Maybe you’re like me and you absolutely LOVE writing cards to people. Or maybe you are like my husband, who considers writing cards a fate worse than death (sorry for outing you honey!). Either way, it is the time of year where you are likely gearing up to send out all of those holiday cards, and the task can seem overwhelming.
That’s why I’ve put together these three hacks so you can get those cards done!
Holiday Card Writing Hack #1 – Make an Outline
Come up with an overall idea of what you plan to say. By this, I mean, are you writing about your life or are you writing to send your best wishes to the recipients? Or maybe it’s both. Either way, having an outline of what you plan to say will keep you from stressing each time you sit down to write the card.
Holiday Card Writing Hack #2 – Organize Your Addresses
I know making sure I have the right address can be a struggle. This is where Google Forms can come in super handy! You can either google “Google Forms” or look in your apps section via your Gmail.
Once you scroll down and click on forms, it should look like this:
You can name your form (and come up with something wittier than I did! hahaha)
Then, you can add in the information you want from your potential recipients (i.e. First Name, Last Name, Address, etc.)
Make sure for Question Type, you select “text” so that people can enter their information.
I made mine required questions, so that people didn’t miss something and leave it blank.
Then click “Add item” to add the next question, and go through the same process again.
Once you have put in all that you want to know, you can then click “Send form”
This will open up a box, where you can copy and paste a link to share with your friends and family.
The BEST part of all of this though is that Google will save this information in a Google Doc spreadsheet. That way, you can easily access it from anywhere (your phone, computer, tablet) AND you can sort it by name, address, etc. It saves you the struggle of trying to compile everyone’s addresses and it puts the work on the recipient to send their info to you!
Holiday Card Writing Hack #3 – Keep Your Supplies Together In A Moveable Container
I personally keep all of my card writing supplies in a laptop case, only because it has handles and can zip shut. But however you want to store it, keep your cards, stamps, writing utensils, envelopes, and other supplies all together. Not only that, but make sure to house them in a container that you can move around and carry with you. That way, you can bust it out when you have spare time. I often will write cards during the commercial breaks of my favorite shows. It both gives me something productive to do and keeps me from having a heart attack over Olivia Pope. You can also store the supplies in your car to do while you’re waiting for your kids in the pick up line at school. Or take them with you to do in a doctor’s waiting room or on your lunch break from work. Whatever it is and wherever you take them – having the supplies be easily movable makes your card writing a lot less stressful.
So there you have it! The best three hacks to make your card writing not be too much of a struggle bus! Let me know in the comments if you have any other hacks!
Until next time!