the sparkly life: Holiday Cards for Procrastinators (a.k.a Why New Year's Cards Are Awesome)

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Holiday Cards for Procrastinators (a.k.a Why New Year's Cards Are Awesome)

I am usually painfully late sending out my holiday cards. I almost always wait until the last possible minute to order them (thank god for express shipping), and then send them out a day or two before Christmas. This year, I actually thought ahead and ordered my family's cards before Thanksgiving (a personal record!). Great, right? Well, it could have been if I hadn't spent the next three weeks patting myself on the back, while simultaneously putting off actually addressing or sending them. Once again, I didn't get them out until the week of Christmas.

Well, if you're a natural born procrastinator like me, I have a solution for you: New Year's cards. The beauty of New Year's cards is that you don't have to deal with them during the weeks of pre-Christmas craziness...because they're New Year's cards! You're basically supposed to send them late. You have weeks after the holidays to mail them. I'd say as long as you get them out by January 15th or so, you're golden. (But let's face it: People are still saying "Happy New Year" until the end of January at least, so I give you official permission to get them out any time before February.)

This year, in addition to my family's cards, I had hoped to send holiday cards to my blog/work contacts, but then didn't get around to it with all of the holiday nuttiness. That's when it hit me: New Year's cards, baby. 

Check out my finished cards above. I went with this design from my beloved Minted once again. (And, of course, I had to reference blowouts!) I express-ordered them and they arrived two days later. Now I'll be (very leisurely) sending them out over the next few weeks.

All of the sentiment, none of the stress. New Year's cards, people. Trust.

Did you guys send holiday cards this year? And are you a big time card-procrastinator like me?

Disclosure: Minted--a brand I have long used and trusted--provided me with complimentary holiday cards, but all opinions and ideas are my own.


WorkingMomMagic said...

So cute! Thats is a fun idea and I love that pic of you!

Jill Robbins said...

I have thought of doing this a couple of times because I think in the past five years I've gotten cards out on time maybe once. I think I might even be too late for New Year's cards but yours are really cute!!!

Theresa said...

I love your card! I definitely need to do this some years. It's so helpful to get everyone's cards first because their addresses sit there on their envelopes on my counter... Easy to send cards back. :)

Shann Eva said...

Love this idea, and I LOVE your card. Beautiful! I got my cards on time this year, but didn't send them out on time either. Next year, it's new year's cards all the way.

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

We'll be doing New Year's card because we did not get our holiday photos done in time to send out Christmas cards.

Mollie said...

Love this idea! Your hair also looks fantastic.

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