Holiday cards aren’t cheap, right? That’s why I put together this simple guide to get the best deals on holiday cards.
Every single year I go back and forth about ordering Christmas cards.
While I love the idea of sending photo cards, I really hate the prices. That’s why when Cards Direct asked me to review their cards in exchange for Christmas cards, I couldn’t refuse. Now that I’ve used them, I’m in love with their quality and prices. I really feel like this company is the best bang for your buck when it comes to photo cards. For the same price I spent in 2014 on flimsy cards with a competitor, I was able to get textured felt cards this year.
While I’m over the moon in love with our cards from Cards Direct, I still want you to know about all your options when it comes to saving money on holiday cards. Since I’ve done the legwork I’ve decided to share how to get the best deals on holiday cards.
Oh, and as a special thank you for reading, here is a code for 15% off at Cards Direct: Hannah16
Here are my favorite tips for saving money on holiday cards:
Skip it all together!
Put a favorite family picture on Facebook and skip the Christmas cards. Sure, someone might call you a Grinch, but it’s better to be a Grinch than to spend money you don’t have on something you really don’t need. It’s okay to skip the holiday cards if you can’t afford them.
Store bought folded cards
This is by far the cheapest way to send your holiday cards. Cards Direct sells these too! Stores like HomeGoods and TJ Maxx sell packs of 20 for less than $5. You can even get them at the Dollar Tree. I always pick up tons of these during the after holiday sales. Print pictures through a drug store to put in the card and you can personalize it even more.
So many options here! Last year I printed these on my home printer. Download the printable here.
You can even make them more festive with stamps and other embellishments, or make some fancy picture ones on your computer if you are tech savvy.
Other card sites
I put this one last because they range in price. You can certainly find inexpensive cards on this site even though they have lots of expensive ones too. If you really want an individualized card this is the site for you. Just remember that you are dealing with individual artists and they rarely offer coupon codes. On the bright side, your supporting a small business which is always a plus. Here is an example of a very personalized card from an Etsy shop.
So tell me, what do you do for cards?