. Organizing Your Holiday Greetings
Enjoy this short video about organizing your holidays greetings!
Today I would like share ideas about holiday greetings organization. The week after Thanksgiving is the very best time to get this very important and timely activity started before the holiday pressures, stress, and rush really set in. Let’s get set up so this task is easy to do both now and always.
When we prepare our holiday greetings, there are four elements we address:
- Who will get our greetings?
- What will we send?
- How will we go about it?
- When will we do it?
If you’re going to do a printed greeting, the first project is to gather your addresses and organize them on a computer file so you can get your address labels printed (unless you still like to hand print them). Then you can decide what to send. It might be a photo, a card, a letter, or a combination of these things. Next, you must decide how you will get the photo reproduced, the letter copied, and the cards found or purchased. Of course, you will have to buy or find some supplies: stamps, return address labels, and the cards. I would like to add a small hint that has helped me over the years. If you send cards, keep them with the Thanksgiving decorations. This acts both as a reminder, makes the cards readily available, and saves a lot of time going through Christmas decorations trying to find the cards.
Earlier is Better
When should we do the organization for our printed greeting? I like to think that earlier is better. Please remember, if you are going to write a letter, a shorter note is better than an epistle as people usually want to hear about your activities, know the state of your health, and update your contact information.
Should you choose to send an e-mail greeting, you will have three elements to consider: Who will get my greeting? How will I go about finding one? When will I send it out? Of course, you must gather email addresses. Why not organize them into an e-mail folder so you can retrieve and updated them next year with ease? Then you must decide upon and find an appropriate email greeting that shares your feelings and values.
When should you mail the e-mail holiday greeting? May I suggest during the first week of December when most people will be in a holiday mood? When you are ready, push the button, and off your greeting will go.
My dear friends, let’s organize for our holiday greetings. Let’s get it done and out of the way, rather you are choosing to send a printed greeting or an e-mail one. Let’s begin now! It will be great to get organized in this way both for this year and all the years to come. Happy Holidays!
For more information about Preparing Greeting Cards for All Occasions, click here …
Find more helpful ideas in my House of Order Handbook.
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