Can you believe that now is the time to put together your Christmas cards? Every time we get here, I wonder where the year has gone! I love getting all the reminders that it’s time to work on Christmas cards because I love giving and receiving them. The only problem is that Christmas cards aren’t always budget friendly. Check out my favorite tips on how to get the best deals on Christmas cards.
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When it comes to Christmas cards, I feel like I’ve done it all. Some years I’ve had professional photos printed on nice cards, a few years I made my own, and then I’ve skipped sending Christmas cards a few times too. No matter how you do it, you can make it affordable to send Christmas cards.
7 Ways to Save Money on Christmas Cards:
1. Do an eCard or post on social media
Save money on the price of stamps by sending an eCard, detailed email with a picture, or put a favorite family picture on Facebook. It’s okay to skip the holiday cards if you can’t afford them. It’s also okay to skip them even if you can afford them! Save that money and put it towards savings or charity instead.
2. Go old school and send store bought folded cards
This is a great inexpensive way to send holiday cards. Tons of stores sell packs of cards for less than $5. You can even get them at the Dollar Tree.
I’m currently a fan of these recycled ones from Amazon:
Pro tip: Pick up holiday cards during the after holiday sales. Print pictures through a drug store to put in the card and you can personalize it even more.
3. Print your own cards
The world is your oyster with this one. One search on Pinterest will give you a ton of ideas. Last year I printed these on my home printer. Download the printable here.
4. Personalize through photo sites
5. Check out Groupon
Groupon has lots of different deals for Christmas cards every year including deals from different stores and even Shutterfly.
6. Design your own at a store
Drug stores, Walmart, office stores, Costco, and Sam’s Club are all great places to look for deals on Christmas cards.
7. Get super personalized with Etsy
Want a super customized card? Check out Etsy! 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.
FAQ About Christmas Cards:
How Much Do Christmas Cards Cost?
Ugh, these things can cost a lot of money. They can be as low as 5 cents at The Dollar Tree for a pack of cards and as much as $4 a card when specially ordered.
When Should I Order Christmas Cards?
This is a great question! I definitely think you can save money if you are asking yourself, “when should I buy Christmas cards?”
I’m a fan of buying them early- between Halloween and Black Friday. This gives you great prices and plenty of time to address and send the cards.
If you plan to hire a photographer for Christmas cards, plan to hire one right after Halloween to give you time to get the photos back, pick the right photo, pick the right card, and order the cards with enough time to allow you to not stress of addressing all the cards.
Pro tip: you don’t have to stress over addressing Christmas cards if you get a great deal on cards that come addressed!
When is the Cheapest Time to Order Personalized Christmas Cards?
The cheapest time to order Christmas cards is between Halloween and Black Friday. Tons of companies have their best photo Christmas card deals.
What websites have the cheapest personalized photo Christmas cards?
If you want to get personalized photo Christmas cards on a budget, then you will want to check out these websites. All of them offer budget friendly photo Christmas cards, some as low as 28 cents each!
- Walmart (as low as 28 cents a card!)
- Tinyprints (usually costly, but great deals with coupon codes when you can find them)
- Sam’s Club
- Cards Direct
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