Christmas is the one time of year that I send lots of cards in the mail to my friends. And my favorite thing about the whole season is receiving notes from other people that I have not heard from in a while. If you are like me and really enjoy this ritual, but don’t have lots of money to spend on it, then take heart. We have 5 Great, Simple Ways To Save Money on Christmas Cards.
1. Coupon Offers On Photo Websites
Take advantage of coupon offers that online photo companies such as Shutterfly and Snapfish provide this time of year directly from their sites. You should never have to pay full price because of the generous number of coupons available.
When selecting Christmas cards from these sites, your most economical option will be to pick cards printed on photo paper rather than on stationery card stock. In some cases, this can save you upwards of 70 cents per card. If you are like me and send out a number of cards, this savings can really add up.
2. Coupon Offers Via Coupon Aggregator Sites
Although the photo websites mentioned above generally advertise their best savings offers directly on their sites, it is still worth checking coupon aggregators such as Coupon Cabin and DealCatcher for partner deals. You never know what you might find.
3. Pre-Christmas Sales At Craft Supply Stores
Craft supply stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels run half price or more sales on Christmas card supplies long before Christmas these days. It may be worth a quick trip to these stores if they are within easy driving distance, to check out their card offerings. These stores offer good, quality cards.
4. Card Offerings at Discount Stores
Stores such as Big Lots, Dollar General, Family Dollar, 99 Cents Only, and The Dollar Tree generally stock a selection of Christmas cards. You may find some brand name cards here, but also a healthy supply of off-brand. Be aware that some of the off-brand cards may be made with cheaper quality paper and less glue on the envelopes. This may not be a deal breaker as long as you manage your expectations from the outset.
5. Opt for Handmade Cards
It may be cheaper, depending on how many cards that you need, to use some craft supplies and make your Christmas cards from scratch. And you can get the whole family involved in the fun and let them express their creativity.
Some cute handmade card ideas include:
Reverse Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card from Rhythms of Play
Easy and Fun DIY Button Christmas Cards from Diply
Santa Hat Christmas Card by Hands On As We Grow
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