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Birthday / Christmas Cards – A Guide For Buyers

October 15th, 2010 | Category: Birthday,Holiday


Jingle cards Photo by Carolyn W, Crop Candy

Buying cards for people, whether it be for birthdays, Christmas or some other special occasion, is not something that most of us enjoy doing. It is not that we resent having to spend a few dollars on buying a card for someone, but rather that it always seems to be a last minute rush and we can never find one that matches the messages that we want to give. Buying cards is not something that we can just forget about doing though, so what can we do to make the process a better, more enjoyable one?

Getting a calendar to mark on the dates of birthdays throughout the year is an absolute must. You should also mark on it the date that you will go out and buy your Christmas cards and the latest date that you must send them by. It is important that you put this calendar in a prominent place and not shut it away in a draw. Placing it on your bedroom door or next to your kettle / phone is a good idea.

Now that you have your calendar all marked up, sit down and do some planning for card shopping. You might want to make a list of all the cards you need for each three month period of the year, and then do all of that shopping at one time. This will enable you to have the cards ready in advance to send at the appropriate time. Another approach is to keep a list of all the cards you need throughout the year in your wallet. Then, when you are out shopping and come across a card that you like, you can check to see if there is an occasion coming up for which the card might be appropriate.

‘Bulk buying’ cards does not mean that you should be putting less thought into them. Each card you buy should still be for a specific person. You will have received cards before that you look at and think ‘Why have they sent me this card?’ and other people will notice if you do the same. So, when buying several cards at once, put aside 30+ minutes for choosing them at least, and be prepared to go to more than just one store.

If you want to get creative about finding just the right birthday cards, you might consider making them. Nothing is more special than something handmade. You might really surprise them with your hidden creativity or artistic abilities. There are different ways to do handmade; you could use a computer program and design a card that you print from your personal computer, or you could buy art and craft supplies and literally make the card from scratch. You can be sure that if you make your own cards they will be as unique as you are, and you can customize them to each recipient.

Now Try – Birthday Cards Or Christmas Cards.

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