to feel obligated to reciprocate.
I hope this helps you to tackle your Christmas card list.